Also the Beautiful Laura - yogini and a vegan of 20 years added this: When I went vegan (70%) raw, I had some of the same difficulties. My skin was bruising badly and I started feeling tired a lot. A homeopathic practitioner recommended Vitamin C with bioflavanoids and Vitamin B 12. It was also recommended that I add small portions of higher calorie foods to my diet until achieving positive results. Some of the suggested foods were avocado, raw almonds, walnuts, figs, dates, ripe bananas. I don't like the texture of avocado or banana so they go into a smoothie. I sometimes add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil to my oatmeal. You should add these higher calories gradually and keep portion sizes small. This way you can learn what your body needs and how it will respond. Large servings of these foods can cause weight gain.