Friday, July 23, 2010
So it is now July and I have been vegan almost this entire time. I will admit, there have been times I have experimented with foods, and it is amazing the difference it has made in my personal well-being. My stomach is no longer capable of handling dairy on really any level. It makes me incredibly nauseous and bloated. No amount of ice cream is worth THAT! Beef apparently does the SAME thing to me now as well. I attempted to eat a burger maybe a month and a half after I adopted a vegan diet and was horribly ill that night. I attempted some pasta with a meat sauce about a month or so later, and the same thing happened, except this time I was sick to my stomach for almost two days. The best way I think I can describe it is that my body simply rejected what it now saw as foreign. At first I thought maybe it was food poisoning or something like that, but the second time it happened, it just didn't seem quite right. It is just another testament to how animal products just really are not good for your body. I mean think about it. The transition to being vegan was really easy, at least for me, as far as the way it worked with my digestive system. Attempting to back pedal was absolutely horrible! Again, at least for me, but I will say that overall, I have felt better in all this time than I ever have in my entire life. I have more energy and just FEEL better. I no longer feel bloated or weighed down either. That whole stuffed feeling after eating dinner is entirely gone. Adopting a vegan diet may in fact be the best thing I have ever done for myself as well as for my kids. Live well, eat well!