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Vegan Diet

5 Risky Diet Mistakes Vegetarians Make (And How You Can Avoid Them)

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

People automatically associate a vegetarian or vegan diet with health, but in reality, eliminating meat from the diet is not necessarily a ticket to good health. In fact, it's just as easy to be an unhealthy vegetarian as it is to be an unhealthy omnivore.

Consider Becoming A Part-Time Vegan

Kathy Freston | Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

Truly, Mark Bittman's new book Vegan Before Six is offering a way of eating that could be transformational: Readers will lose weight (if they have weight to lose), have more energy, and suffer much lower risk for diabetes and heart disease. And animals and the earth will be better off.

How to Conserve Money and Resources Enjoying a Plant-Based Lifestyle

Christina Ross | Posted 06.25.2013 | Los Angeles
Christina Ross

Overall, a bulk of the recipe for making my lifestyle work is passion, creativity and resourcefulness. I truly believe anyone who wants to eat more veggies can find a way to make it work for them.

WATCH: Mike Tyson, Devout Vegan?

OWN | Posted 04.09.2013 | OWN

The world knows Mike Tyson as a record-breaking heavyweight boxing champion whose career saw dramatic highs (such as when he became the first heavywei...

Interest In Vegan Diets On The Rise

The Huffington Post | Anjali Sareen | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living

With influential figures like former President Bill Clinton announcing his enthusiasm for a vegan diet, and celebs like Justin Timberlake singing "Bri...

Vegan Secrets: The Healthy Side Benefits I Didn't Expect

Anjali Sareen | Posted 05.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Anjali Sareen

When I first made the decision to adopt a vegan diet, many of the more "seasoned" vegans in my life told me about all the wonderful benefits I could expect. Those things all sounded great, but after I went vegan, I discovered a whole world of benefits no one had ever told me about.

Does Going Vegan Help Your Skin?

Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living

By Deborah Dunham for YouBeauty.com You already know that a healthy diet is synonymous with healthy skin. But what about vegan diets? Can you chalk...

Crazy for Veggies: Cutting Cruelty Out of My Lifestyle

Steve-O | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Steve-O

There's a lot of violence in the world, but here's an area where all of us can make a positive difference, first in our own lives, and then in the lives of others. Together, we can spread compassion far and wide.

7 Tips to Help You Lose Weight on a Plant-Based Diet

Meg Wolff | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Meg Wolff

Once in a while I get an email or a Facebook message from a reader or a friend saying that they've been following a plant-based way of eating, but they aren't losing the weight that they were hoping to lose. Here are a few tips to help you in this direction.

Conquering The Standard American Diet, Vegan Style

Anjali Sareen | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Anjali Sareen

This is what my diet started to look like after I had been vegan for about a year. Instead of trying to replace foods I remembered, like meat tacos or bologna sandwiches, I discovered a whole new array of foods that were just as delicious (if not more) and better for me in every way.

Plant-Based Meals: Everyone Loves a Quickie

Meg Wolff | Posted 04.28.2013 | Taste
Meg Wolff

The most common question I get about healthy plant-based cooking is this: "Do you have some really quick recipes? I've found some truly healthy recipes that can be easily prepared. Here are a few tried and true "quickies" anyone can easily enjoy. 

This Is What Vegans Eat

Anjali Sareen | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Anjali Sareen

Very few of us were raised vegan, so at some point, we did make a lifestyle switch. When you first go vegan, it's common to have cravings left over from the pre-vegan days, and it's fun to try to "veganize" old favorites. Here are some traditional meals and treats gone vegan.

Is Dairy 'Natural'?

Anjali Sareen | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Anjali Sareen

It's worth noting that many people would shudder at the idea of squirting bodily fluid from an animal directly into their mouths, but those same people drink milk freely and happily because it's packaged to look pretty and marketed to us as a health food.

A Vegetarian Chef's Struggles

Ron Pickarski | Posted 02.18.2013 | Taste
Ron Pickarski

Gerald Lieberman wrote, "Vegetarian: A person who eats only side dishes," in reference to dining out at restaurants. And if you are a vegetarian, you know what he means.

Could A Vegan Diet Help Prevent Cancer?

Kathy Freston | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

This is empowering news, given that most people think they are a victim of their genes, helpless to stave off some of the most dreaded diseases. We aren't helpless at all; in fact, the power is largely in our hands. It's on our forks, actually.

Have Your Pie And Eat It, Too: Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Food52 | Posted 01.20.2013 | Taste
Food52

A vegan pumpkin pie that's just as indulgent and satisfying as the 'real' thing.

All The Recipes You'll Need For A Vegan Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.24.2014 | Taste

Turkey, shmurkey.

NSFW VIDEO: PETA Ad Implies Vegan Guys Are Better In Bed

Posted 11.05.2012 | Home

PETA isn't exactly known for its subtlety -- the group regularly uses semi-nude ads to get people's attention about animal rights issues. One of the m...

Why Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

Kathy Freston | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

Nearly a decade of extra life -- that's what you get when you move away from eating animal foods and toward a plant-based diet. This is really exciting science for anyone seeking healthy longevity!

How To Eat Vegan Even In A One-Stoplight Town

Menuism | Posted 12.22.2012 | Taste
Menuism

So you don't live on the Upper East Side. Perhaps you live in small-town America. Here's a small-town girl's guide to eating vegan wherever you live.

The Rise of Non-Perfectionist Veganism, Part III: Solutions to Perfectionist Veganism and Vegan Activism

Hillary Rettig | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Hillary Rettig

I myself am not a perfect vegan. Nor am I a perfect vegan activist (whatever that means) -- far from it. But I will always seek to do better, both in my personal veganism and as an activist. And I have to tell you that each time I encounter a vegan or vegan activist my heart swells.

Thirty Days, Thirty Reasons, Thirty Ways: Go Vegetarian In October!

Kathy Stevens | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home
Kathy Stevens

So on Monday, October 1, is World Vegetarian Day--the kickoff for Vegetarian Awareness Month than runs throughout October. If you've been toying with the idea of going vegetarian, then let me be your cheerleader, and let the following lists inform and inspire! Good luck...and please share your journey!

Amanda L. Chan

Starting A Vegan Diet? Don't Make These 5 Mistakes

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 09.28.2012 | Healthy Living

Thinking about adopting a purely plant-based diet? We get it -- after all, it's been linked with decreased stress and increased happiness. And...

DC VegFest: Meatless Saturday

Erin Ruberry | Posted 11.21.2012 | DC
Erin Ruberry

There are plenty of reasons go to meat-free. It's good for your health, good for your planet and good for your soul. Will you commit to going vegetarian Saturday?

Conversation With Sharon Gannon On 'Yoga, Life And Being Vegan'

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

What is the relationship between yoga and transformation? How can what you eat affect how you live? I caught up with the co-founder of the Jivamukti Yoga Method, Sharon Gannon. With over 25 years of teaching and activism, she is credited for making yoga "cool and hip."