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December 9, 2004

Meal Planning, Food and Diet, Weight and Weight Loss

Question from Keene, New Hampshire, USA:

My boyfriend, who is 18 years old, has diabetes, but I don't know what type. He wants to lose weight, even though he doesn't need to at all. He's about 5 feet, 11 inches and weighs about 165 pounds. He wants to lose about 10 to 15 pounds. He started exercising on a regular basis, which is a good way to do it, I guess. But, now he's not eating meat and I was wondering if this was a bad thing? Can he put himself in danger? He's already scared me a few times, before he stopped eating meat, and I just don't want him to hurt himself or put himself in danger over losing weight

Answer:

Not eating meat is not particularly dangerous as long as there is still a source of protein in his diet. Other good sources of protein include dairy foods such as milk and cheese, and fish.

MSB