Vegetarian Journal 2008 Issue 2



QUESTION: "I'm a vegetarian, but I have weight to lose. What can I do for myself? I can’t afford a personal trainer or chef."

ANSWER: In the ideal world, we’d have access to a personal trainer, chef, and dietitian. That’s because it takes a high level of commitment— and support—to eat well, get into shape, and stay fit. But even if you had the means, it can be a challenge to find qualified, competent health professionals and fit frequent appointments into a busy schedule.

That leaves a do-it-yourself approach as the only practical solution for most people, and you can do some of it yourself very effectively. If you have health problems, though, get advice from your health care provider before making any substantial changes in your diet or exercise habits.

Most people, however, can benefit from some simple, supportive measures that can be self-imposed without much - if any - technical expertise. Here’s where to start:

The do-it-yourself approach may not always substitute for the help of a qualified health professional. But there’s a lot you can do on your own affordably and effectively. And that’s a great place to start.

Excerpts from the 2008 Issue 2

Cheesecake: Not Just for Dessert Anymore.
Chef Nancy Berkoff makes cheesecake part of any course.
An Updated Guide to Soy, Rice, Nut, and Other Non-Dairy Milks
Dietetic Intern Stephanie Gall, MS, RD, brings you all the facts.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About L-Cysteine But Were Afraid to Ask
Jeanne Yacoubou, MS, takes a closer look at the amino acid.
Vegan Fare from India
Sunita Pant Bansal shares some basic dishes from her country.
Veggie-Friendly Literature for Kids
Check out recommendations from The VRG Parents' E-Mail List.
Vegan Rocker Ted Leo Tours the World
Bobby Allyn interviews the indie rock veteran and vegan activist.
Note from the Coordinators
Letters to the Editors
Notes from The VRG Scientific Department
Vegan Cooking Tips
All About Oven-Frying, by Chef Nancy Berkoff, RD, EdD, CCE
Veggie Bits
Scientific Update
Book Reviews
Vegetarian Action
Everything Natural, by Bobby Allyn

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