Today was my first day with no meat….the true test! I am a BIG, HUGE, GINORMOUS meat lover and have some type of meat for dinner every single night. I have dreaded this day! I started out feeling pretty good with a slight headache and body aches. I am still sleeping great at night which is nice. I don’t think I have slept this good since before I had Mason.
I loved everything on the menu yesterday and today. I attempted to make sushi but couldn’t quite roll it up neatly so I ate it with a spoon. I always have leftovers because I fill up pretty fast. I have learned to prepare meals ahead of time since day 3. I got a little behind schedule on dinner time – well a lot behind actually…..like 2 hours behind and I felt like crap! I inhaled my food because I was so hungry and that made things even worse. So I prepare dinner around lunch time that way when I am putting the little one to bed it is already cooked and ready to go.
Today is the day that I feel no side effects! No headaches, no achy body, not tired, no cravings….honestly, feels like I’m not on a vegan diet! I had a ton of energy today and went running for 20 minutes. Well, more like a light jog. I’ve walked every day but just felt like jogging today. I could have gone longer but didn’t want to over do it.
Another thing I noticed is that my allergies aren’t as bad as they usually are. You are advised not to take any multi vitamins or any over the counter medications. Typically, I take claritin every few days because I have horrible allergies and when they come on I am literally sneezing ALL DAY LONG! I had a few sneezing attacks here and there but nothing compared to how it usually is.
I’m not a huge fan of the Alkalinize powder but it’s not horrible. Kind of tastes like grass mixed with water. I drink this every day after lunch. It’s only 2 to 3 ounces so it’s really not that bad. It helps to bring your body back into a healthy pH balance for improved immunity. I also take supplements and put mineralization and oxygenize in my water every day. Speaking of water, I drink about 150 ounces of water a day!