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I've only been a vegetarian for about one year, October will be a year.<br><br><br><br>
I also just started working out, I notice that I sweat a lot.<br><br><br><br>
In highschool I use to wrestle and we conditioned hard, and I sweat a lot more now then I did back then. I wasnt a vegetarian back then.<br><br><br><br>
Im wondering if this is connected to my diet and if excessive sweating is a sign of something bad..?<br><br><br><br>
Ive also been very small throughout my life, I currently weigh about 115 and im 5'5... im trying to gain weight, but its always been hard for me... I have always eaten a lot, still do.<br><br><br><br>
I think feeling sweaty is really gross, and I kind of just want to not sweat so much.<br><br><br><br>
any response would be appreciated!<br><br>
Thanks!<br><br>
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I hate sweat, I hate to sweat. When I was young I never sweated no matter what I did, but as I got older that changed. And now I hate hot weather and I hate the sun. I am planning on moving to a place that the sun does not shine so much and it does not get so hot. I don't think it has anything to do with diet.
 

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The only thing I can think of is if you are eating less protein maybe you have more water in your body to be sweated. (Protein metabolism uses a lot of water.) I don't know.
 

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it could be glandular. does it smell like just normal sweat or does it have a strong odor.. like if you sweat due to heat or excercise it has a certain smell, and when you sweat due to anxiety, stress, etc, it has a much stronger smell, which is also the type that's more likely to stain clothes. i heard this a while back, i can't remember where. but anyway depending on how you sweat it could be a glandular or stress/anxiety related problem, that can probably be controlled somewhat. if it's really bothering you go see a dr. about it and see what they can suggest
 

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I dont think it would be the cause of what food you eat. I sweat alot too more then I used to a few years ago. I think you should just buy a different kind of deodarent and put it on whenever you sweat I keep mine in my backpack heh.
 

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Sweat is good. Your body naturally eliminates toxins through your sweat, and the process does other useful things as well, like eliminating excess sodium, etc.<br><br><br><br>
That is why you shouldn't wear anti-perspirants. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by luckiecharms</i><br><br><b>True about the anti perspirants. I dont think that deodarent is the same. I think it just gets rid of the smell.</b></div>
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You're right, deodorant kills the bacteria that makes the sweat smell (good). Antiperspirants stop the sweat altogether (bad).
 

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I find that vegetarians smell a lot better when they sweat than meat eaters do. It's a sweeter, cleaner scent. Unless of course they have Candida, in that case, they smell like mold.
 

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When I first started reading everything I could get my hands on about veg*nism, I read that deoderant isn't necessary for vegans. The body odors are attributable largely to the flesh and/or flesh by-product decomposing in the body before excreation. Ewww! The analogy was roadkill....imagine cruisin' along in the summer in 98 degrees heat and driving by roadkill that's been there for a couple of days. The stench is gagging. Now, imagine the meats inside your body baking at approximately the same temp for a couple of days (or however long it takes to go through your system). I don't know how true this is, but it sounds like a possible explanation. I may try going without someday and test it. I've always worn deoderant; I'm not confident about going without it's been so long.
 

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I haven't worn deodorant in years. People some time ask what scent I wear, but I don't wear perfume either. I do sweat almost every day because I run, do yoga, and lift a little weight...and, I mean very little weight. I like to think of sweating as purifing myself.
 

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"deodorant kills the bacteria that makes the sweat smell (good)"<br><br><br><br>
Actually, it is <b>not</b> good to kill these bacteria. The bacteria that cause perspiration to smell, are not only harmless, but they help keep the bad bacteria, that cause skin diseases, and general diseases, at bay. The former kind are called gram negative, I think, and the bad bacteria are called gram positive. Remove one, and the other overgrows.<br><br><br><br>
While i think people with good diets with little or no animal products don't smell "as bad" as people who eat lots of animal tissue, I woudn't go so far as to say we smell naturally wonderful, if we don't bathe or use deodorants. I don't think there is any way to "have ur cake and eat it." If you want to not smell offensive, acc to contemporary standards, you have to kill off good bacteria that prevent disease.
 

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I agree that sweating is "purifying" oneself and is a desirable thing. I also think that not smelling offensive acc to contemporary local standards is a desirable thing, and that there is no way to have both. You may have to find some sort of compromise.
 

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I think a healthy sweat smells like a sweet musk, and everyone smells slightly different. Those whom have sluggish digestive systems due to rancid meats decomposing, or overly processed foods acting as glue in their bellies tend to have a sour scent.<br><br>
It's true that by societal standards that the sweet musk smell may be viewed as offensive by some. But, I prefer it it anything you could spray on your body that tries to mask it. The cleaner your diet, the better able you are to smell other people, and the better able you are to discern how healthy they are by how they smell.<br><br>
I would go so far as to say that if we eat well, exercise, bathe daily, and try to limit being overly stressed in our lives, we smell good.
 

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I wanted to add that feeling fearful will most definitely make someone smell less than wonderful. So for that nerve racking interview, or going to meet someones parents, or whatever else scares the pants off of people, wear deoderant.
 

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Fear sometimes arised unexpectedly. Perhaps one should use deodorant just in case.<br><br><br><br>
I don't think normal armpit odor, arising from physical exercise, smells likes "sweet musk." I wouldn't describe it as sweet, but as "sharp." Normal skin smell of skin over most of the skin is "sweet" -- and I think it is mostly due to the metabolic waste of fungi and bacteria who normally "eat" the dead parts of our skin without invading the living parts. A lot of the odor I pick up from people is actually from their clothing, and I believe they would smell entirely different if unclothed. Micro-organism live in their clothes and metabolize the absorbed perpiration -- which slowly gets there even if you don't recall actually perspiring.
 

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I think it's just plain rude if someone stinks bad and doesn't do anything about it. Ewww....this guy at work that we lease office space to has the worst breath and body odor imaginable. I have to hold my breath as I walk by his office. Can't he smell it??? He must not rate it high on his priorities, but I tell you, stank effects your personal relationships. I can't get close to the guy; if I feel that way I'm sure alot of others do to.
 

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Makes my tummy flip-flop...great for loosing weight though I tell ya! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I wonder if that man has anyone in his life that has told him how bad he smell. I think some people unconsciously use the way they smell to keep others at bay.<br><br>
Years ago when I used to bartend, there was a man who would come in every so often. He smelled so bad, I know he could see me wince when trying to serve him. He smelled bad enough to begin with, but he would also order minced raw garlic in olive oil, to dip his bread in. About five minutes after eating it, he would start to sweat the most vile odor you can imagine. From the looks of him he really didn't appear to be very social, and I just couldn't imagine him having a family. BTW, the sweat would be rolling off his forhead and face, so that he was constantly wiping it off with a napkin. It's one of those things burned into memory for life.
 
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