Ok so it's only been my 3rd day as a vegetarian and today I got really sick. I had a horrible tummy ache and was basically in and out of the toilet all day long. Yuck. TO make matters worse, I've been constantly hungry. Since yesterday (day 2), I have noticed that I'm more hungry than usual. I konw people usually eat more in Winter (right?) but I'm PRETTY sure most people don't get hungry 5 mins after you finish a big meal! I had carbs (rice), protein (soy saussages and lentils) for dinner yesterday and was hungry almost immidiately after my last spoonful of food. Today I made stirfried Vermiceli noodles with carrots, 5hitake mushrooms, cabbage and vegetarian oyster sauce. And I am hungry again..20 mins after dinner. Is this normal? How do you handle it? Also, is it true that when you switch to a veg*n diet, you get sick because your body is getting rid of all the toxins? I've had people tell me that before but is that something that actually happens? One last thing.. I read somewhere that Zinc and Iron might be absent in most veg*n diets. I am doing this veg*n thing again and want to do it right. The last time I tried it, I lost SO much hair and became anaemic from the lack of zinc and Iron. I'm a bit scared because I love animals and all that but I also LOVE my hair. Anyone with any wise words to help me? Thanks in advance. Now, please excuse me while I go munch on an apple and sit in the toilet for half an hour after that.