Hi all, I'm happy, because yesterday I got two "What have you been DOING? You are glowing!"s from people I see pretty regularly. I stopped eating meat/replaced most dairy with soy about two months ago, and also stopped taking birth control pills a few weeks in, too. The first month was kind of strange. I felt great inside and energetic, but my normally clear skin went kind of haywire, I had some headaches. I couldn't tell what was causing what. But the second month has been incredible! Food really tastes different to me, and I'm surprised that I haven't craved meat at all. I'm so excited to keep eating this way, and plan to try eliminating all dairy very soon.
So excited for you. I'm on week two, and I love it. I get so excited to eat now (I love to cook now), and I don't even worry about how much, because everything is so GOOD for me. I am really able to hear my body let me know when I am satisfied from a meal instead of overfilling myself with junk. I think this is a great change for us all!
I'm not 100% off of dairy yet. I don't like to waste so I am finishing up my last bit of Kefir milk and then I should be done.
Thanks, Ann and Niki! I just found some Dr. Cow cheese near me and can't wait to try it this week. And Niki, YES on the sweets craving. It's such a wonderful byproduct to feel satisfied at the end of a meal, and not that little urge for a cookie or whatever. And now, if I do have a vegan cupcake or ice cream sandwich, I can enjoy just one, there's no compulsive "gotta get my next fix" thing going on. :)