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Kayla r.
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Any vegans or vegetarians on here who wanna share some of there meal plans or what their structured eating is like? I'm feel like I'm eating enough but sometimes I feel tired and I'm not sure what I'm missing. Any tips would be helpful .. I've been vegetarian for about 7 years and recently cut out dairy. I read replacement meat is simply processed food and during recovery i want to try and stick to whole foods. Any comment are helpful thank you

"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead." -Charles Bukowski

amelie.noir's picture
You probably knew I was going

You probably knew I was going to ask this but are you getting enough protein? I struggle to get enough and I can definitely feel it in my diet when I am not getting enough. It's that feeling that something is missing but it's hard to pinpoint. I just know that from my meal plan I'm not getting enough protein tallies so I assume that's what it is.

For my meal plan, I'm supposed to have six protein tallies a day. What do you think you're getting?

I think it would be really hard to cut out dairy. Most of my protein comes from things like greek yogurt and cottage cheese. What are your reasons for cutting out dairy?

I think my dietician would say that any sort of protein would be good in recovery, even if it's replacement meat or slightly more processed; that at least it's better than nothing and in recovery it's important not to be restrictive.

Good luck!

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HI Kayla, Same question as

HI Kayla,

Same question as above - are you getting enough protein and why did you give up dairy?


lindsay6's picture
Are you vegetarian or vegan?

Are you vegetarian or vegan? Are you veg/vegan for health reasons or ethical reasons? I often eat vegan/vegetarian for both ethical and health reasons but I do still eat meat. I do have some good recipes I can share if you like. How long have you been vegetarian/vegan?

When you are going through hell, keep going.

Kayla r.
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Lol why is protein always the

Lol why is protein always the top question? Yes I've been getting enough proteins from all different sources.. Beans, tempeh, tofu, hemp protein, and the veggies that contain protein. I cut out dairy because I see it like this when we're born we drink out mothers milk. When a a cow is born they drink their mother milk, you don't see a cow drinking human milk or any other mammal for that matter. Calcium and other nutrients can be found in other sources which i believe are healthier. I'm a vegetarians for both moral and health reasons.

When I have the feelin of something missing but I can't pin point it, it's usually carbs and I have a potato and all is right in the world lol.

I take my b12 so I'm good on the vitamins, I've always had this fantasy of a holistic approach to food and I believe a lot of health issues including cancers, bone issues (althritis etc) have to do with foods we eat. Over time the calcium in milk actually breaks down our bones.

And since I've switched out all dairy ( I haven't drank milk in years) I really do feel good.
My question was just does anyone have any meal plans they so I can switch mine up a little.
I appreciate the concerns and I understand some people think this is a restrictive mind set but it really is about my own health beliefs.

"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead." -Charles Bukowski

Kayla r.
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Lindsay I've been a

Lindsay I've been a vegetarian for 7 years and I've switched over to vegan over the past few weeks. I bought the book the kind diet my Alicea silver stone (not a diet book more of an informative recipe book) then I did some of my own research. Over these last few holiday meals I've had some dairy (coworkers cookies, desserts) and I know how much better I feel w.out it. My skin alone glows people always ask me what I do and it's really all about my diet (some genetics too ;) lol )

I began my journey for moral/ethical reasons but what has kept me going when my will ones week is health reasons. The more I research what is in our meat and also what it does to the body the happier I am with my decision.

"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead." -Charles Bukowski

lindsay6's picture
It sounds like you know a lot

It sounds like you know a lot about being vegetarian and are getting the protein you need so that is good. Do you ever binge and eat meat or milk products? If no then it doesn't sound like your vegetarian diet is causing you trouble. I think with us the main concern is this being a restrictive diet but perhaps it isn't for you

When you are going through hell, keep going.

lindsay6's picture
Forgot to say if you are

Forgot to say if you are still feeling tired then how long is it since a BP. I think a BP is what really leads to exhaustion no matter what your meal plan

When you are going through hell, keep going.

Apocalypse Meow
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I'm vegan. While I struggle

I'm vegan. While I struggle to adhere to a structured meal plan, here's an example of what I might eat on a good day:

Brekky: 1/2 cup cooked steel-cut oats sweetened with a bit of agave nectar, cinnamon and sliced banana
then I'll wash down my vitamins with a big ol' glass of fortified almond milk.

Snack: 1/2 cup berries and sparse serving of almonds/walnuts

Lunch: Grilled tofu and veggies sandwich made with hearty wholegrain bread

Snack: Fresh veggies and a couple gobs of hummus

Dinnsie (a few ideas):



Snack: A handful of wholegrain crackers dipped in hummus

My daily supplements include a vegan multivitamin with extra calcium, sub-lingual B12, vegan Omega 3 DHA.

I urge anyone who is even mildly considering a vegan diet to read Jonathan Safran Foer's "Eating Animals" and to watch the brutally graphic documentary "Earthlings". Let's see you eat a chicken breast or eat your yogurt with a clear conscience after that. I dare you.

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on".

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