There are many benefits to going vegan, but it’s not the right fit for everyone. While a week or month long cleanse may deliver some powerful benefits, you can still enjoy most of those benefits by eating less processed foods, less meat and dairy, and a primarily plant-based diet. Here are just a few reasons to stop being vegan.
If you have become vegan and almost instantly started gaining weight, it may be your body’s way of telling you that veganism is not the right fit. It likely means that you are overeating because you are always hungry. Try a more strategic approach to balancing your protein and nutrition but if you are in a constant state of feeling hungry or unfulfilled it may be time to at least return the dairy in your diet.
You’re Obsessive About Your Diet
How much time and energy do you spend a day talking about or thinking about what you are going to eat? Have you started judging others (internally or aloud) about what they eat? If so, you have developed an unhealthy relationship with food. If you aren’t careful this can quickly spiral out of control.
Have you been sick more than usual? Then you are not providing your body with the nutrients it requires. Yes, you might be eating more antioxidant-packed fruits and veggies, but your body isn’t getting the vitamins and nutrients it requires.
Just because you stop being vegan doesn’t mean that you have to eat meat, seafood, or dairy three meals a day. You can still be low-meat and low-dairy but mostly plant-based.