Trying to eat as a vegetarian is not as simple as cutting out your usual meat and chicken meals.
Vegetarian eating is certainly very healthy, but when you first start out as a vegetarian, there are new things to think about.
This may require some planning on your part.
Sue can help you with these issues and more:
- understand how to ensure that you are getting enough of the key nutrients, so you are in peak health whilst following a vegetarian diet.
- show you how much of which foods you might need to eat each day, to ensure you meet the recommended daily intake (RDI) of minerals and certain vitamins.
- show you charts which outline the nutrient content of the vegetarian foods, and compare this with what is your recommended daily intake (RDI). Note the RDI for some nutrients is in fact higher on a vegetarian diet, as the nutrients are harder to absorb when on a plant food diet.
- suggest which minerals and vitamins you may need to supplement. Suggest suitable brands of vegan and vegetarian supplements.
Sue particularly likes to talk to teenagers who want to try vegetarian or vegan eating. Adolescents are still growing and developing, so they really need help with planning their vegetarian diets.
Are a parent who is worried about whether your child is eating properly?
Why not make an appointment to see Sue, so you can all be reassured that your vegetarian is not missing out.