I'm new here, just wanted to say hi and introduce myself.
I just went almost vegan for health reasons. Almost, because I eat fish and seafood, for practical reasons, because where I live (Japan), seafood is good and relatively cheap, and I'm not ready to phase it out because of its nutritional benefits and abundance.
It's been a week so far. I used to be a vegetarian, so giving up meat this time was extremely easy for me. But this is the first time I've given up diary, so it's interesting.
So far I feel great. I should mention that I'm also a runner (amateur, maybe 30K a week tops). So obviously I pay attention to my diet and how it affects my performance.
I gotta say the long runs feels easier, I seem to have more stamina.
But there's one slight problem, I'm not sure if it's dairy, but now I have to go to the toilet like 5 times a day, haha. My theory is my body is getting rid of all that dairy crap (used to have skim milk cereal and 3 yoghurts a day). What do you think?
This forum is extremely informative and I'm glad I have found it and joined. Thanks everyone for sharing so much knowledge!