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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-24-07 12:01 AM
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340. confessions of an ex-vegan - opposite experience.
I thought I was eating well when I was a vegan, rice & beans, tofu, lots of fruits and vegetable. No supplements though, that might have helped.

I got horribly anemic. I went for a year without having my period because my iron count was so low. I kept deluding myself and proclaiming how much energy I had and how much better I felt since becoming vegan. That was nearly 25 years ago. After going to the doctor I started adding small amounts of meat and dairy to my diet and got better. The bulk of my food is still vegetables, grains and tofu, with 4-6 ounce portions of fish or meat about 5 times a week. I'm 50 this year and rarely get sick or need to go to the doctor. Not saying that vegetarian can't work for others, it just wasn't my optimal diet.

I'm interested in nutrition and get drawn to threads like this like a fly on poop. I should know better ;-)
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