I have been experiencing a few problems with alcohol since becoming a vegan - I am not drinking anything different to what I was before I became a vegan and no more or less than before, but the last few times that I have been out for drinks, alcohol has been leaving me feeling peculiar and somewhat depressed. It is like i am completely out of sync - almost out of body. :( I have never felt like this with alcohol; I tend to drink red wine and beers/ales/bitters and don't touch spirits at all.
Has anyone else experienced this? Any feedback would be great!
Thanks guys. :)
Well, alcohol is a depressant. But if it didn't affect you like that before, the only thing I can think is maybe your body has become sensitive to animal protein? Because as I understand it, most wines and some beers aren't vegan (or even vegetarian). It would be easy to test that by switching to vegan spirits (http://www.veggiewines.co.uk/popularspirits.htm). If you don't have the problem, the issue is the animal protein. If you do have the problem, then it's something else.
Since going vegan one month ago I have found that alcohol effects me somewhat differently. My tolerance has lowered, and I get buzzed and drunk more easily. I have also found that I am thinking about alcohol differently. I am more aware of what I am putting into my body, and I am more concerned about processed foods and toxins in general. Veganism has made my body and mind feel better and therefore I am more aware of the negative effects of alcohol.
Hi Bobbie! Perhaps it's your body telling you something about alcohol, like you don't need it any more...I wish mine would do that..not that i drink a whole lot, but just to give up alcohol one day is my mission...you can also go to www.barnivore.com for list of vegan friendly alcohol. I drink Manichewitz red or white which are vegan..there are several beers that are vegan friendly as well. I hope you get to the bottom of your problem! I love your way of thinking Janekaysey!! As i am very peculiar of what i eat i can see myself one day pushing the wine aside as well..one thing i don't do anymore since becoming vegan is get drunk because like you said my body doesnt tolerate alcohol like it used to..so i do drink less..I thank God for that!
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