Today makes one month since I made the change from simply Vegetarian to a fully plant based diet. My skin looks and feels great and seems to be continuously improving. The headaches that I got for the first few days have subsided and I haven’t had any negative symptoms since. Overall, my body has been loving the change. I feel lighter (I have definitely shed quite a few pounds), no more bloating and feeling tired after I eat. It’s great.
The constant hunger that I mentioned in my previous post is now completely gone and I have been eating much less…even less than I did before going fully plant based. I’ve been having a ton of fun challenging myself to try new recipes and foods. At first, deciding what to cook and where to buy food was a bit problematic but after the first week or so it became so easy. I started making a mental list of what I can and can’t eat and doing research (blog post coming soon). It has now become instinctual for me to read the label on any item before purchasing it (even if I know it’s Vegan, I tend to double check…every time). My shy personality means that I’m often afraid to ask what’s in a certain food item and if it’s Vegan, so I tend to stick with what I know when I eat out (which is not very often as I enjoy preparing my own food at home).
So far I’ve stayed away from mock meats (Vegan sausages etc) as they look too similar to the real thing and I wouldn’t be able to stomach it. However, I have been on the look out for nutritional yeast (Vegan cheese), Vegan mayo and an egg replacement. So far I haven’t had any luck finding them locally but I will keep you guys updated on the search.
I have started purchasing cruelty free beauty items and trying to use all the ones that I still have that test on animals…but I see this transition being a long one.
Overall, it’s been a wonderful month and I’ve never felt better. I love the lifestyle so far and never see myself going back to an omnivorous diet. Stay tuned for more updates in the future and feel free to contact me if you have any questions 🙂