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I have been a veggie for a few months but today i slipped up and ate chicken .<br>
Now i feel so guilty for doing it<br>
I have been craving chicken for a while and i think that am lacking in some vitamins or something to make me want to eat chicken.<br>
Also i have an eating disorder and its really bad at the moment i eat under 1000 calories a day at the moment am not getting any treatment for my eating disorder because am obese and they don't help those who under over a set BMI<br><br>
I think maybe because am lacking in vitamins could be the problem
 

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I don't have experience with EDs, but I dont think feeling guilty is going to help! Know that the best thing to do is to forgive yourself. You need to love yourself even when you make mistakes, b/c everyone makes mistakes. We are all only human.<br><br>
1000 cal is too low. I know telling you to simply eat more is not too helpful. What do you eat in a typical week? Whats your activity level like?
 

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My activity is low because am disabled with chronic pain .<br>
In the morning i may have yougurt 150 grams worth witch is 80 calories<br>
then a lunch i either have a fruit pot 70 calories or rice cakes 60 calories and slim a soup 75 calories<br>
Then for dinner i have 2 veggie burgers witch are 85 calories each and veg witch is 80 calories and some times i have chips that are oven cooked witch are about 158 calories<br>
Some times i have other veggie things like quaterpouders or veggie sausages<br><br>
Once in a while i eat chocolate but that isnt very often
 

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It seems like you're not getting enough fresh veggies/fruit. Do you cook at all? A fast/easy way to incorporate more fruit & veggies is just to do smoothies. You don't have to add any sugar or what not. A good one is 1 whole banana, a 1/4 of frozen/fresh berries/, 1 cup of greens, with soy milk (if you can do soy). That is upping your protein, plus vit c, and tons other nutrients that your body needs. A smoothie like this is not a lot of calories, but it's nutrient dense. On the days that you feel like you want to consume more calories, I would add a little bit of coconut milk (tastes good and has the GOOD kind of fats) or a little bit of avocado (vit E and other good stuff that will make your SKIN look awesome).<br><br>
I feel for you; chronic pain is horrible. I've had ppl close to me have to deal with pain every single day. But, in both cases, it eventually did get better. The fuel you put in your body is so important to help your body heal.<br><br>
I hope that was helpful in some way.
 

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I just read your post in the depression thread and responded there too. Considering the things that are going on in your life at the moment, I think you really need to give yourself a break. Just try your best because you can't really do more than that.<br><br>
I agree with vMaryv that smoothies are a good idea. I'd say maybe try to eat a bit more protein, because that's the main nutrient you probably would have wanted from the chicken. Obviously, try to eat a bit more if you can manage and just take one day at a time, making slow changes, so that you don't get too overwhelmed. I really hope things improve for you soon.
 

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I just read your post in the depression thread and responded there too. Considering the things that are going on in your life at the moment, I think you really need to give yourself a break. Just try your best because you can't really do more than that.<br><br>
I agree with vMaryv that smoothies are a good idea. I'd say maybe try to eat a bit more protein, because that's the main nutrient you probably would have wanted from the chicken. Obviously, try to eat a bit more if you can manage and just take one day at a time, making slow changes, so that you don't get too overwhelmed. I really hope things improve for you soon.</div>
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I agree with you there because this year my husband and I been under alot of stress and rejected by some of his family members, they won't talk to him because personal reasons but since then , I had several slip ups, life is too short to worry and stress about something like this , just know that your making progress each day and with changes, you can't be 100 percent pure.
 

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Here are some set veg meal plans that you can choose from to make it easy to get all the nutrients you need:<br><a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/MealPlans/1800_day_1-by_meal.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/..._1-by_meal.pdf</a><br><a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/MealPlans/1800_day_2-by_meal.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/..._2-by_meal.pdf</a><br><a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/MealPlans/1800_day_3-by_meal.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/..._3-by_meal.pdf</a><br><a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/MealPlans/1800_day_3-by_meal.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/..._3-by_meal.pdf</a><br><a href="http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Week-One-Kathy-Frestons-Vegan-Menu-Plan" target="_blank">http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Week-...egan-Menu-Plan</a><br><br>
After you've been veg for a while without missing any nutrients, you'll find that it becomes easier to understand cravings. A lot of people want to believe that if they have a craving then it means they are lacking in some vitamin. BUt that's not usually the case. Usually they just want to eat that food they're craving. The reason could be social or it could be a smell memory. It could be the convenience factor or any number of things, but rarely is it actually a nutritional deficiency.<br><br>
If you have a craving and "give-in" to temptation, just dust yourself off and get back on the veg wagon. You can do this. It just takes practice!
 

