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Veg Diet Experiment

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Okay, so I decided that I will be vegan and sugar/alcohol free for a week to "cleanse" and then probably do vegetarian, supplemented with occasional fish, which would technically pescetarian.

~ No animal protein for 48 hours. My face already looks thinner (not in a bad way) and my eyes look unusually bright (not sure what that's about.) I seem to be constantly eating but am eating "healthy" foods and apparently losing visible body fat.

~ Wondering about cutting out dairy, even if I still ate eggs and fish. Guacamole is a great alternative to sour cream on Mexican food, almond rice and coconut milk are great milk replacements, and apparently nut cheeses have a much better flavor than soy cheese. I do like soy in the form of tofu and edamame, but the "faux dairy" soy products are totally yucky. That got me last time I tried to be vegan: I LOVE CHEESE. However, even if I was pescetarian cutting out dairy could potentially decrease my chances of getting sick, I think, as it creates mucus in the body among other things. I could at least keep cheese to a minimum, and skip milk altogether.

~ Doing this mostly for health and environmental reasons.

Will update thread again in a few days, and as I go along with this experiment. I've found some really satisfying forms of protein, and I love beans so I'm not concerned at all about iron.
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Good luck, and I cannot encourage you more to go 100% vegan!

The whole 'protein' thing is pure myth. You can get all the protein you require from fruits + veg alone, believe it or not. Just look into Raw Vegan athletes/bodybuilding. I'm not fully Raw currently myself but I can vouch for this from experience. And there's always beans, legumes, soy etc. if you would feel like you need more. I've been through hell and back, and hell again with food so trust me on that one :3

And there's no such thing as a 'vegan' deficiency. I had anemia throughout my early teens, and when I went vegan my iron levels shot right up. You just gotta make sure you eat right, it is vital. As for b12, our bodies produce it naturally. I am not deficient, 99% of b12 deficiencies are those of meat eaters. At my healthiest I don't take a single supplement

Vegan Power! Wishing you well :D
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You could try some tahini for those cheese cravings!
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