The Vegan Lifestyle

super_nurse[1]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.

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