Day 40 of 365 | The Carnivore Diet Experiment! Why I am no longer a vegan…
Hi friends: It’s day 40 of 365 of the carnivore diet experiment! Recently, someone posted on my Instagram that I should adopt the vegan lifestyle to lose weight.
I want to share that I was once a vegan. Well for a month. It was difficult and I could say maybe I didn’t give the vegan lifestyle a fair shot. The purpose of trying this diet was…well…I wanted to lose 5 pounds so that I could fit into a pair of size 3 shorts.
For me, it was not the best experience. I did this when I was a teen and of course living at home. I saw a magazine when my mom and I went grocery shopping. The girl on the cover was fit and lean and she got that way from eating zero meat. The cover of the magazine read lose 20 pounds in one week eating like a vegan or something like that…. I flipped through the magazine to get the best bits. There was no way my mom was going to buy it for me. She had told me in the past that my weight was perfect.
Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. So no meat products. I thought to myself I can do this.
At first, I ate vegetables and fruits and I tried to keep it healthy. However, the more fruits I ate the hungrier I felt. The more vegetables I ate the more bloated I felt. I noticed I no longer fit into my jeans because of the bloat.
I didn’t eat junk food at first. I stuck to healthier foods but that got old really fast. I never felt satisfied. I ate things like crackers, nuts, chips, nachos, pre-packaged foods, cookies, waffles, cupcakes, cakes, pasta, rice and everything deep-fried. I was constantly snacking. Looking back I think I was a junk food vegan. I think you know where this is going.
I was a healthy 130 pounds and in a space of a month, I had ballooned to 155 pounds. Yes, 25 pounds in one month. I was a fat vegan. So this person that left that comment for me is very ill-informed. Losing weight on a vegan diet can be very difficult. I can imagine that it is more difficult now. When I browse the snacks at the health food store. Some of the vegan snack look really yummy but they are packed with calories and yes coconut ice cream is delicious but it’s probably not a good idea to eat too much it.
Doing the carnivore diet, I am not dealing with these issues. After eating a steak, I feel so satisfied. I do not constantly feel that I am hungry and I love that!
Today’s one meal was bacon, eggs, and steak!
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