5 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Go Vegan

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The vegan lifestyle is not for everyone, but it is a mighty cause. For those of you that are considering trying out veganism, I believe this is a process you should know a lot about before going into.

I went cold turkey (excuse the pun), I went from eating meat every day to cutting all animal products out completely, and it changed my body in dramatic ways!

1. Suddenly, I was super energetic!

This is different for everyone, but like every lifestyle change, you will feel the difference. To be honest, for the first week I was a bit tired, but as my body adjusted to receiving the iron from vegetables instead of meat, I gained some serious energy levels. I found it easier to wake up in the morning and was a lot bouncier during the day!

2. I lost weight!

The good thing about a vegan diet is that even the cakes and chocolates have almost half the calories of dairy treats, and I took advantage of that because they really are delicious. Dairy contains a lot of fat, so I lost weight quite quickly just by cutting it out. Obviously, not every vegan food is super healthy, as you can still enjoy a lot of vegan treats such as cakes and Oreos. But essentially, you will be eating and loving a range of delicious vegetables and fruits!

3. You need a few more supplements

There’s a lot of backlash about veganism not being nutrient dense enough. People will tell you, you are not consuming enough protein or iron. It’s best to go to the doctor and find out if you need to take any supplements to support your diet, I made sure to take iron supplements and eat more spinach, broccoli, and salt. I would have had to do this as a meat eater anyway, but more so with a vegan diet.

If you stick it out, your body will reward you and you will feel better than you ever have before.  When I went to my doctors about my overall health, he said except my iron intake, all my levels were perfect! Bearing in mind, I do not do any strenuous exercise or watch everything I eat.

4. A breakout followed by perfect clear skin…

After about two weeks of going vegan, my skin suddenly had a major breakout. I freaked. So I consulted my friend who had been vegan longer than me, and she said she had the same reaction, but it clears up. So I stuck with it, but I won’t lie to you, it was bad. She was right, though, after a week or two, my skin cleared up. I have never really suffered from bad skin due to my skincare routine and healthy meals, but thanks to my diet my skin actually glowed for the first time, ever. I mean, it looked so healthy people were asking me what products I used!

5. Banish the bloat

You know that uncomfortable feeling you get sometimes after you eat something (or too much!) like your stomach cannot be pushed out any further? I have found that since going vegan, I suffer from upset stomachs and bloating a lot less. I tried to keep a food diary whenever I got that feeling and avoid eating any foods that made me feel like that, but since going vegan I rarely get that!

Either way, if veganism is right for you or just isn’t your cup of tea, we should all respect each other’s decisions.

photo: @carmengracehamilton

 

Ps. We believe every woman can be successful. That’s why we’ve updated our shop with some cool new tools! –> Visit shop <–

The vegan lifestyle is not for everyone, but it is a mighty cause. For those of you that are considering trying out veganism, I believe this is a process you should know a lot about before going into.

I went cold turkey (excuse the pun), I went from eating meat every day to cutting all animal products out completely, and it changed my body in dramatic ways!

1. Suddenly, I was super energetic!

This is different for everyone, but like every lifestyle change, you will feel the difference. To be honest, for the first week I was a bit tired, but as my body adjusted to receiving the iron from vegetables instead of meat, I gained some serious energy levels. I found it easier to wake up in the morning and was a lot bouncier during the day!

2. I lost weight!

The good thing about a vegan diet is that even the cakes and chocolates have almost half the calories of dairy treats, and I took advantage of that because they really are delicious. Dairy contains a lot of fat, so I lost weight quite quickly just by cutting it out. Obviously, not every vegan food is super healthy, as you can still enjoy a lot of vegan treats such as cakes and Oreos. But essentially, you will be eating and loving a range of delicious vegetables and fruits!

3. You need a few more supplements

There’s a lot of backlash about veganism not being nutrient dense enough. People will tell you, you are not consuming enough protein or iron. It’s best to go to the doctor and find out if you need to take any supplements to support your diet, I made sure to take iron supplements and eat more spinach, broccoli, and salt. I would have had to do this as a meat eater anyway, but more so with a vegan diet.

If you stick it out, your body will reward you and you will feel better than you ever have before.  When I went to my doctors about my overall health, he said except my iron intake, all my levels were perfect! Bearing in mind, I do not do any strenuous exercise or watch everything I eat.

4. A breakout followed by perfect clear skin…

After about two weeks of going vegan, my skin suddenly had a major breakout. I freaked. So I consulted my friend who had been vegan longer than me, and she said she had the same reaction, but it clears up. So I stuck with it, but I won’t lie to you, it was bad. She was right, though, after a week or two, my skin cleared up. I have never really suffered from bad skin due to my skincare routine and healthy meals, but thanks to my diet my skin actually glowed for the first time, ever. I mean, it looked so healthy people were asking me what products I used!

5. Banish the bloat

You know that uncomfortable feeling you get sometimes after you eat something (or too much!) like your stomach cannot be pushed out any further? I have found that since going vegan, I suffer from upset stomachs and bloating a lot less. I tried to keep a food diary whenever I got that feeling and avoid eating any foods that made me feel like that, but since going vegan I rarely get that!

Either way, if veganism is right for you or just isn’t your cup of tea, we should all respect each other’s decisions.