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Light headed/dizzy - help requested

Hallie Gardner

Not-So-Newbie
I recently became a vegetarian and have been getting light headed and dizzy. Can anyone reccemend any dietary changes that might address this? Your help is greatly appreciated! Thanks
 

Indian Summer

Cult Leader
Administrator
I recently became a vegetarian and have been getting light headed and dizzy. Can anyone reccemend any dietary changes that might address this? Your help is greatly appreciated! Thanks
- Make sure you're eating enough calories for your body type/size and your activity level.
- Make sure you're getting enough iron.
- Make sure you have a good source of vitamin B12 in your diet or that you take supplements that provide this.
 

beancounter

The Fire That Burns Within
I recently became a vegetarian and have been getting light headed and dizzy. Can anyone reccemend any dietary changes that might address this? Your help is greatly appreciated! Thanks
It could be anything from not eating enough to signs of a minor heart attack.

Don't ask random people on the Internet. Consult a qualified physician.
 

Poppy

Ankle Biter
I recently became a vegetarian and have been getting light headed and dizzy. Can anyone reccemend any dietary changes that might address this? Your help is greatly appreciated! Thanks
Eat More! This just happened to me this evening. I’ve been traveling, my meals have been grab and go, and tonight when I finally had a chance to eat a “real meal” I found I was light-headed while looking at the menu and knew I needed to order quickly.

For new veg*ns, I also recommend that you carry with you something to eat at all times - a Cliff bar, some peanuts in a baggie, a pb&j tucked in your purse, a clementine - just have something so you don’t have to go without or feel like you have no options.
 

Hallie Gardner

Not-So-Newbie
- Make sure you're eating enough calories for your body type/size and your activity level.
- Make sure you're getting enough iron.
- Make sure you have a good source of vitamin B12 in your diet or that you take supplements that provide this.
Thanks for the advice! How do I do this? I certainly feel like I’m eating enough! Thanks again.
 

Indian Summer

Cult Leader
Administrator
Thanks for the advice! How do I do this? I certainly feel like I’m eating enough! Thanks again.
I'd suggest using an online nutrition calculator - see silva's post. A vitamin B12 supplement can be purchased online or in a health food shop or maybe in a pharmacy. It really depends on where you live.
 

The vegan creation

Not-So-Newbie
I recently became a vegetarian and have been getting light headed and dizzy. Can anyone reccemend any dietary changes that might address this? Your help is greatly appreciated! Thanks
Hi Hallie. I'm glad to hear that you became a vegetarian. I've been vegetarian for 4 years now and I'm making the transition for a vegan diet. I'm also creating a new YouTube channel. I hope you can find helpful information for your process in my new video. I'll be uploading content every week, including a vegan recipe on thursdays. Check my channel on Youtube: The vegan creation.

I hope you like it!!
 
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