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 Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 25 8
healthy diet and food choices 11 8
Fibromyalgia 3 3
Multiple Sclerosis 3 0
Support mental / emotional health 3 8
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) 2 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 23

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vegetarian Diet

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 1
Muscle weakness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Vegetarian Diet

Dosage Patients
daily 7
three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Vegetarian Diet

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 5
Personal research 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 8 patients who’ve stopped using Vegetarian Diet

Duration

Currently using Vegetarian Diet

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 3

Stopped using Vegetarian Diet

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 12
Usually 10
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 3
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 14
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2 patient evaluations for Vegetarian Diet

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ITalkToTheWind
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ITalkToTheWind
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Moderate
25 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
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
29 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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