Here’s how I’m feeling on day 12…For the most part, all is well. I have begun to mourn the loss of certain foods, like cheese, but for the most part it hasn’t been a big deal.
Eating out is much less fun than before and a much bigger hassle than eating at home. My tummy is still experiencing some adjusting pains due to the new diet, but I’m hoping that it all settles down in there in the next few days.
I can’t say that I feel more energetic or less or any happier or less happy or anything like that. I do feel like I’m eating much healthier and that pleases me and I’m happy that my current eating doesn’t involve any animals, but that’s about it. The almost euphoria of the new that I felt at day 5 has faded, but I’m still enjoying the experiment.
I’ve lost 3 pounds, which is nice, but I’m also hungry a lot of the time. I find it difficult to be full. Either I eat and I’m hungry shortly afterward or I eat and then I feel really bloated and gross. Once again, I’m hoping these issues work themselves out in the near future. I also wonder if maybe “full” feels different eating this way than it did when I ate lots of cheese and other such things?
Sometimes I can’t wait for the experiment to be over so I can have pizza or cheese bread or some other cheese thing and other times I think I might extend the experiment another month or two to really give it a fair shake. It is an interesting thing to try and now that I’m doing it I’m surprised that I’ve never tried it before. It’s not as hard as I thought it would be in terms of sticking to it and the unforeseen benefit of not feeling consumed by food is very nice. Stay tuned for the next update…