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#1 Old 02-09-2016, 05:35 PM
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problems with vegan diet

About two months ago i became HCLF mostly raw vegan. the first few weeks i felt great, my skin cleared up and i had so much energy, but recently i've started breaking out, coughing, have a ton of mucus and see stars whenever i stand up. Im eating nearly 2000 calories a day and rarely workout so i know im getting enough calories. I really want this lifestyle to work out but dont know how much longer i can keep it up if i keep feeling this bad, any tips?
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Flu?
What you eating? What were you eating before?
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About two months ago i became HCLF mostly raw vegan. the first few weeks i felt great, my skin cleared up and i had so much energy, but recently i've started breaking out, coughing, have a ton of mucus and see stars whenever i stand up. Im eating nearly 2000 calories a day and rarely workout so i know im getting enough calories. I really want this lifestyle to work out but dont know how much longer i can keep it up if i keep feeling this bad, any tips?
I'm no doctor, but those symptoms sound like a "walking pneumonia". Teenagers and young adults are prone to it. Do you have fever?
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Before, i was a vegetarian. a typical day for me is a banana date smoothie for breakfast, a pint of berries for a snack, large fruit plate or large salad for lunch, baked fries for a snack and a large salad for dinner. Im not nauseous or have a fever but maybe i just have a virus or something, thank you
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Before, i was a vegetarian. a typical day for me is a banana date smoothie for breakfast, a pint of berries for a snack, large fruit plate or large salad for lunch, baked fries for a snack and a large salad for dinner. Im not nauseous or have a fever but maybe i just have a virus or something, thank you
OK good, I was worried about the seeing stars especially. Your food choices may be a little low in fats unless your salad dressing has some. So you're mostly raw? Maybe add some avocado or nuts?
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It probably isn't the diet, you could have caught a virus or have an infection. Go see your doctor
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Right now it's flu season. Yes, better see a doctor.

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Why don't you try a regular vegan diet, including whole grains and beans?
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About two months ago i became HCLF mostly raw vegan. the first few weeks i felt great, my skin cleared up and i had so much energy, but recently i've started breaking out, coughing, have a ton of mucus and see stars whenever i stand up. Im eating nearly 2000 calories a day and rarely workout so i know im getting enough calories. I really want this lifestyle to work out but dont know how much longer i can keep it up if i keep feeling this bad, any tips?
Another possibility is that you might have a food allergy, and that you might be eating more of the food to which are allergic. Again, see a doctor.

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Before, i was a vegetarian. a typical day for me is a banana date smoothie for breakfast, a pint of berries for a snack, large fruit plate or large salad for lunch, baked fries for a snack and a large salad for dinner. Im not nauseous or have a fever but maybe i just have a virus or something, thank you
What are you putting in these salads? Unless there's a lot of nuts and avocado, or fatty dressing, I can't see this adding up to 2000 calories.

Are you taking a B-12 supplement? What about Vitamin D?

I agree with others who advised seeing a doctor. You could have a virus, or it could be a nutritional deficiency among other things. Your symptoms are not normal and you need to be checked out.
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What are you putting in these salads? Unless there's a lot of nuts and avocado, or fatty dressing, I can't see this adding up to 2000 calories.

Are you taking a B-12 supplement? What about Vitamin D?

I agree with others who advised seeing a doctor. You could have a virus, or it could be a nutritional deficiency among other things. Your symptoms are not normal and you need to be checked out.
I log my calories in everyday to make sure I am eating at least 1800 and to check my nutrients, thanks.
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Why don't you try a regular vegan diet, including whole grains and beans?
I do eat both of those things just not as frequently as the foods I listed.
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It is a very useful discussion.
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Before, i was a vegetarian. a typical day for me is a banana date smoothie for breakfast, a pint of berries for a snack, large fruit plate or large salad for lunch, baked fries for a snack and a large salad for dinner. Im not nauseous or have a fever but maybe i just have a virus or something, thank you
If this is your diet maybe you are not eating as much as you think? The raw diet is high volume so you might think you are eating enough and might be full but in reality you are not?

I would say scrap the raw diet and be vegan because you love animals (if that is why you went vegetarian ) You can eat what you want and eat what tastes nice without hurting animals, it is easy

Even if you have a virus - it still might be because you are not eating enough so your immune system is weaker.


I don't know. Take care though :smi tten:
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