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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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Also, I have a co-worker and friend who is lactose intolerant and doesn't consume very much dairy at all (occasionally if its in something) and she has adult acne...
Yeah, diets are not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing. Milk generally makes my skin happy. :proud:

Back to the experiment. My Grandma ate meat up until the very end (she lived to be 97) and was healthy enough that she lived alone, walked everyday etc. I think genetics and a lack of processed foods (she always cooked her own and had a very Mediterranean diet) play a part.

I tried to go vegetarian once but I hated it - my body didn't like it. I have quite a few vegetarian friends who love it though. So whatever works. Keep us posted on how this is turning out for you. Would love to hear how you feel in the long run. Sounds like you're being smart about it.
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