I have once again jumped on the vegan bandwagon and it has officially been one month. Here’s what I’m feeling.
- The biggest change physically is how much lighter, less lethargic I feel.
- My digestion has improved dramatically. My almost constant bloat I usually have has disappeared.
- I realized I do not crave meat or eggs, and this was from day one.
- I’ve probably ate more vegetables this past month than I have the entire year.
- Eating healthy, I’m less hungry. I’m assuming because I’m eating more nutritious foods.
- I feel good about what I am putting in my body and what I’m keeping out.
- I’m much more of a conscious consumer in general.
I went vegan earlier in the year for 3 months and stopped due to how fat and mushy I was getting. This time around I am actually unintentionally losing weight. The difference is I’m keeping the breads/tortillas/pastas at a minimum. I’ve also implemented 3 veggies/fruits minimum per meal. Lastly, a handful of nuts is very satisfying when I’m feeling the munchies.
The hardest part of eating vegan is figuring out what to eat. I read somewhere it helps the beginner vegan to have 10-15 go to recipes. I probably have 3 at this point. So my goal is to get 10 easy vegan recipes under my belt to start the new year off with (and without chickpeas. Turns out, I hate chickpeas. Bummer.)