Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Is anyone here Vegan?
Starting January 1st, I've adopted a vegan diet. My family (husband and two young children) remain omnivores but I have been a vegetarian for 18 months and knew I'd eventually eliminate all animal products from my diet. I attempted the diet change twice last year, unsuccessfully. The longest I made it was noon on the first day. But something has changed in me and this time it's been easy -- surprisingly easy, actually. Of course, I haven't been faced with PMS symptoms or road trip food or eating out so it's still very early. However when I make up my mind to do something, I just do it. I honestly don't think I'll go back to where I was just one week ago. Today is Day 5 and things are going great. I felt a difference in my body on Day 3. Now I'm curious what others' experiences have been with high mileage running and a limited diet. Are you a vegan who also runs? What advice or tips do you have for me?