HI! I've been vegan for about 6 months now, and I've been itching to branch out with new foods and recipes. I was wondering if there are any (like me) teen vegans out there! I'm constantly bugged that my bones won't grow, and that I cant build muscle. I think it's complete garbage, because eating vegan still allows you to get all those nutrients. What do you guys think of all this?
how old are you? im not exactly teen anymore but i just turned 19. ive been vegan since july, so about the same amount of time as you... and vegetarian since i was 15. and ive never felt stronger or healthier. im studying nutrition so i was very cautious about becoming vegan... as long as you take a b12 supplement (a have a sublingual one i take every couple of days) and have a varied diet full of beans, lentils etc protein stuff, wholegrains, veges , nuts seeds and fruit you should have no problems at all! i recommend pcrms website for nutritional info. btw if your worried about iron.., have a source of vitamin c with foods rich in iron cause it helps the body absorb it better. if you have any other questions id be happy to help xox melody
I'm 13 years old, and for iron I eat a lot of spinach and kale. so I do eat some beans, lots of hummus. I look at nutrition a lot, but I'm still not sure to convince people that this is the best way to go! Thats great that your so careful and studious about veganism! Do you have any tips?
Hey! I'm 19 too and i'm half vegan half vegetarian, but mostly vegan. I'm working on making the full transition. I'm lucky cause my boyfriend is a vegetarian for about a year now. I've been going strong for about three months now and feel so good. Does anyone else have trouble kicking the sugar habit? Desserts after dinner are my weakness!
Hi! I'm seventeen and I became vegan in July. I think my biggest food issue is feeling satisfied during the day. I have to find balanced meals to bring to my school lunch. I don't like using the microwave but I hate just bringing salads. And after school, I usually get carb cravings and end up overeating. Any suggestions??
Sometimes the concept of being vegan is so much easily said than done. I don't really have a problem with the sugar, but fruit is all good:) I wish I could tell people that this is the best diet to live by, but everyone is so hung up on "calcium" and building bones and all that!
I'm 19 too and just jumping into the vegetarian (soon to be vegan) diet. This is the exact change that I needed in my life. It's about time that I don't feel guilty about what I put in my body and what effect it has on the environment. My only worry is finding fresh produce in the middle of winter in Wisconsin...
calcium is a big one... the most important factor in getting strong bones is actually exercise. you do need calcium, but its not as big a deal as everyone thinks. my country thrives on the dairy industry and im happy to say you do not need dairy to build strong bones, or prevent osteoporosis, or for any other reason. tahini (sesame seed paste) is high in calcium and is one of the main ingredients in hummus---- almonds also have it, as do leafy green veges and other foods.
sugars one of the hardest tings for me to give up cause i love baking...... i wan to try the maple sugar suggested in tkd but cant find it anywhere and im sure itd be way expensive.... my other one is bread. i eat way too much of it but am trying to get to superhero dom...im trying atm to eat more rice and quinoa and stuff instead, and so far im doing better.