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Lots of good suggestions here, but you might try something with a similar texture to chicken in the future. Some of the fake meats are getting close. I had a Tofurky roast (not sure if they're available in your country), and, with the gravy they provide, it really has a texture and experience that to me is somewhat like my memory of chicken/turkey. You might try making seitan - it's not difficult, and it's easy to find recipes on-line. That can also mimic bird flesh.<br><br>
I'm really sorry for all you're going through. That's tough to deal with the death of a parent, and deal with your own physical pain too.
 

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It sounds like you are going through a really tough time so don't be so hard on yourself xx.. You sound like you are doing a great effort. I agree with everything everyone has said in here. I also think a great multi vitamin might be worth taking as well (you can find some great ones that don't contain any animal products). Quorn does some great "fake meat", my partner says some of it tastes even better than meat.. <a href="http://www.quorn.com.au/Home/" target="_blank">http://www.quorn.com.au/Home/</a>
 

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There are a lot of people with eating disorders on this board that I'm sure would be happy to help. Maybe post in one of those threads too if you haven't already.
 

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I'm sorry for your struggle <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> An ED is a horrible thing to go through. Please seek some counseling - I'm positive you could find someone who would help you. I've been with friends as they struggled through the same thing, and it isn't easy. If you want a listening ear, you can send me a message if you like.<br><br>
You're not the only person who's slipped up. I was a pescetarian for a long time despite feeling like a hypocrite because I kept craving fish. I'd eaten meat so long that it took me a few months to figure out how to eat well without it.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">In the morning i may have yougurt 150 grams worth witch is 80 calories<br>
then a lunch i either have a fruit pot 70 calories or rice cakes 60 calories and slim a soup 75 calories<br>
Then for dinner i have 2 veggie burgers witch are 85 calories each and veg witch is 80 calories and some times i have chips that are oven cooked witch are about 158 calories<br>
Some times i have other veggie things like quaterpouders or veggie sausages</div>
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I think it would help you immensely to eat more of your calories earlier in the day. When you're going about your day, that's when you need your energy. Your breakfast should be the biggest meal and your dinner should be the smallest. Also, don't be afraid of little healthy snacks - they keep your blood sugar from dropping so you don't feel so desperately starved at each mealtime.<br><br>
Once I figured this out, I felt a LOT better throughout each day. For breakfast, I'll have a banana and toast with some peanut butter. Halfway to lunch, I'll have an apple. For lunch, I might eat a cup of vegetable-bean soup, some fresh cut-up veggies and hummus. If my stomach growls before I'm out of work, I eat a small granola bar. Then for dinner, all I really need is a small light meal with some good nutrients, because I'm winding down the day and don't need a big energy boost.<br><br>
Add oatmeal, peanut butter and/or fruit to your breakfasts. Eat more calories at lunch - whole wheat crackers, hummus, salad with chickpeas, a baked potato, veggie bean chili, whatever you like. Fill up on fresh veggies and fruits as much as possible - you can never have too many of those. If you feed your body with better food, it won't cry out for with cravings for the nutrients in the foods you used to eat.<br><br>
Hang in there. Keep pushing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:">
 

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Hey <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br>
Don't beat yourself up too much. Everyone has their issues, and change is indeed in the horizon!<br>
I suggest you read Eat to Live by Joel Furhman m.d., or anything by Neal Barnard m.d.<br>
They're all about whole food eating that gives you maximum nutrition for calorie content. You can be as strict as you want, but knowing vegetables, fruits, beans, lentils can be eaten to satisfaction is a big step to living a healthy life!<br>
I'm overweight myself, and I know if I stick with that I really do fell best, and don't "need" the foods I crave. I still crave, it's just so much easier to not give in.<br>
Find your favorite veggies and eat them like crazy!<br>
Get some great easy recipes with beans, lentils and greens.<br>
Chia or ground flax seeds in your green smoothies will help with fullness.<br><br>
You'll probably feel better eating more like 1200 to 1500 a day of good calories than only 1000.<br><br>
Snacks-wash and tear up some kale, sprinkle a bit of salt and seasoning if you like. Bake till crisp at 400 F. for about 15 min,<br><br>
Drain and rinse garbanzos. spread on cookie sheet. bake about 45 min at 425 F. No oil (most recipes call for oil but it only makes them rubbery instead of crisp.
 

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As to the chicken, don't stress over it. Sh!t happens.<br><br>
Might I suggest that you try a starch based diet. It will give you better energy. Go to youtube and search for Dr. McDougall. The diet includes plenty of potatoes and rice.
 
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