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I turned vegan and it actually helped me!
      07/19/18 06:03 AM

Reged: 07/16/18
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Loc: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Hey guys,

I am finally eating food with a pretty good appetite right now (have been SO sick for a few days, after I tried eating potatoes and rice all day haha), so I will keep it short and simple.

First of all, this is my first post and I'm happy I can be here and found this site!
God is good hihi. Thanks!

I want to make very clear that since I cut off dairy (I am dairy free for 1 year now), I've been bloated max 5 times and that was because I ate too little and unregular and therefore got too much air, meaning, it is not even related to any specific food.
The day after I stopped eating cookies and stuff (yes even things with "a little milk" made me gassy all night), I felt SO good and I felt the difference immediately.

Guys, since I cut off meat and dairy (I stopped eating eggs accidentally before that, so I didn't buy it anymore), I feel 100x better.
I had to get used to it and I would NOT advice to cut off all these products in 1 time.. No body will handle that big change if you regularly eat animal products.

I occasionally take B12 supplement and that's about it for the vitamin part that people talk about. B12 is even in a lot of soy products and in falafel that I eat, so if you eat enough of that, you won't even need the supplement!

When I ate meat, I was always full for hours and could feel the food chilling in my stomach and bowels.. I could wait 3 hours and still I would be uncomfortable or couldn't to some ab exercises properly because I almost felt my food come up.
Now I have way less attacks even though I still have issues (stress).
What I mostly eat:
  • Red lentils - (with kurkuma spices/curry) Kurkuma is a magical Ayurvedic herb. It's used in an indian cuisine
  • Brown rice - (it's not bleached or processed so I prefer it over white rice)
  • Falafel - ALL THE TIME, it's made of chickpeas and it is the best meat replacement ever
  • Chickpeas - sometimes in salad with red onions, avocado, tomato, cucumber
  • Rice noodles -
  • Hummus - on my bread instead of cheese or slices of meat
  • Potatoes!! - This is the 1 food that you can do the most with
  • Buckwheat - eating it right now and it is something I always ate as a kid in Russia. with sugar or salty as a side dish even with sugar and milk yummie
  • Dark chocolate - (is even healthy if you eat it in small portions now and then)
  • Brown beans - also other varieties; black eyed beans, green lentils

I can go on and on, but this is just an example of the basic food that I always have home

What I'm trying to say is that I became vegan (occasionally only ate fish at my moms place, but stopped doing that too) before I bumped into this website and I have been doing better.

I also believe that if I eat animal products, that I also spiritually take the bad energy of the animals that have been killed or used to produce the food. That I basically take their stress with me.

If I would not have the amount of stress that I've had the last year, I bet I would think that I cured my IBS haha
For someone with so much stress, I am doing pretty good and still better than my stress-free times WITH meat/dairy and so on.

Now that I know more about IBS, it will be even better to adapt my diet.
I had a feeling that fats make it worse. When I dipped bread into some olive oil some tea.. Wow, 1 hour later I felt HORRIBLE!!! Or if I would eat fish without the bread on the side, even other people around me got tummy problems.

Veganism or vegetarism is something people should try at least for a week, to see if it is beneficial. I did not become vegan for the animals (not my main reason), but to see if I would feel better.

See, I feel healthier and more fit, I have plenty of food to eat and do not feel like I am missing anything because there is a substitute for it all. Furthermore, we as humans are used to eating foods that our parents and society around us thought us. There are people who were raised without Coca Cola, therefore they wouldn't even miss it. I think it's a matter of perspective.

I hope I could help anyone with this and I would love to answer questions or talk about it more.

Much love, bless!

Vegan, living in Amsterdam

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