So I love eating meat, but I'm considering to switch to a vegetarian diet because of the meat-industry. The problem is that I have a lot of "deficiencies" (English is not my first language, sorry if this isn't the right wird) as it is: in vitamins and iron mostly. When I was 17 I was on a vegetarian diet for while, but I had to take a lot of supplements (and my parents weren't supportive because of that).
What are your thoughts on this? Any advice?
P. S. I don't eat meat every day
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Not here to shove my diet in anyone's faces just to make that clear, what you decide to do with your life is your decision (: Personally , I'm a vegan as for your concerns about any deficiencies are totally understandable. Just make sure you eat the right foods such as beans, lentils and green leafy vegetables, for sustainable iron intake. My mom suffers from anemia and she eats a plant based diet (and thrives on it). In fact, vegans and vegetarians have higher iron intake than meat eaters do (I tried including the link to my resource, but it wouldn't let me, you can message if you want the link to read up more). If you eat these foods and still feel weak go see your doctor, they're often willing to work with a vegetarian or vegan diet (considering they're both considerably healthy) and will give you tips and tricks on how to keep up your iron intake. Hope this helped and if you have any questions, just ask! (Also there are TONS of great alternatives that taste just like meat. This is coming from someone who used to eat it all the time)1