Did you have trouble going vegan???

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Did you have trouble going vegan???

#1 Postby precision female » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:40 am

I'm working and a pro vegan magazine article here. I need input from others to help write it!!!

The article is about all the people we meet who say " oh vegan! I tried that once but....." and then tell us how they failed and decided the diet didn't work for them. I want the article to cover the most common problems people encounter that ultimately cause them to give up and assume it won't work for them and present solutions for those problems hopefully to encourage them to correct their mistakes and try again.

Please share with me your stories...did you have trouble going vegan? what happened? How did you fix it? What do you hear most often as problems (especially physical body related) people encounter going vegan that cause them to give up?

So far my list from personal experience is:
I felt weak tired and hungry - followed by a bunch of speculation that they were nutrient deficient and need more protein.
I lost muscle size.
I felt bloated and had gas and too many bowel movements.
I couldn't meet nutritional requirements of vitamins and minerals
I missed cheese and meat.

Do these things sound familiar? what are your solutions? Are there more things I can add to the list??? I have 2 weeks to write this article...

THANKS for the replies. I want this to be reflective of everyone's experiences not just mine.
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Re: Did you have trouble going vegan???

#2 Postby vegan_rossco » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:59 am

I didn't feel any of those things if I'm honest haha, the only problem I encountered was a social one.. People suddenly decided I was attacking their way of life by not eating meat, simple meals out with friends became a debate on the ethics of eating meat which drove me fucking crazy
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Re: Did you have trouble going vegan???

#3 Postby AndiMorris » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:16 am

The only time I've had trouble is when travelling, and having severely limited options. That is getting better as I learn more however. I am travelling to Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore soon, and I think I may have trouble eating vegan there. The last time I went I was vegetarian and still found it hard, as there is meat in everything!

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