Last weekend was the end of my 4-week “adventure” with being vegan. I know you’re just giddy in your chair waiting to find out what’s become of me… right? Ok, maybe not giddy but perhaps curious.
So, I was all excited to cook up some chicken and just go to town, but then when it came time to actually start prepping dinner, I had no desire what so ever for it, I ended up making portabella and spinach ravioli.
I was nervous to eat anything animal because of the terrible side affects I had when I went off of it, was my body going to react the same way when I re-introduced it? This fear kept me from trying anything animal based until Monday. And even then it was only because my husband was home from a boy’s weekend and really wanted meatballs and I was too lazy to cook a seperate meal.
I ate it and to my surprise, nothing bad happened!
Over the course of the 4 weeks I did drop about 4-5 pounds, my body did become more “regular” (if you know what I mean) but other than that I still suffered from the embarrassing gas and bloating up until the end.
I am surprised that I lose no muscle mass, in fact I have been able to add some.
What about now?
Well, I am not vegan but I am limiting my animal products to just 1 meal a day, dinner. That’s the only meal that my husband and I eat together and I can understand his frustrations with having to eat two separate meals and cook way too much. I think my time in the kitchen was a bit intimidating.
So that’s it, I actually really enjoyed it and learned some great cooking techniques that I had not learned before. I am a huge fan of baking vegan for sure. I have also grown to LOVE almond milk and coconut milk. I have also learned I love curry.
Seriously, I can’t get enough curry right now. I might be addicted!