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#1 Old 02-16-2017, 09:48 PM
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Stress depressed day 3

I dont know whats come over me but its day 3 and im getting worse. Ever since i started this journey ive been getting more stressed about being a good veggie. Ive been getting some flack from the fam and i blow up over everything. I get tired easily now and i get mild headaches. Im loosing weight and my body feels better than ever. But my mental health is unstable. Getting moody and irritable. Am i not eating enough? Am i getting the vitamins i need? Plus i havent been to the doctor. Mind you im on day 3. Im mostly vegetarian but i dont drink milk, eat ice cream, butter or eggs. But if something might have some cheese in it i eat it.
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#2 Old 02-16-2017, 09:57 PM
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I dont know whats come over me but its day 3 and im getting worse. Ever since i started this journey ive been getting more stressed about being a good veggie. Ive been getting some flack from the fam and i blow up over everything. I get tired easily now and i get mild headaches. Im loosing weight and my body feels better than ever. But my mental health is unstable. Getting moody and irritable. Am i not eating enough? Am i getting the vitamins i need? Plus i havent been to the doctor. Mind you im on day 3. Im mostly vegetarian but i dont drink milk, eat ice cream, butter or eggs. But if something might have some cheese in it i eat it.



If you are experiencing severe physical or mental symptoms, it's a good idea to talk to your doctor.


Having said that, it's not likely that you've developed a vitamin / mineral deficiency in only 3 days. It's more likely that you simply aren't eating enough calories - not enough gas in the tank!


Not eating enough calories is a common mistake made by people who are beginning a whole foods vegan diet. I've been a vegan for 25 years, and there are still days when I make this mistake. This mistake is very easy to make, because vegan staple foods (legumes, whole grains, fruit, vegetables) are low in calories, compared to most meats. On a low-fat vegan diet, it's possible to eat until you're full, yet still not get enough calories.

Here's how to fix it.

First, use a calorie-requirements calculator to estimate your calorie needs: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-li...s/itt-20084941

Next, just remember this calorie rule-of-thumb:

One cup of cooked beans/legumes contains about 230 calories

One cup of cooked grains/pasta contains about 190 calories

One cup of fresh (not dried) fruit contains 40-100 calories

One cup of non-starchy vegetables contains 5-40 calories

One cup of nuts or seeds contains 650-1000 calories


For example, I need to eat about 2500 calories per day to maintain my weight. Can you see how much beans, grains etc. I have to eat to do this? I have to stuff myself! Including nuts, nut butters, and/or seeds in your diet is an easy way to make sure you're getting enough calories.

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From Frankenstein. Publication year: 1818
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#3 Old 02-21-2017, 09:23 AM
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I started taking Spiralina in a powder form, I take it in a juice every morning and evening I blend up 2 bananas, 1 apple, 1 carrot, celary, ginger, and mango with one tea spoon of Spiralina and I really notice the difference. People even tell me I am looking younger, and I have less grey hair now (in low lighting) lol

Blending is a great way to power up on vitamins and minerals. Stay strong and I hope you feel better
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