Did anyone else ever feel like Neo after he took whichever colored pill he took in the movie " The Matrix" once you became vegan?
I ask this because its really amazing the subtle and huge differences I feel in terms of the peace, and overall state of my well being.
I am a few days in , after having been pescatarian/ vegetarian for over 10 years now, and the difference is amazing. I woke up the other morning and was amazed at how clear I could see, colors were more vivid, my eyes felt and looked better. I want to kind of throw a party and shout "Hooray" but I don't know any other vegans around here that well.The point is, it just feels good.
My whole life , I have basically been allergic to dairy. My mom had to give me milk substitutes( soy,etc) when I was a baby. But I ate cheese , drank milk here and there. Then at the age of 13 I became vegetarian and decided to eat fish for protein. There was no consideration of animals needs or well being here, at play. I just felt better and on a whim decided to stick with it. It wasnt until this year on thanksgiving day. For about two months prior I hadn't eaten any fish really. I noticed how light my body felt but also that I was able to take in more of the grains , nutrients I was eating and somehow - believe it or not - had more energy? This coming from a marathon and long distance runner who thought Protein (with a capital P ) was her savior from poor little fishies. However on Thanksgiving Day, I ate no fish but had lots of dairy. Lots as in enough for me to notice :" Hey , you feel like CRAP Everytime you do this to yourself. So why?" I came home and thought about it for a little while. I thought about how I didn't have to torture myself by eating foods that just don't fit me. I went a Barnes and Nobles and remembered reading a little bit of Alicia's book , thinking to myself " .. someday ". I quickly found the book again and re-read the facts on how animals are tortured and suffer so much just for humans to eat things they actually don't need. I did research. I occasionally would wonder what my mother, family, etc would say but I spiritually vowed to put myself first. Then I saw the documentary " Earthlings" which nailed it into play. I was vegan.
I have noticed the HUGE release and LACK of stress , which I firmly feel comes from eating this food which is not holding the stress of a murdered and tortured animal. I sound like a hippie or a whatever, but I'm me. And I feel great. And lastly : MY GOD the FOOD IS Delicious! Flavors and all . Live love and be well , readers. Thanks for this forum. xxxxxo
I'm with you! Becoming vegan is by far the best decision I have ever made. It has made me fall in love with cooking and baking and in turn has made my family and friends fall in love with my vegan dishes. I am effortlessly slim and full of energy, my eczema is clearing up, I have little to no menstrual cramps, I'm less stressed, I feel powerful and passionate about my lifestyle, the list goes on! Although I'm happy when other people notice these differences in me, it makes me so much happier when other vegans share these benefits. It's like they truly "get it." Congrats on finally making the switch and may your benefits continue to multiply!
Thank you! Also, I hate that I've never seen "The Matrix!" My boyfriend has been begging me to watch it for weeks and I was never really interested and now I'm actually curious about the effects of that colored pill! So thank you on his behalf too. We're watching it this weekend.
Yay :D Let me know how you like it , your thoughts and views , when you get a chance. In fact, I think you have just inspired me to watch one of the three movies today. Blessings to you and your boyfriend and thanks for the comment.
The lightness & the energy you feel are two differences I noticed with myself as well. One other change is how my taste buds have changed....I feel like my palate is more sensitive & I can appreciate flavors much better. Sugary stuff doesn't appeal to me either since I've cut them out.
I agree, Diana. It doesn't take very long for me to feel completely awake when I get up in the morning and I stay full of energy all day. I haven't cut out sugar completely, but I do notice that the more I stay away from it; the less I crave it.
Thanks Lero! I'll message you when I watch it!
I agree with the sugar and lack of sugar. If you eat it...you crave it, but if you don't eat it...your body is just fine without it. I have noticed the same thing with coffee. I can stay awake much easier without it, since I don't not have the withdrawal cravings.
You will continue to enjoy these same effects as long as you eat this way :)
Just wanted to say thanks... I had a rough day at work and don't feel much like cooking tonight and was tempted to run out and get fast food... I haven't eaten meat in a few weeks (I've been trying for sometime to commit) and I'm so tired I almost blew it... So I got on for a little inspiration.... veggie dog (though not all that healthy) here I come!