A few days ago, I went from Vegetarian (eggs every day, fish a couple of times a month--haven't touched dairy in years, don't eat any meat, almost not processed food) to totally Vegan and suddenly I am STARVING, even though I'm eating totally healthy, plenty of protein, calories, etc... My question is, can giving up my two-egg-a-day habit change my appetite this much? Has anyone else had this experience?
I'm no expert, but I've been vegan for about a year and a half and my appetite increased a lot. At first I gained weight too but now I'm back to a great weight and I feel really good. I get really hungry every 3 hours.
I was very hungry for the first three weeks of being vegan and craved cheese like crazy. In a months time I was back to normal. I think your body is just adjusting to a different way of eating. give it time.
I just started the Kind Diet on the weekend. I made a plate full of veggies, chickpeas, and rice.....and I was hungrier than before I made supper!! I guess it will just take my stomach a while to adjust to a flourless and pastry diet :P
But I dont see food as the center of my life anymore. Instead I see it as a healthy necessity to experience life to its fullest :D