Vegan Nutrition Counseling

Get a vegan diet assessment and personalized recommendations from a registered dietitian.  This vegan diet counseling will help you get the reassurance you are looking for!

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Hi, I’m Alyssa, I’m a dietitian and I offer counseling for vegan diets

Whether you are new to a vegan diet or have experience with a vegan diet, my diet review as a vegan registered dietitian will help you achieve a balanced vegan diet.

Vegan nutrition can be confusing, and my online nutrition counseling will allow you to clarify what is important for you.

A personalized vegan nutrition program adapted to you

Vegan diet assessment

A dietary assessment from a vegan dietitian will help you quickly identify the changes you need to make.

Vegan diet planning

Vegan dietitian counseling will help you get reassurance that you are taking the right steps to improve your vegan diet.

Private and group sessions

Get the best learning environment for you! Individual or group sessions with a vegan dietitian, both have their advantages

Why work with a vegan registered dietitian for a balanced vegan diet?

Get a personal assessment

Getting a vegan diet assessment with a registered dietitian will help you instantly know what to change. Don’t waste your time trying to do research online and simplify the path you take to get to where you want to be..

Get practical and personalized advice

Knowing the problem is half the battle, you have to make the changes to get the desired results. Doing vegan nutrition counseling will help you take action and make beneficial changes.

Get reassurance and support

Changing a habit comes with many obstacles, there is no one size fits all program that will help you eat well. Dietitian counseling will allow you to overcome these obstacles and achieve your goal in the shortest possible time.

Book a free discovery call with me

What are you waiting for? Get a vegan dietitian on your side and start your vegan nutrition counseling today.

Book your FREE 20-mintute discovery session with us today

Frequently Asked Questions - Balanced Vegan Diet

What is a well-balanced vegan diet?

A well-balanced vegan diet should contain a variety of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, plant-based protein like beans/lentils/peas, and healthy fats. A vegan dietitian can help create a well-balanced vegan diet that is tailored to you.

Is a plant-based diet a balanced diet?

Yes, a plant-based diet is a balanced diet. A plant-based diet containing all of these food groups (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and plant-based protein) in the right portions is considered to be balanced and nutrient dense.

How long before you notice a difference on a plant-based diet?

It varies from person to person but it can take a few days to a few weeks for you to notice a difference on a plant-based diet. Everyone’s transition into a plant-based diet is different and a plant based dietitian can help guide you on your journey.

What snack foods are vegan?

Some delicious and easy-to-make snack food ideas are roasted chickpeas, baked veggie chips, and popcorn with nutritional yeast. A vegan nutritionist can provide you with the ultimate vegan snack list so you can indulge in some delicious vegan snacks.

Which milk is plant-based?

There are many plant-based milk options such as soy, coconut, rice, hemp and almond. Soy, pea milk and hemp milk tend to be higher in protein content and ensure to choose options that are enriched with calcium and vitamin D.

What sweet things can vegans eat?

It can be difficult to find vegan-friendly dessert options as many include animal derived ingredients such as gelatine or milk. However, there are still some sweet options that vegans can enjoy. Better yet, there are many vegan dessert recipes that you try to make at home to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Can you survive on a plant-based diet without supplements?

Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, and iron are some of the nutrients that people on a plant-based diet might need to put in extra effort to obtain. A vegan nutritionist can help you find alternative food sources to ensure that you are getting all the nutrients you need.

How do you balance a plant-based meal?

Balancing a plant-based meal can be overwhelming as you would want to include not only fruits and vegetables, but also whole grains, nuts, seeds, and plant-based protein. A vegan nutritionist can help ensure your plant-based meals are well balanced.

Do you live longer on a plant-based diet?

Research shows people can live more than a decade longer by switching from a typical Western diet to a plant-based diet regimen. In fact, many studies have shown that people on a plant based diet can reduce blood pressure, improve cholesterol level, and reduce risk of chronic diseases.

What does a vegan eat for breakfast?

There are many breakfast options that vegans enjoy, including oat porridge, granola, pancakes,  tofu scrambles and many more. Sample vegan meal plans can give you some inspiration on breakfast ideas while a vegan nutritionist can tailor a personalised meal plan for you.

What foods should vegans eat everyday?

To ensure they are getting adequate nutrition from a well-balanced diet, vegans incorporate a variety of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, plant-based protein like beans/lentils/peas, and healthy fats into their diet everyday.

Do vegans eat eggs?

Vegans don’t eat eggs because eggs are animal products. Vegan diet is based on plants and food made from plants, while excluding all animal products. A vegan nutritionist can help you learn more and see if vegan diet is right for you.

What are the 7 elements of a balanced diet?

The 7 essential elements of a balanced diet are carbohydrates, protein, fat, fibre, vitamin, mineral and water.

What do vegans drink?

It can be difficult to find drinks that are vegan due to the ingredients or processing steps that involve the use of animal by-products. Some popular beverages that vegans enjoy are fruit or vegetable smoothies, sodas from the Coca-Cola brand, and lattes made with plant-based milk like soy, and almond milk.

Where do vegans get protein?

Vegans can get their plant-based protein from many different sources, including seitan, tofu, lentils, beans, nutritional yeast, nuts and seeds. Talk to a vegan nutritionist to see how you can incorporate these protein sources into your diet.

What should vegans avoid?

A vegan diet is based on plants and food made from plants, so vegans avoid food that comes from animals. This includes animal meat, seafood, dairy products, eggs, cheese, butter, mayonnaise, and honey. Some processed foods also contain animal by-products during the processing steps so it is important to read the ingredient labels carefully.

Can a vegan eat bread?

Yes, most bread is suitable for vegans as the ingredients are generally flour, yeast, water, oil, and salt. Some common vegan bread types are sourdough, Ezekiel bread, ciabatta, focaccia, and baguettes.

Do vegans eat pasta?

Yes, most packaged pasta is vegan, but some fresh pasta does include egg as an ingredient. Make sure to check the ingredients on your package to ensure there are no animal-derived ingredients. A vegan registered dietitian can teach you how to read labels and ways to differentiate between vegan and non-vegan products.

Can vegans eat chocolate?

Traditional chocolates do contain milk and are not vegan-friendly. However, there are some chocolates that are made with plant-based milk to replace dairy and those chocolates are vegan-friendly.

Why can't vegans eat honey?

Honey is not vegan-friendly because honey is a result of the bees' exploitation. As a matter of fact, commercial bee farming employs practices that are considered unethical by vegan standards.

Is veganism a form of orthorexia?

Orthorexia is defined as an unhealthy focus on eating in a healthy way. Veganism is not a form of orthorexia as most people pursue veganism for different reasons other than obsession of healthy eating, including reducing animal suffering or improving health to reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Read more about it here.

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