How did your body react when you became vegan? Did it undergo a withdrawl from animal products?
I ask because I'm only a couple of weeks into eating purely vegan food and, although I'm loving it and there's no looking back, my body is definitely reacting more strongly than I expected. Last week it seemed to be my digestive system taking a thrashing from the higher intake of lentils and beans than usual - that seems nearly back to normal now. My body feels clearer and cleaner, less phlegm, etc which must be the lack of dairy produce. I've also lost a little weight which was something I hoped might happen
The last few days though, I feel very drained and tired. Food doesn't seem to sustain me for as long as normal so I'm snacking on nuts, seeds, raisins and bananas and I feel like I have a cold hanging around me but not really coming to anything.
My sense of smell seems amplified too but everything smells slightly "off" and I feel quite nauseous - like a morning sickness kind of feeling but definitely not that!!
It feels like a withdrawl of sorts and I guess my body will just do it's stuff and get through it ok so I'm not hugely bothered, just curious. Did anyone else go through these sort of symptoms when they first gave up animal products?