Chances are, at some point in your life you were convinced that a vegan diet was the true fountain of youth. Abundant energy, glowing skin, shiny hair, effortless weight loss—all made possible by endless fruits and vegetables! Nobody ever got sick from plants, right? Well…sort of. Our digestive systems are already likely compromised due to our poor quality food, the stressful lifestyles we lead, and the steady stream of medications that damage our intestinal health. Nutrients from plant sources are much less bioavailable than nutrients from animal sources, meaning our bodies cannot as easily absorb and utilize the nutrients found in plants. Despite your best efforts, a vegan diet is not meant to be a long-term way of eating.
Hidden Animal Products? What About Protein? Soy concerns; Estrogen? How to get B12? What About Oysters? New Vegetarian – Fatigue and muscles feel weak on some days self. I took the plunge to become a vegetarian as a new year’s resolution at the beginning of this year. So far I think I have been doing an OK job. I am not overweight or underweight. In fact, I am 5’8″ and lbs, so I’m a little on the skinny side and my metabolism has been sky-high all of my life. I just want to change my diet while I am young before it is too late and I also love animals. Anyway, I have been having fun with it; cooking new foods, trying new foods, etc.
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Gregar’s checklist. Energy bites with dates and nuts is great for a quick pick me up, as well as an apple with almond butter. Progesterone and estrogen are two hormones that balance each other out, so without enough progesterone, there will be an unfavorably higher ratio of estrogen to progesterone. One thing you need to look up is what is considered a serving. What About Protein? I can’t figure out what could be going wrong here? Never Miss an Update Thank you! Hope this information helps you thrive in your plant-based journey! My adrenal fatigue got worse on a vegan or plant-based diet.