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Nezi Goes Vegan
December 12, 2017
Nezi Goes Vegan: Day 31
January 10, 2018
Wow. So yea it’s been a month. I really couldn’t write everyday, because I figured the blogs would be pointless and I’d grow tired of it all. But, After a month of doing this, I realized so much about this process and it’s difficulties and benefits.
But, before that, I think it’s important to revisit why I did this in the first place.
To lose weight.
It would be nice if I could say I cared about my carbon footprint, or about the treatment of animals in the meat industry, but I don’t. I did this cause I heard the weight would peel off if I did it correctly, and I wouldn’t need to change my exercise routine.
To Alleviate/ Regulate PMS and my regular cycle.
Yea that extra pain and stuff had to go.
Combat Depression and provide surplus energy
After reading How Not to die, that was one thing that stuck out, and obviously something I was so interested in.
To Prove to myself that I can do it.
Discipline is always a challenge I enjoy overtaking.
So, yea. That’s why this entire thing started. So things like honey, I still consume. But everything else is a naw. But after a month of this, I think I can share that the hardest thing about being vegan is everybody telling you not to.
Literally. So many reasons about so many deficiencies you’ll have. How withdrawal will leave u sluggish. These are all from ppl who eat whataburger as their source of meat. I also realized that branding is so sickening. Meat is literally brainwashed into our heads. It wasn’t until I stopped eating it that I realized I never really was eating it. Meat is about texture, find something textured the same, and Season it the way you do meat, and it’s like ur eating meat.
Also, we don’t know how to eat meat. We lose our daily supply of vitamins because we focus solely on meat on a dish and prob have two sides. When in reality, we should have 4-6 different plants and grains and 10% of your meal should be meat, IF even that. Eating meat once a WEEK would suffice. Think about how hard it was to hunt back in the day, people weren’t eating meat every day. So the idea that we are biologically meant to is correct, but we weren’t eating meat AS MUCH. It was mostly plants.
Ok. So as far as weight, after 12 pounds I’ve stopped measuring. My inches have far exceeded my pounds. I’m fitting into shirts I haven’t been able to fit in years. I always wished there was a diet that I could stuff my face and still lose weight, veganism is that diet. Lol. Y’all knooow, I’m been eating and it keeps dropping off. Also, with my multivitamins and b12 supplement, added with the plants I’ve been eating... I feel like carbs do nothing. There were three days that I ate heavy carb meals and lost stomach fat. Also, I had lost so much weight that I was hitting that spike where weight lifting did more than cardio, well without meat... it seeks cardio is more effective again. Literally it’s like I’m losing inches in hyper speed and the weight I’m losing is actual fat as my muscles are poking through.
My period came while I was running and I didn’t know.
Yea. I know when I’m bout to start even without checking my app lol. The depression starts a week out, then nausea, then the heavy cramps and fatigue. Then weakness sets in before I begin to bloat heavily. My ankles retain water and walking becomes unbearable. Then my period lasts 8 days and first four are heavy and excruciatingly painful. Last two make me very prone to fainting and my attitude is sour. Then, my body regulates.
Vegan period are like textbook periods at least for me. I bet next month will be even better cause I’ll have even less meat toxins in my body. But yea I didn’t have pms at all. I was actually running in the middle of the night, and didn’t notice I was on my period till I took off my damn clothes. My first day was significantly lighter. I did experience pain but like prickles and spasms that only lasted an hour for the first two days. I did still crave like crazy but everything else was manageable. I didn’t fall into a crazy depression or cry unnecessarily either. I worked out everyday too lol. Literally I actually did cry... because I was so shocked. I didn’t understand why doctors didn’t push this down my throat the way they pushed BC.
Now I can’t sleep. I haven’t figured out a medium yet. I can’t fucking sleep. I have energy all day and I don’t want to Have to take melatonin. I dont.
It’s easy to get bored.
I realize that veganism is no exception to laziness. Just like I can slip into eating chicken and rice with greens everyday, I can slip into eating beans and quinoa for days at a time if I’m not careful. Meal prep is my lifeline, there is no alternative unless u have TIME TO COOK. Literally. Making food on weekends and discovering quick tasty food is what will help u be a healthier vegan.
Anyway, month in and I feel like I still can’t fully say if I’ll continue being vegan for an entire year (I miss seafood the most. Soft shell crab legs and whole catfish and for the love of God, SHRIMP) but chicken cravings don’t exist. I will say that it is possible for me to establish a three month rule with four break days. So after every three months, eat seafood for one day. Then resume a vegan diet. We will see if I even meet that urge after day 90. But for now, I have no desire to resume evereatin meat again FULL TIME.
But here’s a sandwich
And another rice bowl lol
And then pictures of my body and face before and after. So weird