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…
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.
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.