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

  • 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
13

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

Patients
1
Patients
1

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using Vegetarian Diet (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
Patients
5
Reason
Personal research
Patients
2
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
1
See all 9 patients who’ve stopped using Vegetarian Diet

Duration

Currently Using Vegetarian Diet
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
2
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
12
Stopped Using Vegetarian Diet
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
1
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
2
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
1
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
2

Adherence


Always
Patients
8
53%
Usually
Patients
5
33%
Sometimes
Patients
1
7%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
1
7%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
1
7%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
4
27%
A little hard to take
Patients
3
20%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
7
47%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
2
13%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
2
13%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
1
7%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
1
7%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
9
60%
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2 patient evaluations for Vegetarian Diet

ITalkToTheWind
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ITalkToTheWind
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
24 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Borderline Personality

See ITalkToTheWind's full Vegetarian Diet history

Jul 15, 2014 (Started Sep 25, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily

Apr 20, 2014 (Started Sep 25, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily

Nov 6, 2013 (Started Sep 25, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks
GYBO!
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GYBO!
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
28 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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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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