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Postby EmmVeePee » Thu Oct 13, 2005 3:39 am

Well about a month ago, I stopped eating meat, completely. Since then my diet has consisted of pastas, veggies, fruits, junk food (I gained some weight :( , I've also been taking Basic 3 supplements.

Anyway, I've been getting headaches nearly once or twice a day for the past week. Not sure if its school getting the best of me, or my diet catching up to me. I've been keeping plenty hydrated, not sure what is causing these. Could it be lack of protein?
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Postby Poison » Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:28 am

Stopped eating meat? Never do that.
Your headaches are probably because your blood glucose is low. But never stop eating meat. Proteins are very important.
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Postby victor » Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:46 am

Well, I stop eating meat [because it's too expensive for my daily diet..] and it already happened from one month ago... :lol: I know proteins are very important, but we also can gain it from veggie can't we?
Oh, I wanna ask a thing, actually from those 20 amino-acids, how many are the essentials? my bio book said that there're 10 essential amino-acids, but my advanced bio book said 9, and the last, my genetic professor said 8. they are:
Lys, Leu, Val, Phe, Ile, Met, Trp, Thr and Arg*

* babies can't synthesize it but, child can...

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Postby Poison » Thu Oct 13, 2005 4:49 pm

No you can not. I mean not enough. Let me explain. Firstly the protein amount in plants is very low compared to animals. The second fact is something that I read in a book and I will write the following from there:

"... proteins in food of animal origin are more digestible thab are those derived from plants. For example, the digestibility of proteins in egg is approximately 97%; that for meat, poultry and fish is 85 to 100%, and that from wheat, soybeans and other legumes ranges from 75 to 90%."

and about the amino acid thing: all high school bio books say there are 10 essensial amino acids. (looks like an old info.) But all advanced biochemistry books say there are 8. Decide the difference yourself. ;)

PS: your advanced book is not wrong I think. They just included babies.
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Postby canalon » Thu Oct 13, 2005 5:01 pm

Poison wrote:No you can not. I mean not enough. Let me explain. Firstly the protein amount in plants is very low compared to animals. The second fact is something that I read in a book [...]


Well of course you can live of vegeteables. Many people are vegan/vegetarian and survive quite well. But to keep a balanced diet yu better be a little more careful. Just eat a lot of legumes (lentils and other members of their family) soy and other protein rich vegetables. If you look for vegetarian cooking websites you will find quite a lot of tips to provide you with the essential amino-acids you need.

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Postby MrMistery » Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:34 pm

I agree with patrick. You can deffinetly have a balanced diet if you don't eat meat. You just have to watch what you eat and calculate your aminoacids(i didn't say it was easy). or better yet buy a book where someone else did it for you.

Essential aminoacids are 8 from, what i know:
Metionin, Triptofan, Valine, fenilalanine, Lysine, treonine, Leucine, Izoleucine
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Postby Poison » Fri Oct 14, 2005 6:28 am

You have to eat too much legumes to overweigh meat. And if you are trying to put off weight you will get much more calories.
Of course you can live, but not healthy enough.
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Postby victor » Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:15 am

Oh...thank me..I eat some leguminoceae...and I also reduce my rice portion from 1 plate/eat to half plate or less/eat. They said that, too much calories aren't good for the belly... :lol:
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Postby MrMistery » Fri Oct 14, 2005 5:33 pm

@Poison
If you eat cereal, legumes, soia, eggs and dairy products dayly or almost dayly you will be OK, and healthy
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Postby Poison » Fri Oct 14, 2005 7:39 pm

I don't believe that's right.
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Postby hurly » Sat Oct 15, 2005 8:31 am

I don't eat much meat either, and I believe I'm fine
I eat a lot of fish though 8)
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Postby Poison » Sat Oct 15, 2005 4:43 pm

I was trying to say meat, fish or poultry when I said 'meat'.
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