It's worrying that you're feeling tired all the time - I started getting bags more energy when I became veggie. Make sure you're getting enough iron in your diet, my anaemic friends say that tiredness was the first symptom they got. Are you eating enough in general? And are you getting enough sleep?
I'm glad to read this post since I'm a new veggie and I've been *really* tired lately. I was anemic once and now it's dawning on me that I'd better check that out to see if it's the issue again. Maybe you should look into that too if you don't start to feel better.
It's possible. Vegetarianism doesn't mean anaemia by default, but if you were relying on red meat to get your iron intake, you could run into problems Chickpeas, spinach, leafy greens, and Vit C to help your body absorb more of the iron are good
My advice is to start taking B12, min of 500mg per day. When I went vegetarian a year ago, I did not know this, and 1 month after I went meatless, I had major health problems. My doctor recomended the supplements, and my problems cleared up within 3 days. So long as I take the B12, and supplement with other meatless protiens, I'm fine. And keep up the good work. Couldn't hurt to pick the soy based meat once in a while,as It'll help with the occassional meat cravings. Have a great evening!!
About a week ago when I stopped eating meat I had a strange chicken nightmare XD It was funny because before I stopped eating meat it wouldn't have been as scary.
As for being tired...well, I'm on Spring Break so my sleeping patterns are messed up right now...and I think I'm oversleeping, so that's probably why I'm tired. Once I get back to school I'll probably realize if I'm tired all the time or not. I am planning on taking some vitamins though...one day XD
Go for more iron of you feel tired. Tiredness can indicate iron deficiency.
The reason you are having meatmares is probably because your sub-concsiouss(sp) mind is not yet "caught up" or "informed" with you being vegetairan. They will go away eventually as a larger portion of your memories involve you being vegetarian and you subconcsious "gets used to it". That's my theory, anyway. I hope things go well for you!
thanks for the info its a greast help.i eat quite healthy.i dont eat 3 meals a day i just pick at things i always eat flapajack,yogurts,crisp.salad,potatoes,sweets,eggs ,prawns.i am anmeic and was givin iron tab but they give me a appetite were i could eat all day so i stop takin them.is there any foods i should eat to give me the iron i should be getting.any one with a list they can give me would be much appreciated.ythanks guys an girls an cuddley toys.LOL.
It's a little hard for me to understand your writing style (sorry) but it doesn't seem like you are eating enough of the "good stuff" -- fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, etc.
If you are anemic and the doctor prescribed medicine then you should take it, if you're having problems with side effects talk to him/her about that. There maybe another medicine that you can take that won't have the same side effects.
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