If a vegetarian diet is better, why don't I feel better?
Despite all the positive intentions that lead people to adopt a vegetarian diet, some vegetarians do not experience the good health they expect. It is true that eliminating meat from a diet naturally results in health benefits. However, people who simply remove the meat (and perhaps dairy and eggs) from their diet and make no other changes will have a nutritionally deficient diet. The truth is that a significant number of vegetarians do not experience the good health usually associated with a vegetarian diet. Overweight, underweight and low energy are not uncommon among vegetarians. The reason is simple. They have adopted a nutritionally deficient diet.
To create a healthy vegetarian diet, you need to understand (and follow!) the principles of vegetarian nutrition. Eating a healthy vegetarian diet is not complicated, but first you need to learn the principles.
If you are concerned that your diet may be compromising your health, the problem
is probably not a vegetarian diet. It's more likely your vegetarian
diet. Call us. We can help. It's a conversation worth having.