I want to be fructovegetarian/vegefructarian

uniden

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I want to eat a diet consisting solely of vegetables and fruits. I know it sounds extreme, but I think I want to do it anyway. I could get carbohydrates from squashes and essential fats from avocados. The only macro nutrient I would be low in is protein. Leafy green vegetables contain all of the amino acids, but not protein in larger amounts. Also, protein is the least important macro molecule. We should be getting 50% of our calories from complex carbs, 30% from essential fats, and only 20% from protein. Therefore, starches are the most important, healthy fats are next, and then protein.

Anyway, I just thought I would put this goal of mine out there.
 

healthydiet

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I'd love to try that too but hopefully me mental will will help me to be convinced that I am full despite of eating less!
 

Thaboz

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I want to eat a diet consisting solely of vegetables and fruits. I know it sounds extreme, but I think I want to do it anyway.
Having changed to a more plant based diet years go, due to past health complications, I can say confidently that your decision to do that is a great one because a fruit and vegetable diet will give you all the required energy and health.

What I found about eating a plant based diet is that it causes you to be creative when combining food groups which is what you need in these diets anyway.

This is because you need to combine different fruits and vegetables to get your complete nutrients and proteins.

Wishing you all the best with your new diet. Keep us posted on how it goes
 

Adaptogen

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There are many nutrients that can potentially be deficient or lacking with a strict fruit/vegetable diet such as vitamin b12, vitamin D, longchain omega-3 fatty acids(DHA), iodine, zinc, selenium, calcium and so on.


Whilst avocado's provide heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, they aren't great sources of omega-3 fats.


Which is why vegans are often recommended to eat the likes of flax seed, chia seed, walnuts, which are good sources of short-chain omega-3 fats(ALA).
 

KCtheNatural

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CoQ10 is another nutrient that you may not get enough of, as high amounts are only found in animal products. You may want to speak with a dietitian who has experience with vegan diets to ensure that your nutritional needs are being met and that you are supplementing appropriately.
 

Happyflowerlady

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I have recently just changed over to a plant-based diet, which I do not follow strictly; but I do endevor to have about 90% of my food to be plant-based.
I take supplements to make sure I get all of the vitamins and minerals that I need, and I eat legumes fairly often as part of my protein intake.
I feel a lot better since I have stopped eating meat and dairy products, except as accompaniments to my meals, and not as a main part of them.
 
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