Going vegan hasn’t been as hard as I thought it would be. For the past 3 weeks, I’ve only had meat 3 times. The veggie burgers have begun to taste like meat. I also eat a lot more beans now. I’m still trying to find one that I don’t have to cook. When I ate the chicken and the tuna, I got bloated afterwards. The tuna was too salty. My taste buds have changed. I realized that that bloated feeling used to be normal to me. When I was eating fast food every meal, I was always bloated. Now that I’m listening to my body, I know what it craves now. I don’t crave meat. I used to say that I couldn’t eat any vegetables without meat and now I can. Ever since I started to eat healthy my mood has stabilized. My life coach said to me one time that the “standard American diet” is designed to make you feel sad. I did feel sad a lot when I ate fast food every meal. I was on an emotional rollercoaster every day. It was exhausting. Now when someone makes a bad comment about me, I just brush it off. I feel so good about myself that their opinion doesn’t make me feel bad anymore. I never realized that what you put in your body effects how you feel about yourself. Even exercising effects my mood. The vegan meals at the Omega Institute were great. I thought going vegan would mean that the food would have no taste or be bland. I was surprised to be proven wrong. Slowly and surely I’m going to go completely vegan. I love the way I feel now so I can’t go back to the way things used to be. I may cave in and have a muffin every now and then around that time of the month but I won’t feel guilty.