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Hello AllSo it's been a while since i last came on here, and i've been feeling a lot better since...Have completely removed red meat from my diet, am nearly a newly born vege really, and feel much better for doing so...One thing.... i'm losing a load of weight...I've had a particularly big build, but the majority of the foods i'm eating are low fat, and so im losing weight quite bad, and want to put some back on! If its a difference between the weight and stomach illness, then trust me, i'd rather be well... but there must be some fatty foods which are ok to eat....Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.... Thanks people!Stew
 

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Nah cant help you there mate! But my only suggestion, which is an annoying one is that you should get checked out at the doctor? maybe its your thyroid or something?
 

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Are you vegetarian or vegan? If you are vegetarian you still can eat foods like milk, cheese, eggs, etc. If you are vegan you avoid all those things. I would recommend getting advice from a nutritionist and getting some good books about going meatless. Inform yourself. There are some medications that can be inhibited by vitamins and minerals that you can get a lot of in a vegan/vegetarian diet, so if you take anything be sure to do your research to make sure your diet isn't going to impact what you're taking (warfarin, an anticoagulant is a prime example, too much vitamin K screws with it). Good luck!
 

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Hello, Stew -Glad that you've found a way to feel well. I'm a vege and I know a whole bunch of veges -- from personal experience I don't think going vegetarian or even vegan necessarily make people lose a lot of weight in most cases. I agree with Zoe and Honu. Firstly you might want to get checked and make sure you don't have thyroid or anything that makes people get thin real fast. Secondly you may also want to see a nutritionist and find out if there are certain things that you're unknowingly not eating enough. Could you eat nuts (like, pistachos, sunflower seeds, walnut, etc.)? If these things don't trigger your ibs, then they are good non-saturated fat.Good luck!
 
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