Do you feel better (physically) since becoming vegetarian?

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If so, in what ways do you feel better? Do you have more energy?

My friend tells me that she feels far stronger than she ever did before. While I think she has to chalk some of that up to also exercising a lot more than she did before, I imagine some of it does come from changing her eating habits as well.

Did you feel big changes?
 
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I'm not sure if it's only because of my diet, but I notice there are increased energy levels on my part. But, like your friend, it probably has a lot to do with exercising. I run every other day, so I'm sure that plays a much larger influence in my overall energy levels and my immune system.

This is going to sound boastful, but it is relevant - my entire family is sick right now, except for me. I get the joys of taking care of all the sniffles, fevers, and tummy-aches since I seem to be immune. :p
 

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Well, I'm glad you're fitter and stronger and that you didn't get sick. You'll need all that extra energy to take care of everyone else!

I know that my mother's immune system has improved since she changed her diet. That's always a good thing.
 

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I do not have those unnecessary cravings anymore. I feel light and I think the food I eat provides me just the right calorie and nutrients to keep me going and healthy. Although I must say that it is too early to tell because I am still in the process of transitioning.
 

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Well, it still sounds like good news, so far anyway. It's good to know that you can readily feel the impact even though you are still transitioning. Feeling healthier is always a nice reward for changing our habits. Losing the cravings must be huge. Good for you! :)
 

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I feel great generally especially my mood. still transitioning. I take natural lemon and ginger tea daily and I have not had flu for a year now. I also give some to my 2-year old who has evaded flu and cold for the same duration. I also give him fish oil (Scotts emulsion) on alternate days.
 
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My skin and hair is much healthier, but sometimes I feel physically weak or even exhausted. However, that does not mean that you cannot feel energetic when you are a vegetarian, it just means that sometimes I am too lazy to eat right. When I consume all the necessary nutrients and vitamins, I feel better than I ever did when I still ate meat.
 

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When I became vegetarian, I felt amazing.. it changed so much. I was eating whole, real foods and learning to really appreciate my body and what it's capable of. It's not until I dropped ALL animal products that my health took a giant leap and everything wrong reversed. I've never felt better in my entire life :)
 
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When I became vegetarian, I felt amazing.. it changed so much. I was eating whole, real foods and learning to really appreciate my body and what it's capable of. It's not until I dropped ALL animal products that my health took a giant leap and everything wrong reversed. I've never felt better in my entire life :)

Yes, I believe that it was exactly the moment when I became a full vegan that I started truly feeling the positive changes. Other people(omnivores) might say anything they want, but I have never felt healthier!
 

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As I have been a vegetarian for over 25 years I still feel and am healthier than most people I know. I feel better knowing what I am eating and more aware of what is good and what many not be so good. These days it's easier with labels and more information and I do feel it has helped me look a lot younger too.