I don’t think I’ll be able to continue eating this way.
It’s so restrictive and I’m struggling to get enough actual nutrition. A lot of vegans rely on nightshades (potatoes, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes) and other high-histamine foods (e.g., bananas, and avocados) and they’re not too afraid of nut and seed oils. They are also not restricting fats, as I am in order to reverse hyperglycemia (i.e. diabetes). So I’m left with a lot of legumes that are giving me nonstop gas, dry salad leaves, and vitamin deficiencies. I’ve started having fantasies about eating eggs, ferchrissakes. And then there’s the wheat problem. I think most vegans can eat carefully selected breads and tortillas – but I’m not doing well with wheat either. When I eat it my mood takes a turn and I feel tired all day. I stop losing weight and my hot flashes get worse.
I’d really like to get at the root of my own inflammation, but I don’t know if this is worth it. It’s been nearly a month since I’ve eaten meat, dairy, or eggs and it’s been several days since I felt really good. I feel like I’m relying on vitamin supplements, and my blood sugar is still too high after eating.
Maybe I’ll stay off dairy and add organ meats, seafood, and eggs back in. I just don’t wanna anymore.