HI all. So I gave up meat about 3 weeks ago and then went full-on vegan about 2 weeks ago. I've been having some basic detox symptoms - mucous, a bit of GI distress - nothing huge.
But I find that I am SUPER emotional. Crying over commercials. Crying through "Up". Crying when my husband said the grocery store didn't have popcorn!!! :) Do y'all think this is a detox thing as well? It's not my 'time of the month' to be hormonal and weepy... so I don't have any other explanation besides the diet...?
i got very emotional when i initially went vegan. seeing the meat case in the supermarket would make me tear up! california happy cow commercials.. humane society commercials. the list goes on.
i think it's because our bodies are purging so much gunk, it frees up a lot of energy for sensitivity. with this new sensitivity, things can seem more overwhelming. it'll pass in time! you're just getting "kinder" and also maybe a little grumpy due to the detox.
Thanks greenleaf.... good to know I am not alone with my weepies. I love this sentence of yours: our bodies are purging so much gunk, it frees up a lot of energy for sensitivity. I hope that is the reason for it - I like the sound of that :)
Meaghan: Thanks for posting - glad I'm not alone, but sorry you feel unsupported! Hope telling them goes better than you anticipate!
I definitely am feeling good on this diet, feeling lighter and less weighed down, with fewer energy dips (I gave up white sugar too)... so overall I'm happy. But every little thing is making me burst into tears! Like popcorn :)
Who knew popcorn could have such an impact? hehe! I know what you mean though. I'm glad I'm not alone either. I hope that it will go well as well. I do feel better on this diet, and I think greenleaf has it right. That we are becoming more sensitive due to less crap in our bodies lol:) Haha she said it a lot better though lol.
ive been vegan for about half a year now and before that i was vegetarian for a few years. i remember feeling the same way when i first switched to a vegan diet. i think its probably totally normal...youll just need a bit more time to adjust. its only been a few weeks for you guys and these are some pretty major changes your making.. hang in there. im now aspiring for superhero dom... giving up all processed foods is an eensy bit tough but im getting there! ;-)
I just finished reading the initial chapters in Alicias book and right in the middle of it, I wept! I wept for all the animals that had done nothing to me but that I had consumed, it was very very emotional for me.
I love the solidarity this forum brings! I'm totally emotional, too! :) I saw The Princess & the Frog last night...cried when it had barely started, LOL.It's wonderful having companions along this compassionate path- it helps me stick with it! I think the lack of sugar & caffeine (I'm going for Superhero status as much as possible) have really impacted me, but I feel SO much better! My stomach problems have gotten drastically better, my skin is starting to clear up, my head is clearing......and with you all on here to help keep my motivated, it's all good. :) Thanks and keep it up!! :)
Our beings are always balancing body and mind (where emotions dwell) at a certain pitch, and when one is relaxing (in your case the body is relaxing) the other kicks up a notch to sustain that pitch. You can think of "pitch" as stress level. Eventually your entire system will settle into being less stressed and your pitch will not only lower, but become richer and clearer. Living is musical :)