Diets in Review Question

I would like to go vegetarian and need to lose wt is ti possible to do this diet

cheryl asked this question May 7th, 2011 3:33 pm

just wanted to know if this diet is vegetarian possible, do not eat alot of meat anyway and at the high prices of meat feel I need to change my eating habits

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We recently spoke with Dr. Mike Moreno, the book's author, and asked him about The 17 Day Diet and vegetarianism. This is his response: "You'll just modify the protein suggestions. Instead of fish or chicken, you'll use soy, dairy or legumes." He cautions that vegetarians are at risk for protein deficiency, so be sure you're not skipping this important nutrient. See more in our 17 Day Diet FAQ with Dr. Mike.

posted on May 9th, 2011 11:35 am


I am going to start this diet soon as a vegetarian (not Vegan) and would like to have this answer clarified. Can soy be in the form of soy milk? Veggie burgers...other veggie products (such as those by Morningstar Farms, Boca, etc). Even though these products are primarily soy, they do have some additives. I understand that the 17 day diet discourages processed foods. Please advise.

posted on Jun 27th, 2011 12:53 pm


Vegetarians are not at risk for protein deficiency. Most people get more than enough protein in their diet. Vegetarians eat animal by-products like dairy and eggs with are good source of protein and plenty of grains and beans have protein in them as well.

posted on Sep 13th, 2011 9:47 am

lisa wheeler

NO! Vegetarians and Vegans are NOT at risk for protein or calcium deficiencies. Go to and get the REAL truth about how deadly effects of eating meat and consuming dairy products. Meat based diets dramatically increase developing Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Stroke, High Blood Pressure, etc.
The Cattle, Egg, and Dairy industry prefer consumers remain clueless about how deadly these foods are. The Factory Farms engage in horrific animal cruelty, have incorporated dead diseased animals in school lunch programs (this was featured on national news within the last two years), in Ithaca, New York a hog factory farm that failed to properly dispose of hog manure polluted the water. Local rural residents had liquid manure flowing out of their kitchen and bathroom faucets. A young teenage boy suffered brain damage from the noxious fumes from the hog manure. Residents could not open their windows or doors due to the sickening stench.
The USDA does not have enough officials to inspect nor ensure the safety of the meat sent to grocery stores. Think of all the recalls of contaminated meat.
Animals are not treated humanely, they are denied access to fresh air, sunshine, exercise, and spend their entire lives in "warehouses" where they can barely turn around in their stalls. They are impregnated for life and when no longer able to reproduce, they are sent to slaughter.
Factory farmed animals are fed corn, steroids, hormones, anitbiotics, and even ground up dead, diseased animals. Factory farms are devoid of any type of "animal husbandry" and see the animals of nothing more than commodities to be bought and sold in a "free market."
Every person who eats factory farmed animals (cows-including dairy, pigs, turkeys, chicken-including eggs, and fish) inadvertenly contributes to the abuse and cruelty inflicted upon animals.
Consumers can vote with their dollars and choose compassion over cruelty in the food they eat. Vegans rarely encounter the debilitating diseases that meat eaters do.
To wise crack about how animals are so tasty only proves ignorance, callousness, and a total lack of compassion towards the animals that suffer due to human selfishness.

posted on Nov 9th, 2011 5:39 pm


Thank you Lisa Wheeler!!! I agree 100%!

posted on Jan 5th, 2012 9:30 pm