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Just turned vegetarian, lately been feeling very lethargic?

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June 16, 2019 / By Cilla
Question: I've given up meat for over two months, and lately I've started feeling very lethargic. I get tired around midday and just feel like resting. I feel physically lazy and kind of out of focus too. I just feel so out of energy. I think it's because of my diet. I eat healthy foods (plenty of veggies) yet I don't know if I'm eating the right combinations. Has anyone else experienced this while becoming a vegetarian? What should I eat? Thank you!
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Azure Azure | 3 days ago
I just switched to vegan after being an ovo-lacto vegetarian. Immediately I noticed feeling more energetic, but I had been feeling very lethargic before I switched. I think it's because I was eating WAY too much dairy - like with every meal - and not eating enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. You may be feeling this way because you haven't learned what foods you need as a vegetarian. My advice is to try to limit your intake of dairy (as it is hard to digest and can slow you down) and try to eat more whole grain foods (like brown rice, whole wheat pasta, whole grain bread, or oats) and just try to eat a lot of different foods. Aim for 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. If you don't eat much dairy, then you should take a B12 supplement. Multivitamins are a good idea for anyone, as a precaution. And try not to eat empty calories. Instead of snacking on chips or crackers, snack on dried fruit, fresh fruit, vegetables with dip, or nuts. Make sure that your meals are colorful (include many different foods) and try to eat protein, grains, and vegetables or fruits with every meal. Here's a sample of a pretty healthy day of eating: Breakfast: Cheerios (grains) with nonfat milk or soymilk (protein) and a banana (fruit) Lunch: Pasta (grain with high protein content) with tomato sauce (fruit), parmesan (protein), and an apple (fruit) Dinner: Mixed vegetable stir fry (vegetables) with tofu (protein) and brown rice (grain) Snacks: Raisins and almonds Cottage cheese Dessert: Canned pineapple, oatmeal cookies cookies
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Azure Originally Answered: Just turned vegetarian, lately been feeling very lethargic?
I just switched to vegan after being an ovo-lacto vegetarian. Immediately I noticed feeling more energetic, but I had been feeling very lethargic before I switched. I think it's because I was eating WAY too much dairy - like with every meal - and not eating enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. You may be feeling this way because you haven't learned what foods you need as a vegetarian. My advice is to try to limit your intake of dairy (as it is hard to digest and can slow you down) and try to eat more whole grain foods (like brown rice, whole wheat pasta, whole grain bread, or oats) and just try to eat a lot of different foods. Aim for 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. If you don't eat much dairy, then you should take a B12 supplement. Multivitamins are a good idea for anyone, as a precaution. And try not to eat empty calories. Instead of snacking on chips or crackers, snack on dried fruit, fresh fruit, vegetables with dip, or nuts. Make sure that your meals are colorful (include many different foods) and try to eat protein, grains, and vegetables or fruits with every meal. Here's a sample of a pretty healthy day of eating: Breakfast: Cheerios (grains) with nonfat milk or soymilk (protein) and a banana (fruit) Lunch: Pasta (grain with high protein content) with tomato sauce (fruit), parmesan (protein), and an apple (fruit) Dinner: Mixed vegetable stir fry (vegetables) with tofu (protein) and brown rice (grain) Snacks: Raisins and almonds Cottage cheese Dessert: Canned pineapple, oatmeal cookies cookies

Abital Abital
Some people adapt to little protein quite easily. Other body types not. Do you think your body is trying to tell you something? .
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Swithun Swithun
I'm not a veggie although I also don't eat much meat. If you do change your diet there is no reason why being vegetarian or vegan can't be good for you. As long as it is balanced and you eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, pasta and pulses, get a little tofu in there and if you want some other kind of meat and dairy replacements, there should be no need for extra vitimin supplements. I can't see any reason your Mum would disagree, if you're being put off your food then I can only assume she would be happy to fore go the animal products and replace it with something that you're happy to eat.
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Patrick Patrick
In the event it's a fruit it includes seeds, otherwise it's a vegetable. And vegetables are usually grown in the ground while fruits are grown in trees.
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Lorin Lorin
Fruits. Bananas are my favorite. btw did you know that tomatoes are the #1 selling fresh fruit? true beans
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Lorin Originally Answered: feeling sick after weight loss why?
By feel like you need to throw up, this isn't that you feel you need to make yourself vomit, but you have nausea, correct? If it seems a bit like heartburn or feels like an acidic taste in your mouth, it could be a bit of reflux. This would be unrelated to weight loss but could be related to going to bed too soon after eating, lying down after eating, eating spicy or high-fat foods, wearing clothing that is too tight-fitting. Nausea is a common side effect of a lot of medications, could be caused by that. I realize you're on birth control but it IS a symptom of pregnancy, and on rare occasions birth control fails...keep that in mind. See a professional if it persists.

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