I've been a vegetarian for three years. I am fifteen. My parents aren't the most wealthiest people and my family's kind of poor. Without any meat, I feel fine. For a while I felt refreshed and great. But lately I have been feeling very run down and sleepy. I feel like I'm not getting enough protein. I drink expensive protein shakes I get every so often and I take vitamins too. But what else can I do to boost my protein?
Xenolan answered Sunday March 20 2011, 6:57 am: First, consult your physician. At fifteen, you're still growing and your body requires certain nutrients for that. You can still get them and be vegetarian at the same time, but it requires a little extra planning in your diet.
Teen2TeenHelp answered Saturday March 19 2011, 8:40 pm: Yeah, eat a lot of beans. I know there are some great tasting vegetarian kidney beans that you can eat. You can buy them from Walmart. It's in a green can. No cooking necessary. Protein shakes lack essential amino acids that you need in your system. Try looking up meat substitutes. You can also buy tofu. That's really healthy. [ Teen2TeenHelp's advice column | Ask Teen2TeenHelp A Question ]
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