I was a pescatarian/macrobiotic eater for the last 4 years and recently switched a month ago to Vegan. I have been feeling horrible. Not quite sure if it is detox anymore since I had a week of that and already ate very healthy to begin with.I know that detox varies from person to person.
I have been nauseous for a month EVERYDAY which is severely limiting my quality of life. I just don't know what to do anymore. My energy hasn't changed...and my skin got more clear when I cut out dairy. I had cut out sugar completely since last year and that REALLY helped my skin, and helped my body stay the same weight.
I have gained weight since going vegan, not a lot, but I've gotten softer. I'm not eating pasta or bread though! Frustrated and could use some advice. Thanks!
From the following descriptions of your previous diet I am confused. Pescatarian is without animal products but allows fish, so I take it your used to eat fish, but you were also Macro which allows fish to but is pretty much vegan. My question is...are you asking if you are detoxing from taking fish out of your diet? I would say probably not...there is probably something else going on. You mentioned you were following Macro too...which doesn't allow dairy so that's why I can only link the fish. Probably more info needed from you. Have you changed something with your exercise? Pescatarian (also spelled pescetarian)The word "pescatarian" is occasionally used to describe those who abstain from eating all meat and animal flesh with the exception of fish. Although the word is not commonly used, more and more people are adopting this kind of diet, usually for health reasons or as a stepping stone to a fully vegetarian diet. MacrobioticThe macrobiotic diet, revered by some for its healthy and healing qualities, includes unprocessed vegan foods, such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and allows the occasional consumption of fish. Sugar and refined oils are avoided. Perhaps the most unique qualifier of the macrobiotic diet is its emphasis on the consumption of Asian vegetables, such as daikon, and sea vegetables, such as seaweed.
I just figured out what it was. Once I brought back fish, I felt fine. I got blood work done and saw a specialist and it was determined that I'm a protein-type, which means that a vegan diet is not suitable for me. I am good being almost vegan, but never felt good while fully vegan. I am so relieved to be feeling good again. :)
Yeah, I was fine on protein and supplements and everything else in my life hadn't changed....it was just my body. It is so much better for me being 80% percent vegan and 20% fish eating. I am still vegan as far as dairy and everything else goes. I just needed that extra "oommff!", haha. I think it is so important to support each other through our health journeys....even if some of us can't be fully vegan, that is ok. I still appreciate the support from the community. :)
Thank you so much for sharing your experience--the same thing happened to me, except I didn't go to the doctor. I ended up going on a business trip where eating fish was pretty much the only non-meat or dairy option, and I immediately felt better. I also try to limit the seafood, but I find that having a tiny bit really helps. I think part of it is that I don't care for fake meat or processed soy as a protein source, either ethically or digestively, so seafood is the lesser evil, so to speak. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks, because reading about your experience made me feel better about my situation.
Interesting, I don't know much about that whole thing, but I have heard many doctors disagree with the whole blood-typing thing, so I'm not sure how that really works. It's certainly good you're feeling better, but I wonder what else could have met that need? However, sometime it's important to remember that's why Alicia has her categories - flirt, (vegetarian), vegan, and superhero. Be happy being vegetarian if that's what works for you - you still positively affect a lot of animals' lives.
Alisa - fake meat and other processed soy aren't a necessary part of a veg*n lifestyle. I rarely have either.
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