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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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I'm a complete vegetarian but then again I'm Indian and Hindu. Seems to be much easier being vegetarian in this part of the world than in the West. :dry: We don't have fancy stuff like tofu. We just have lentils and pulses and grains and vegetables and LOTS of dairy. :tongue:

I am 27 (almost) and 5'5" and about 50 kgs.

If you're interested...

^ This is what my everyday homecooked lunch and dinner look like, apart from the onion thingy, lol.

So basically I have a bunch of white rice with dal (lentil soup), 2-3 rotis (flatbread, aka chapattis), some sort of vegetable dry curry (like the potato curry here, or ladies' finger, or tomato chutney, etc) and I top it off with a bowl of curd/yogurt with a pinch of salt in it cause I like it like that. It's pretty filling. If you're prone to diabetes like my parents, you can leave out the rice or use brown (red?) rice instead.

Super easy to make and yummy to eat.

I do eat breakfast but not much. Just a glass of plain milk and maybe a hardboiled egg.
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