Vegan Diet Library

The articles below will help you be successful on your vegan plan, learn about nutrition, and gain valuable tips for using MyNetDiary.

Getting Started

Starting a vegan diet
Starting a vegan diet? Follow these steps to get maximum benefits

It is essential to have a roadmap for a healthy and balanced vegan plan.

Nutrients for vegans
6 Essential nutrients for vegans

Thinking about a vegan diet? Here are the six most important nutrients for vegans and the supplements you might need.

vegan protein sources
Do vegan diets give you enough protein?

Here are our favorite plant-based protein sources that will fill and fuel you

how to use tofu
Curious how to use tofu in more tasty ways? Check out these 5 easy tofu meal ideas to get you started

Tofu is versatile, nutritious, and adapts well to many different kinds of recipes.

Create your own workout plan
How to create your own workout plan from scratch

A complete guide on how to create your own workout plan from scratch (no expensive trainer required)

Planning Weight, Calories & Nutrients

Planning weight & calories
Planning weight & calories

Discover how calories planning works at MyNetDiary to help you reach your weight goal.

Planning your nutrient needs
Planning your nutrient needs

Learn where the recommended macronutrient, vitamin, and mineral goals come from and how to change them if needed.

Macronutrients for weight loss
What are macronutrients and what do they have to do with weight loss?

Tracking macronutrients, or "macros", is a part of many weight loss plans. Learn tips for using macronutrients for weight loss, as well as pitfalls to avoid.

Basics of Tracking

Why Use a Diary To Track Diet and Exercise
Why Use a Diary To Track Diet and Exercise

This article discusses the many benefits of keeping a food diary.

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Measuring and estimating portion sizes

Practical tips on portion control, including how to measure and estimate portion size.

4 Tips for Searching & Finding Basic Food Items
4 Tips for Searching & Finding Basic Food Items

Read this post for tips on how to find basic foods such as fruit, veggies, meats, fish/seafood, poultry, and raw vs. cooked grains and pasta.

Sharing recipes
Tips for entering, editing, and sharing recipes in MyNetDiary

Get the most out of using MyNetDiary's recipe feature - learn how to enter, edit, and share your recipes like a pro! These tips are helpful for new and experienced users alike. Read this post even if you think you know how to enter recipes.

Import recipes
Import recipes to your MyNetDiary account for easy and accurate tracking

Do you love to cook but have little time to enter all the recipe ingredients for tracking? MyNetDiary makes it quick and easy to import recipes from the web.

Weight Loss & Maintenance

Hidden Cues To Eating
Hidden Cues To Eating

Learn what drives us to overeat and what you can do about it.

Why am I Not Losing Weight?
Why am I Not Losing Weight?

This article explains why you might have stopped losing weight and offers tips for breaking the plateau.

Weight Loss Maintenance
Weight Loss Maintenance

Congratulations, you have achieved your weight goal! Now what do you do?

Nutrition Basics

Dietary fats
Dietary fats

Learn about different types of fats and how to make healthier food choices.

Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, and Fiber
Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, and Fiber

This article describes what carbohydrates are and how to make healthier carb choices.

Water - We Need It!
Water - We Need It!

Why we need water, how much we need, and how to track it.

Diabetes Articles

MyNetDiary provides online tools for tracking blood glucose, insulin, and medications, as well as a special Diabetes Tracker mobile app for iPhone and for Android that can sync with the website. The following two articles provide background information on diabetes, and an overview of tracking diabetes with MyNetDiary — how to get the most out of it.

Diabetes Basics
Diabetes Basics

Describes the basics of healthy eating and carb goals for people with diabetes. This article is also helpful for people with prediabetes.

Tracking Diabetes with MyNetDiary
Tracking Diabetes with MyNetDiary

Overview, tips, and recommendations for tracking diabetes with MyNetDiary.

Disclaimer: The information provided here does not constitute medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, please visit your healthcare provider or medical professional.

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