I became vegetarian and now am ready to go the next step. However, I am 50 years old and wondered if I need the protein from eggs and dairy or if I can go ahead and get enough from other vegan foods. Also, do I need to take any additional supplements? I have been steadily losing weight since becoming vegetarian and have not had any kind of cold or flu in ages and my fibromyalgia symptoms and hypoglycemia have totally disappeared. I really don't think I will have to read loads of labels because I only use whole unprocessed foods for cooking. I make beans and rice from scratch at the weekends and make my own veggie burgers. The only processed foods my husband eats are veggie hotdogs and I will have to read those labels to see if they are vegan. Living in the UK means we can't get things like boca burgers unfortunately. I can hardly wait until we can move to the US.