Vegan diet, 3 weeks in

Still going strong, making big high-carb meals with lots of varied vegetables.

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2 thoughts on “Vegan diet, 3 weeks in

  1. Hey, it’s been awhile since I’ve been around. I see you’re doing well. Just a couple of observations:

    1. It may be a personal issue, but I’ve gone “vegan” at least three times in my life (ages 20, 23, and 27). After no more than two weeks, my body felt anything but thankful. It always seemed to cause pretty severe diarrhea. One of my friends even crudely referred to me as a “salad shooter.” I don’t really drink milk. I’ve never liked it. The eggs were a difficult thing for me to give up.

    2. I’m diabetic, so high carbs are a no-no for me. Meat, on the other hand, is not. I’ll need to look for those stir fry sauces that you mentioned. I usually make my own out of cornstarch and soy sauce.

    3. What kind of a wok are you using? Any wok that I’ve ever had insisted in the instructions that I not use olive oil because it heats to too high of a temperature. I usually use peanut oil or, if that’s not available, vegetable oil. Granted, olive oil tastes better.

  2. Dennis says:

    Hi there Darryl,
    it is funny how you always address topics, shortly after i wrap my head around them.
    Keep it up man ;D.
    I hope the vegan thing will work out for you. If done right, it should make you all around healthier (but you really got to watch out for a lack of vitamine b12).That being said, there are a few things you might want to read up on (Sorry that i dont have the sources for these claims though), It is true that the amount of cholersterol in eggs is high, but the funny part is, that that doesnt affect your own cholersterol level. So if that is your only concern, you might want to do some research on that. Also ,if your only overall concern is health (which is also my reason for eating healthier),you might have interest in a study i read about (sorry again for the lack of a source). It was conducted on people that eat meat almost every day, people that eat meat occasionaly, various groups of vegetarians and on vegans. The result was, that the “hardcore” meat-eaters had the worst blood values compared to the rest, with a higher risk of heart diseases and diabetes. The blood values of all the others however were hardly distinguishable. So the morale of the story is, that eating healthy has a lot to do with cutting your meat-intake by a lot. Limiting it to only 1 or maybe even 2 meals a week. But after that it doesnt really matter healthwise. Also for me, it seems far more natural this way. I dont have to worry about nutritents and i wont ever be tempted to cheat on my diet and feel bad about it. But that is just me.
    Take Care

    Dennis

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