So as per my last post here. You will know i have made the decision to become vegan (or at least try my best). I just wanted to update you a little on how my journey is going and what i have noticed over the last week or so.
I feel like i have much more energy, i think i can put that down to my increase in carbs. I’ve been eating lots of fruit, vegetables, rice, pasta (gluten free) etc. At first i was hesitant to eat mainly carbs because society says that carbs make you fat and i really don’t want to put on any weight but after researching over the last few months how carbs fuel your body i now know this isn’t true.
Secondly, lets talk weight. I’m not doing this lifestyle to lose any, I’m doing it to be the healthiest i can possibly be. I don’t think i have lost any weight, i don’t even own a pair of scales, but based on my appearance and the way my clothes fit me i feel a bit more toned and a lot less bloated. In the morning my belly is as flat as a pancake, the most flattest it has been in a long time. I have however noticed after meals my stomach will swell a little but again my body isn’t use to eating nutrient rich foods so I’m sure it will be clinging onto them all for dear life! I also now know that after a good meal this is totally normal, it doesn’t mean I’ve gained fat!
Thirdly and this is where I’m not so happy. My skin! It has broken out pretty bad these last few days. I’m told this is my body detoxifying, did anyone else have this? They aren’t surface spots they’re really deep and painful. My skin has been pretty stable for the last few years since cleaning up my act in terms of eating dairy but my god i haven’t had anything like this in ages! It hasn’t come at a great time as i am bridesmaid next week for my best friend’s wedding, I’m hoping that it will clear itself up a bit by then but at the moment I’m feeling doubtful. I don’t want return to old habits and i will stick with it even if i do have blemishes in hope that it will pay off in the end!
Finally I feel like I’m always eating! Fruits & vegetables are a lot more nutrient dense with a lot less calories so i know i need to eat more but man, i feel like I’m a human dustbin haha. I’d like to ask a few fellow vegans out there how you feel about fats and oils? Do you keep them to a minimum? Im trying to eat low fat personally.
What did you notice in your first few months of going vegan? Please share with me your comments, i’d love to know!