I could talk fancy science but the basic reality is that there are different gut bacteria that help break down different types of foods. If you switch suddenly the ones that break down meat better are suddenly "starved" and the ones that for example use green leafy stuff to make B-12 are rushing to catch up and there is a gap when your body reacts because it is not as effective at digestion....tired, sleeping longer, sore muscles, and of course changes in the GI bloating/gas. Too late to tell you now but a gradual change is way easier on your system. Thing I have found help.. Eating a natural source probiotic...ie homemade yogurt, kefer or kombucha.....steer clear of sugar added yogurt it will make it worst.... Ps the pill form not as good. Be sure to eat a wide variety of types of veggies and don't over load on carrot which are high in natural sugars. Easy into beans and lentils. Track minerals and electrolytes take for a couple of weeks and make sure you are getting a good balance of sodium and potassium. Even if you are drinking enough water you can be dehydrated with an imbalance in you cells...this can make you feel very tired.. Sometimes a super healthy diet is loaded in potassium which will drive you blood pressure down ...generally a good thing but it can make you feel tired and dizzy. Fix is simple...some tomato juice or put some soy sauce over your food. I still prefer to steer clear of the shaker and go for flavor. Test you bp the next time you are weak and only go this direction if it is low! Still drink lots of water.
First off really listen to and track your path. Your change may have increased the use of a food that your body has a sensitivity to...when i first started this I was concerned I wouldn't get enough iron without meat so I was eating tons of fortified iron cereal. Turned out just as too little iron can make you tired too much is dangerous and can make you tired. I discovered I had hemochromatosis...body absorbs too much iron. So please track, listen to your body and maybe you just need more sleep as you exercise more and you are rebuilding you FAB bod!
anytime you make a drastic change (like no meat) in your diet.. You could feel drained and tired. You might want to add a little nutritional yeast to your veggies somehow... or you might want to make sure that you have a supplement of B's that you can use during transition. Even a good Multi vitamin could be an answer.
Hi... I have been eating no meat since Sunday. It's only Wednesday and I am extremely tired. I have been eating beans, eggs, cheese and fish to get my protein and uped my veggies a whole lot, cut back abit on my carbs. Just wondering if this has anything to do with it or maybe not even related to not eating meat. I feel good, I guess besides that. I havent weighed myself but I feel not so bloated. Almost feel clean inside if that makes sense. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated. Thanks.
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