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wickerwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 06:09 PM
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74. My record for vegetarianism is 6 weeks.
I had constant migraines (including one that lasted four days), no energy and was generally miserable.

Cutting out meat meant I had to crank up carbs which triggered allergies.

It's not just a question of addiction. Not everyone has the exact same nutritional needs. I get anemic unless I eat *a lot* of iron. I take supplements, eat tons of iron rich veggies, but I still get really sick if I cut out meat completely.

I'd go vegetarian if I could, but I've tried a number of times and have never been able to stick to it without compromising other important demands (like holding down a job and getting some exercise).

Everyone needs to find their own balance based on what works for their body and what their lifestyle demands from them.
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