A review of my 1st 5 days in the vegan lifestyle
Well I am now 5 full days into my new vegan lifestyle and contrary to popular belief I am not depleted and weak as a result. Quite the opposite actually I feel good. The first clear difference is my intestinal issues. My body is handling food much better and without the stomach and bathroom issues I have come to accept recently. Too early to see any other major changes.
I have done 3 workouts all have been just as good or better then the usual. So I definitely have the same or more energy. My energy levels seem good but it has been difficult to analyze due to hurricane preparation. A lot of heavy work putting up shutters, helping neighbors and clearing out the garage. All of which required more energy then normally used but I can say it didn’t effect me being able to complete all those tasks. Also my sleep pattern was obviously changed because of the storm. If I was to guess I would say considering all the factors they both probably increased a some. I will know more next week when I am back to a normal schedule.
I will admit I kinda cheated. During the preparation it was late and I was exhausted from all the labor. There was chicken nuggets in front of me and I ate a few. Truthfully I regretted it immediately not cause of the guilt but because the way it made me feel. It was a strong reminder of why I am doing this in the first place.
It should be noted I have completely avoided bleached foods, fluoride, gmo’s and white foods. I have also been avoiding gluten and processed foods as much as possible. I expect to have them all completely eliminated very soon as I learn new alternatives.
***I have lost 2.5 lbs