What is Vegetarian Diet?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

Most Popular Types: Raw food vegetarian diet

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A healthy vegetarian diet consists primarily of plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. Because the emphasis is on nonmeat food sources, a vegetarian diet generally contains less fat and cholesterol, and typically includes more fiber.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 24 5
healthy diet and food choices 9 3
Multiple Sclerosis 3 0
Support mental / emotional health 3 3
Fibromyalgia 2 1
Support nutritional health 2 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Vegetarian Diet"

Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
2
None
10

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Vegetarian Diet

Fatigue 1
Muscle weakness 1

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using Vegetarian Diet (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 4
Personal research 1
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 6 patients who’ve stopped using Vegetarian Diet

Duration

Currently Using Vegetarian Diet
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 11
Stopped Using Vegetarian Diet
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 2
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 2
Adherence
Always
6 50%
Usually
5 42%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
1 8%
Burden
Very
1 8%
Somewhat
3 25%
A little
3 25%
Not at all
5 42%
Cost
$200+
2 40%
$100-199
2 40%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
1 20%
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3 patient evaluations for Vegetarian Diet

ITalkToTheWind
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ITalkToTheWind
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
22 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Borderline Personality

See ITalkToTheWind's full Vegetarian Diet history

Apr 20, 2014 (Started Sep 25, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily

Nov 6, 2013 (Started Sep 25, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks
mountabora
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mountabora
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
30 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

See mountabora's full Vegetarian Diet history

Feb 12, 2011 (Started Sep 16, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Ethical: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
GYBO!
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GYBO!
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
26 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
GAD

See GYBO!'s full Vegetarian Diet history

Jan 11, 2010 (Started Oct 10, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: My stress levels are easier to balance. I don't experience the pain of feeling "stuffed."

  • 0 helpful marks
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