It has officially been one year eating vegan!
Before and Now
I found it actually surprisingly easy. I was pescatarian for two years. I ate no meat only fish (not a vegetarian). I think that also made my transition to vegan/plant based diet fairly easy.
I started by getting rid of all the non-vegan food in my kitchen, then stocked up on my new food. My husband and I started this journey together this also made it easy for me. My grocery store lists consists of loading up on fruits, veggies, grains, beans, and yes I admit, cookies, cereals, veggie meats, coconut ice-cream, you name it. Anything we found vegan we bought. Which turned out to be an enormous amount of food. Going out to eat is okay too, many menus have vegan options right on them, or I could at least adapt a meal by simply asking for no cheese.
The best and most surprising part, I was thoroughly enjoying it! I was loving all the new foods I was trying, I felt great loading up on veggies. I didn’t feel tired or weighed down after a meal, and I never felt like I “over did it”. My pants started getting looser (losing about 12 pounds), my energy soared, my skin got clearer and more glowing, I no longer got drowsy in the afternoons, and I feel inspired to cook more interesting things!
Also, I have an amazing doctor, Dr. Richardson. He focuses on plant based nutrition and supports a plant based diet. Dr. Richardson has been a great guide throughout this journey. I had my end of the year 2016 physical and all of my tests came back normal! I did it! ONE YEAR EATING VEGAN!
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