The Girl Who Went Vegan & Came Back

With consent, I’m going to share a story with you about a girl who is a Di1 of mine, and went vegan and now has gone back to eating meat.

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I believe this could help a lot of you, but this is her story & not an anti-vegan one.

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It’s just something to think about, if you’re going vegan, that not many have thought about hence why I’m going to share what I was told.

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I was on a plant-based diet for three years, my meals were mainly grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables.

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I excluded all animal products, including dairy, seafood and meat. Β I felt like my digestion was great, and I was super energized.

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I really felt like a superhero, it also felt great to no longer be contributing to the evil that is modern animal agriculture and the negative effects that live stock production has on our planet.

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However, the end of last year, things started to change. I started to have less energy, I felt like I could not do any tasks and even the smaller ones.

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I noticed also that I was having really bad headaches before and during my menstrual cycle. During my periods, I could hardly get out of bed, I just knew that something was up.

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I tried to adjust my diet in every way possible, I started eating healthier fats, iron-rich plant foods, but my symptoms were the same. I also started getting a massive craving for seafood, but I wanted to keep making veganism work for my body.

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Then, when I started having problems digesting foods that I would normally keep down, that I decided to contact Karim.

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I thought I might have developed some type of allergy to nuts or gluten, but he did some tests, and to my shock: I was critically low in iron!

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Not only that but I was also low in nutrients, I also went to a holistic doctor, and they told me much of the same thing.

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My doctor was very concerned, but was respectful of my vegan diet, she suggested I take a long list of different supplements to try and raise my levels, but I’m an avid reader here, so I know that supplements is no good for me, and is not the answer.

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Then I thought back to what I heard Karim say in one of his many articles, it was something along the lines of, to not ignore signals your body sends you, and I had been doing this for some time now.

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Instead of forcing my body to adapt to veganism any more, I started to eat fish and other animal products back in my diet.

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It’s now been about 6 months since I started eating animal protein again, I took my time and started eating fish and eggs.

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It’s very important for me to eat ethically sources of animal protein, from the cleanest and most sustainable of sources, as I can.

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I only purchase wild-caught salmon and eggs, antibiotic-free chickens & beef that is grass-fed.

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Some of the changes I notice is that my skin has cleared up, I feel more satisfied after meals, I have more energy in the morning, I no longer feel ill any more.

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My story is my story, I wanted to make it clear to Karim that the message of this is to listen to your body’s needs. Health is always my number one priority! As much as I wanted to remain 100 percent plant-based, it was not going to work for me.

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Instead of judging myself by what I should have been eating, I learnt from Karim to start to listen to my body and what I need. He taught me that, there is no one way of eating to fulfil you, everybody has foods that work for them and don’t work for them.

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Right now, I’m eating a lot of plant-based food from his meal plan, this is what is making me feel at my best right now.

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I plan to honour my body, and if I ever feel ill again, to not just carry on but to listen and act right away


THAT’S IT!

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Please show some love to our fellow Di1 who was so brave to share her story with us.

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Let me know your thoughts on it.

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Β Until We Meet Again, Ciao

We Look Up 倧

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Karim DavidΒ 

The Healthy OneΒ 

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Gorm Mark
Gorm Mark
3 months ago

I want to experiment in case my body does not respond well, so this has really reinforce that decision. I’m grateful for the share.

Arvid Michaelsen
Arvid Michaelsen
3 months ago

You’re doing a good job, I did not expect this at all, in the end yes we must listen to our bodies.

Andreas Fabricius
Andreas Fabricius
3 months ago

I felt really similar but then i stopped drinking and i felt much better.

Lucas Asmussen
Lucas Asmussen
3 months ago

This girl was a lot brave than me, I felt confused about doing this or not, I’m going to try it out for myself and see how my body responds.

Ulrik Espersen
Ulrik Espersen
3 months ago

Lee sent me here.

Gert Moller
Gert Moller
3 months ago

I cannot thank this girl enough; I’m currently where she was and I need to stop to get my health back, as It’s not really working for me.

Asger Lorenzen
Asger Lorenzen
3 months ago

Being a vegan works for me, If anything I appreciate how may body responds to it well.

Tommy Storgaard
Tommy Storgaard
3 months ago

I am a vegan and I ended up feeling really bad, but then I felt much better later on. It’s funny how we all experience different outcomes, I’m glad I read this though.

Thorvald Berg
Thorvald Berg
3 months ago

Alex sent me here.

Freddy Hartman
Freddy Hartman
3 months ago

I never had any sort of problems like this, but I just missed eating meat.

Carla Bentsen
Carla Bentsen
3 months ago

This has pushed me to ask myself why I want to do this, sometimes I feel that it’s not for the right reason.

Irene Bjerregaard
Irene Bjerregaard
3 months ago

Love this!!!

Vanessa Schmidt
Vanessa Schmidt
3 months ago

I’m not vegan but I love vegan recipes, I try them at least once a week.

Stine Vester
Stine Vester
3 months ago

Good thinking, thanks! I’m starting to make the change, but I’m taking my time.

Alvilda Mortensen
Alvilda Mortensen
3 months ago

I eat fully plant based and I never looked back.

Ane Sangaard
Ane Sangaard
3 months ago

Alex sent me here.

Anna Jepsen
Anna Jepsen
3 months ago

Thank you for sharing your story

Stephanie Ludvigsen
Stephanie Ludvigsen
3 months ago

Very nice read.

Bente Hjorth
Bente Hjorth
3 months ago

I’m doing good with my diet, but this was insightful share.

Lino Rastelli
Lino Rastelli
3 months ago

Thank you for the share, it was really good of her to share this with us.

Adalrico Gaudio
Adalrico Gaudio
3 months ago

Tysm for sharing your story girl, so many takeaways here!

Ezechiele Renzoni
Ezechiele Renzoni
3 months ago

Ryan sent me here

Ali Cecco
Ali Cecco
3 months ago

Lee sent me here.

Auro Pitti
Auro Pitti
3 months ago

Thanks for this, the girl has giving me a lot to think about.

Auberto Riga
Auberto Riga
3 months ago

Alex sent me here!

Zosimo Sava
Zosimo Sava
3 months ago

Good info.

Penny Viel
Penny Viel
3 months ago

Thank you for this.

Damaso Giangrasso
Damaso Giangrasso
3 months ago

Very nice to read this experience of her.

Landolfo Barretto
Landolfo Barretto
3 months ago

Lee sent me here.

Holly Naghte
Holly Naghte
3 months ago

Inspired to try it for myself.

Juliette Madden
Juliette Madden
3 months ago

Alex sent me here.

Ciara Morrison
Ciara Morrison
3 months ago

Ryan sent me here.

Lottie O'Dinee
Lottie O'Dinee
3 months ago

So happy that it worked out well for her own health.

Madison Dwyer
Madison Dwyer
3 months ago

This was very interesting and I went vegetarian in 2019 due to medical reasons.

Alexandra Hanl
Alexandra Hanl
3 months ago

Brilliant story, thank you for sharing.

Eve Barrett
Eve Barrett
3 months ago

Lee sent me here.

Aria Hough
Aria Hough
3 months ago

Loving how she made her diet work for her.

Zuzanna Dorgan
Zuzanna Dorgan
3 months ago

Your words really helped her, you should be proud.

Gabriela Hench
Gabriela Hench
3 months ago

I need to get on this plant based meal plan of yours!