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Please help. I have been a vegan for a little over year since 2013, I really think It's not bad but after time I've been worried about my health.
I'm 19 this year, I am beginning to realize why Buddhists eat vegan diets and It's not only due to the desire to not cause pain... Vegan diets high in vegetable and low in calories lower your metabolism making you feel "dead", more easy to meditate but less energy, similar to a tortoise. It also lowers your sex drive, I've noticed it in me.
Where can I start complaining? A lowered sex drive and low metabolism may seem optimal for Buddhism, it makes it easier but the point is not to be easy. I am afraid I've done studying on vegans and don't think I'm going to last long eating like this. I've got no muscle, no drive and I am finding it harder play sports. At first I felt better but now I'm realizing it was only because I went from eating complete terrible food to eating less dense real good. I don't know if I've been getting better at meditating or I'm just getting more dead eating low calories.
How do you make it work without compromising your health? Especially I want your reply if you're an athlete or at least try to exercise while eating vegan.