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THE SALAD IS THE MAIN DISH
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Are you under any unusual stress? Stress causes all kinds of discomfort and hair loss is one - speaking from experience here. I agree that you should see your doctor. Any change from the norm shouldn't be taken lightly.
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Do you have any thyroid issues?
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I can concur with everything IMVEGAN has said below. Welcome & good luck.
Eva - Portland, Oregon USA
If you are eating enough healthy calories from fruits, veggies, whole grains and beans protein is never an issue, so you don't have to worry about that. If you are a vegetarian who eats too much processed food and a lot of cheeses and white bread you may indeed have an issue with nutrition. Have you read any books on healthy vegetarian or plant based nutrition? If not, I would suggest you would go to your local library or a good site online and get some information to help you make healthy choices. PCRM.org is a great site.
A good basic plan is to eat 4 servings of fruits (1/2 cup is a serving) 7-9 servings of veggies a day plus a few servings of beans and a few servings of whole grains. A salad usually has about 3 cups of lettuce witch is 3 servings of veggies right there then you add in some other things like tomato, pepper and other stuff and a big salad is 6 servings of vegs. Then a veggie burrito with brown rice, black beans, corn, tomato salsa, sweet potato chunks, and avocado will get the rest of your veggies in and that will not include snacks. So this is easy and filling and delicious. If you don't like salad a veggie chickpea curry for lunch over brown rice will have a ton of colorful veg in it and be very filling and you can sub an enchilada casserole or some other delicious meal for supper.
Happy Herbivore has some great recipes and a blog. Her recipes use everyday ingredients. Her books, Happy Herbivore and Everyday Happy Herbivore are on sale now on Kindle for half price so you can get them both for $10. If you don't have a Kindle you can download them to a PC. I also love fatfreevegan.com and Postpunkkitchen.com. There are many others. Plus spark has a great recipe database too.
Good luck to you. We are here if you need any help.
Edited by: IMVEGAN at: 9/11/2012 (09:53)
Welcome Dayetz!!! this is certainly the place to learn more about eating healthier being it veggie or vegan...have you made any recent changes in your diet recently that could maybe cause the changes?? While we can give you excellent advice and new options for your lifestyle please be sure to take care and see your doctor too!! We all want you to stay well and with us for a long time!
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I decided i wanted to be vegetarian when i was 5. My family loved meat but i just couldn't do it.
In high school i started being more strict and have been ever since.
I haven't had many health issues being vegetarian i never made sure i ate enough protein or watched what i eat. Recently i started losing my hair and not feeling so great. I just want to make sure i eat healthy.