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#1 Old 03-13-2016, 11:49 AM
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I have been eliminating meat from my diet since december, but recently gave up the last meat i was eating which was chicken (about a week ago). since then, i have had headaches all day. I would compare these to headaches i get when i dont drink coffee in the morning lol. Has anyone else experienced these? if so, did they eventually go away once your body got used to the transition? or am i doing something wrong.
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#2 Old 03-13-2016, 01:02 PM
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You probably are already, thought it might be worth asking in case. Are you drinking enough water? I have found that drinking enough water (usually on 6 of the 8 glasses (which I buy bottled just because it's easier to keep up on my water consumption) that "they" say we need. My headaches are very few now, but I also didn't have the issue when I started the transition, because I guess, I was already drinking the water.

I don't have a clue if this would help you, hope so. It could be a sort of withdrawal, that would be my guess, but only a guess But yes, dehydration, which I did not even drink water the first, 40 years of my life (how did I survive?? Heaven only knows) but I must have gotten enough to keep me alive. But not without a lot of headaches, sick stomachs, etc. Also, I realized I wasn't hungry ALL the time, I needed water. Now I go for that before I go for food, just in case it really isn't hunger at all Denise
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Giving up meat will not give you headaches--there may be things that you're doing instead that may cause them-- like not eating enough calories? Or eating something you're not used to that you be sensitive to, but didn't notice before?

How much has your diet changed since you've been vegetarian? Are you eating a variety of beans, lentils, nuts, whole grains, fruits and veggies ?
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Giving up meat will not give you headaches--there may be things that you're doing instead that may cause them-- like not eating enough calories? Or eating something you're not used to that you be sensitive to, but didn't notice before?

How much has your diet changed since you've been vegetarian? Are you eating a variety of beans, lentils, nuts, whole grains, fruits and veggies ?
Right, I found out not to overdue cinnamon, LOL!! So I am careful now with all the new things I'm trying
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Giving up meat should not affect you in that way and cause you headaches, maybe you are not getting enough fluids and need to up your fluid intake. I would up your fluid intake and aim for around 6 - 8 glasses of water a day and see if you headaches subside, if they still continue I would consider seeing your doctor and explaining everything to them to see if there is something else causing your headaches. I hope you get an answer soon.
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My guess is you're not consuming enough calories. That's what happened to me.
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My guess is you're not consuming enough calories. That's what happened to me.
This. Verrry common when going veg. Meats etc have tons of calories.
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This. Verrry common when going veg. Meats etc have tons of calories.
Okay, when folks first turn plant based they're limited to what they eat simply from not understanding it all.
Seitan, and tempeh are very close to lean meats in calories. Bread and sautee and they're right there
One Tofurky Italian sausage has 270 calories compared to one Jennie O turkey sausage, same weight, has 160

I now weight more than I ever have in my life

Why do people have to assume vegans just eat produce and beans?
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Oh yeah, the op hasn't made a second post since--3-13-2016

Maybe a good hearty casserole might have fixed them up.
Or a big @ss Italian sausage sub with peppers and onions and a bag of Wise onion rings
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