Hi, this is my first post (though I've been lurking the boards for awhile haha). I've been an on and off vegetarian for 6 years, but recently I switched over to veganism- for good.
The problem is, I'm losing weight FAST. It wouldn't be a problem if I needed to lose it, but I'm 16, 5' 9" and about 110 lbs. I was 128 pounds when I started two months ago, and now I just feel sick and terrible from being so thin. It's also very irritating because it's hard to convince people my vegan diet is healthy for me when I look like a twig. I try hard to eat good food and get proper nutrients, am I doing something wrong?
I would like to be around 125lbs. Do you guys have some tips on how I can gain weight back safely? Lately I've been stuffing myself to try to gain weight but I know that's not good for you either so I've stopped.
A typical day is usually
Breakfast: Cereal w/almond or soy milk, or a fruit smoothie with flax seeds
Lunch: Peanut butter sandwich with vegetables or veggie burger
Snack: Can be fruit leather, raw almonds, a cookie or dark chocolate.
Dinner: Various dishes usually including beans, vegetables, and pasta.