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Have you been eating enough of the right things though? I can’t really talk I’m tired often too, but I’ve always been that way, long before going vegan. I think it’s mainly lack of exercise for myself, and other things, non diet related. Anyway, you should start a log of what you’re eating through out the day. Do you snack often? Foods high in iron - Quinoa. Cooked greens (Spinach, Swiss chard, Bok Choy) Broccoli, Tofu, Nuts and nut butters, Beans (Chickpeas, Soy, Kidney, Black, Pinto). Fats are important too - Avocado, Omega- 3’s (Flax seed) and nuts. Simple high energy meals - Oatmeal and a glass of orange juice (vitamin c helps iron absorption). Chili. Peanut/almond butter and banana sandwiches (can sprinkle flax seed on the butter). Nutritional yeast is also great, for so so many vitamins and minerals, especially all the B’s..Can make bomb mac n cheese with it, or sprinkle it on anything you want to have a cheesy flavor (popcorn, ect.) Can also pick up a vegan B12 supplement (get methylcobalamin B12, it’s the best form of B12.)
I’m vegan too and follow a strict gluten free diet. My immune system is so high, it’s out the roof. I eat a lot (and I mean A LOT) of lentils. I pre-boil them and then mix them with other veggies to make different stews so they taste nicer. I eat a lot of chickpeas too and occasionally beans. Have omega 3 suppliments, have a turmeric shot every day and Aloe Vera. I seriously never get ill and I used to be ill all the time. I also do a lot of yoga and meditation so I’m sure that also has an effect on my overall health but if you’re getting ill from going vegan, you’re clearly not getting enough nutrients. Give your body time to adjust, the first month or so is always hard because it’s detoxing big time. Make sure to sleep deeply, even if not for long and eat your lentils/chickpeas! I’m not big on soya/tofu because it’s so processed. But almond milk is super good for you. I can share an easy recipe to make it yourself, if you like? I wish you luck!
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