Everyone has different health needs and I don't think we know enough to advise you beyond seeking a second opinion!
I do eat salmon sometimes. I don't think I have more or less energy from it. Usually when I'm tired, I realize I've been eating too many bagels. If I could be a bagel-tarian and get all the nutrients I needed, I so would. YUM!
Good luck! I hope you feel good soon!
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Seems so arbitrary, the idea that eating fish will fix you up. Why? What does fish have that your health doesn't and needs? Maybe your doctor thinks you need more mercury in your diet. Sorry, that was mean. I'd want to know specifically what fish has that theoretically you're lacking in and then find alternative sources. Every body is different and the idea that you'll need to take some special care sounds prudent. The ideas on this thread blow open a huge realm of relevant queries. I don't think your body lacks in creature eating and it sounds like you don't want to do it. Yes, I vote second opinion also.
Edited by: PETALIA at: 12/2/2012 (09:21)
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Reavisphoto, I would think you can just follow a regular vegan diet and just add fish or seafood to your diet a few times a week for your protein, instead of seeds, nuts or other vegan or vegetarian proteins for that particular meal.
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Hello , my 13 year old son (162 lbs) and I (300lbs) just as of yesterday went to being Pescetarian. I thought it would be a good fit since we both love fish and veg and fruit and nuts. I really hope that this will help us both, More me then him. He only needs to drop a few pounds and get in shape. Me I need to drop a whole person... LOL.. I'm 33 almost 34 and this is the heaviest I have ever been in my life. My husband is a large man as well but he is 6 foot and my oldest son is a bean pole and he is 6.2 feet. and he weight 160 lbs but is super thin.... I'm so jealous of that...LOL...
Anyone know of a good site for Pescetarian Recipes?
When I started to feel "draggy" I went to see a registered dietician, who just happened to be a vegan. My issues were not enough dietary fat and too few calories. After adding in some daily nut butters, avocado, baba ghanoush, etc, both problems solved.
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Hard to know. I'm a vegan and feel great ... so I'm not about to recommend anyone eat dead things if they're really not disposed to it anyway. I'd seek a second opinion if I were you. In particular I'd be looking to see if it's something you ARE eating that is causing the sluggishness than something that you are NOT eating. I'd also be wary of expecting that eating fish would be some kind of silver bullet (hey, not a bad metaphor!) that will magically make you feel great. All the best
Try taking a multi-vitamin also and maybe you should try to see another nutritionist or a registered dietician, it would also help if they are veg or have had experience dealing with veg clients. They would know more than your average doctor. I was a pesc for a looooong time. Never had those problems. Could you also supplement with a protein shake of some sort before or after your exercise? i always did that. I try to add non egg/ dairy veg protein as much as possible. Just something to think about. I am going to post a muffin recipe later today that you might like.
I don't have much advice for you as I am a not a strict vegetarian. I like fish and find that it is most enjoyable when cooked well. There are so many ways of preparing it so you will enjoy the taste. I completely understand your values about not eating flesh.
Maybe you could add some nutritional yeast? Your vitamin B levels could be running low, and a jump start with B12 could help a lot. I love fish and eat it regularly at least 2 times a week. I just basically try to give my body what it says I need and there are times when it cries out for big time protein and I listen to it. (I do not eat red meat)
I have been vegetarian for 5 years now and to be honest have never felt quit right since since the switch. I eat a very healthy balanced diet with nuts, beans, lowfat dairy and an occasional meat substitue product (even had diet checked by a nutritionist and a dietician) but I still always feel sluggish and just don't feel as good as I did when I ate lean meat occasionally.
Last time I saw my doctor, she suggested maybe adding fish 1 or 2 times per week to my diet to see if it helps. I really don't like fish and do not like the idea of eating animal flesh but have to at least consider it if it means a healthier me.
Has anyone switched from vegetarian to pescetarian or encountered something similar to me and found a way around it? Vegetarian is not the same as pescetarian at all in my mind and the thought of eating a fish turns my stomach. I don't care or judge what other people choose I just really don't want to start eating flesh again if there is an alternate solution.
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