Vegan Trials

I’ve always been prone to getting sick this time of year, however I thought living in LA would somehow change that. The Midwest is notorious for sudden temperature shifts, humidity, frost, tornados, the worst of the worst…
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However, the flu is going around and I wanted to be on the safe side. So for the month of November, I ate completely vegan, oil-free, processed/chemical-free, nut-free, and refined sugar-free. It came with the typical floatiness, & light-headedness of new vegans, but the hardest part was the feeling of weightlessness.
 
 
 
Halfway through the month, I ended up catching a head cold, which turned into a chest cold, a mean cough, and then a sinus infection. I did feel healthy in other regards. I had lost nearly all my belly fat (what remained could probably be attributed to the brown sugar in my oatmeal), and my memory improved tremendously.
 
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By the end of the month, I had lost all my cravings, but the weightlessness & light-headedness were getting unbearable. In a way it didn’t know how much longer I could take it, but at the same time, I had grown used to it.
I ate a lamb gyro December 2nd, and though it was tasty (still don’t think I could go back to eating juicy/fleshy meat), I felt completely bogged down. My conclusion is that eating a vegan diet in modern society isn’t the end all, key to perfect health. However, it’s humane, cheaper, and healthIER. I plan on incorporating meat into my diet once a month so that when I travel, I can eat culturally without feeling ill or restricted.