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Hey everyone, lately i've been feeling weak, tired, and all around crummy. I know it is the result of my diet. I'am a vegetarian, I always thought I was getting everything I need. The way I feel does not suggest i'am healthy, that i'm lacking certian nutrients I need. Can you help me? I'm a 17 year old male from Ontario Canada, I have talked to a dietician before, and she said because of an on going health problem of mine, I need 84 grams of protein a day to help heal a wound. My dad has been open minded as well as helpful and bought me many veggie dishes many times. But usually, I'm stuck with low protein food. I don't want to give up my vegetarian lifestyle. PLEASE HELP ME!

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eat lots of beans. they are cheap and yum. also discount stores sell cheap cans of peanuts. and of course soy soy soy!

i found this list for you

Peanuts (39g)

Almonds (47g)

Brazil Nuts (50g)

Hazel Nuts (71g)

Soya flour (24g)

Whole lentils dried & boiled (114g)

Chickpeas dried & boiled (119g)

Kidney beans dried & boiled (119g)

Wholemeal bread (95g)

Wholemeal spaghetti boiled (213g)

Brown rice boiled (385g)

Pumpkin seeds (41g)

Sunflower seeds (51g)

Sesame seeds (55g)

if you eat dairy whey protein shakes could help.

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its probably best that you go get a blood test to try to determine exactly what it is. A lack of iron could also explain your symptons or a more serious healht problem.

In the mean time variety is the key.

Two ample helpings of any of the following combinations average 15 to 35 grams of high-quality protein, and thus will provide a large measure of the daily protein requirements for a healthy adult. (as taken from:

Corn Tacos with Pinto Beans

Oat Bran Muffins with Soymilk

Brown Rice with Green Peas and Tofu

Tempeh Burgers on Whole Wheat Bun

Whole Grain Bread with Peanut Butter and Jelly

Tofu Yogurt with Walnuts

Tofu Cutlets with Green Beans Almondine

Sunflower Pate & Sprouts on Pita

Meatless (textured soy protein) Loaf with Tahini Dressing

Noodles with Sesame Seeds

Oatmeal with Sunflower Seeds

Brown Rice with Almonds & Cashews

Avacdo, Sprouts & Almond Butter on Whole Wheat Bread

Corn or Wheat Flakes w/ Chopped Almonds & Filberts

Chickpea Hummus (made w/Sesame Seed Butter) on Pita
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