It’s Official

January 10, 2011

Over the past six months I have researched the subject heavily, consulted a dietitian, and questioned many an individual in order to understand veganism in it’s entirety. Through this journey I have decided  to  become one myself.  I hope to be able to look back on these posts as a record of my progress in learning how to live a cleaner, healthier, more ethical lifestyle.

For future reference here are my stats and basic nutritional requirements-

Height: 5’2″

Weight: 117.6 lbs

Age: 22 years 0 months

Gender: Female

Basal Metabolic Rate*: 1350

My general eating plan:

2-3 servings of fruit

3-4 servings of non starchy vegetables

0-1 servings of starchy vegetables

2 servings of nuts

1 serving of  “dairy”

4-5 servings of grains

4-5 servings of protein  (additional nuts, legumes, etc)

*For those of you who want to know what your basal metabolic rate (your basic caloric needs for a day sans exercise or activity of any kind) you may use the formulas below.

English BMR Formula
Women: BMR = 655 + ( 4.35 x weight in pounds ) + ( 4.7 x height in inches ) – ( 4.7 x age in years )
Men: BMR = 66 + ( 6.23 x weight in pounds ) + ( 12.7 x height in inches ) – ( 6.8 x age in year )
Metric BMR Formula
Women: BMR = 655 + ( 9.6 x weight in kilos ) + ( 1.8 x height in cm ) – ( 4.7 x age in years )
Men: BMR = 66 + ( 13.7 x weight in kilos ) + ( 5 x height in cm ) – ( 6.8 x age in years )