Hi guys! I’ve got a major problem. I’ve always been skinny, but after switching over to veganism has caused me to be underweight and not looking healthy anymore. I’ve got a two struggles that I’ve been dealing with my whole life, but veganism made it worse. I have a very high metabolism and a medicine I take has a side effect of hunger loss. Though I am working on switching medicines, but I am very worried about my health. I am starting to see the outline of my ribs, and everyone believes I have an eating disorder. I realize people will always talk, but I am more worried about my weight. In an opposite way than other teenage girls. Is veganism not for me? Or do any of you have any tips? Thanks xoxo.
Adorable picture btw. I gained weight when I went vegan bc I ate more carbs so maybe make sure you are eating foods like potatoes and breads if you are worried. Remember that you are quite young and prob growing which means you will be slimming out and your metabolism is quite good. When you become older your metabolism will prob. slow down (I know mine did a lot! Now it is in the pits and I use to be the girl who was so skinny she could never find jeans small enough to fit her) so I would not really worry about it. If you eat typical fear foods like pb, carbs, potatoes, ect. I’m sure people will not think you have an ed disorder and if they do then that’s their problem because they are making an assumption and having an eating disorder should not make them think differently of you anyways.
I lost weight too XD But I’m still in the healthy range so I’m good ^^ How about eating lots of carbs or protein like brown rice, whole wheat bread, nuts (so pb&j on whole wheat bread would be great for getting both), protein smoothies (like hemp), and beans. But I think talking to a veg*n doctor would be a good idea. Good luck with this all!
Try snacking on nuts, and don’t drink liquids before meals, as that can reduce appetite as well. Whenever possible, try to drink drinks with more calories than water, such as soy milk or almond milk. Eating meat will not necessarily help you with your weight problem, but it can cause other health issues. Good luck, I hope this helps.
I have a fast metabolism too, and on meds that make me lose my appetite so I try to eat little and often. So instead of three main meals per day, I try to eat five smaller meals plus snacks. On days when I really don’t feel hungry, I might set an alarm to go off to remind me that I need to eat which helps a lot. I also find that having snacks whilst I’m doing something else (for example, having dried fruit while browsing the internet) works well for me.
Finally, try to eat foods high in carbs as these burn off more slowly than high-fat and high-sugar foods.
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