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Summary of Question:Teenager On Veg Diet
Category:Health
Date Posted:Friday, 1/26/2007 9:47 PM MST

waheguru ji ka khalsa ,waheguru ji ki fateh,


im a 14 years old and pretty small for my age 5'2" and most of the other students are taller than me and im a veggie and the only one in my family.my parents always want me to eat meat or fish and i refuse and say no because it is part of our religion and i choose not to and i need to grow still but i need to know what to eat like so i can grow taller .so can u tell me as a vegeterian what i should eat?

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Sat nam. Congratulations on holding to your principles despite parental pressure! Being vegetarian is not the reason you are short. Being short is a function of genetics, not just diet. You are still young and have not finished growing or having growth spurts.

This is not the place to go into details about how to be a vegetarian. You can search vegetarian recipes on the web. Make sure you are getting enough protein by eating yogurt, milk, or cheese. Eating dal and rice or dal and chapati is also 'complete' protein, but be sure you eat enough. The teenage body needs food to grow and develop. Eat food that is good for you and eat enough until you are no longer hungry. Nuts and soy products are also good protein sources.
Guru ang sang,
DK



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