Going to be a vegetarian soon! Should I change my eating habits, besides skipping on meat? I'm a bit clueless.
Iron is a good thing to watch as well. If you're not getting enough of it, you'll be tired, you'll bruise easily, have trouble sleeping, your hair may shed excessively, and if you're really bad off, people might notice you being much paler than usual.
When you don't have enough protein, you'll probably be hungry more often but not quite feel satisfied. You'll notice fatigue, weakness, sometimes shakiness, muscle cramps, headaches. It might take a simple cut longer than usual to heal. When I'm lacking protein, I know almost immediately because I'll get a headache that will go away the minute I hit it with a glass of water and a plate of scrambled eggs (my I-don't-feel-well protein of choice).
drbabs is right: don't feel bad if you end up craving meat or fish and take a nibble. Your goal is to be healthy. I've been vegetarian for 12 years because I never liked meat, but I'll crave it every now and then. That's when I know I've been slipping on my diet and need to eat more protein and vegetables if I don't want to eat the meat. There's a reason your body will crave things and it's best to listen.
Yeah, I already eat a bunch of eggs and cheese, and I really love using them in dishes, so I'll still continue to do that!
That book looks like a great resource indeed! Looks like I'll be ordering that soon enough!
What do you notice when you don't get enough protein?
Hah, I'm just a student, so I can still decide whatever I want to cook, it seems that that will be a major relief.
I just hope the Dutch stores will supply me with the ingredients I need for this... in here, everything is pretty much based on meat, so I'm assuming that that will be a bit more complicated.
Hah, I won't be dying for a great steak or salmon, I'm really looking forward to getting rid of them. So yeah. Hah. It's a lot to look out for! I'm going to have to be a bit careful with the transition, that's for sure.
Haha, this seems a bit more complicated than I thought. But, it'll be great! Seems I won't be experimenting on recipes any time soon though!
What I don't get however is: Why the multivitamins? Shouldn't you be getting heaps more of them, because you 'generally' eat more vegetables and the such?
I totally forgot about fruit! I currently don't use any fruit in my meals, but it sounds like a really tasty choice!
So, more colours on my plate. It would look better as well!
And, thanks! I'm looking forward to it.
My mom was fond of noting that the more colors on your plate, the healthier your diet is likely to be.
Welcome to the veggie club!
Going to start tomorrow, and see how it goes! Now to find some tasty recipes!
Thanks for your fast response!
Hope I helped ! Good day !