Thanks beforewisdom for that reply, great advice (and xrodolfox for seconding it!
). I really like the food diary idea ... so the food I'm eating now is much healthier than before, but do need to keep track of what exactly I'm eating (and how often) to ensure there's enough variety: when I ate omni I would get into food ruts, especially when doing shift work and was too tired to care about what I was eating as long as I ate something (usually high in fat n sugar, have always gone for that when tired). Would wind up eating the same foods over and over, day in, day out. So yes, the diary (and variety!) are in.
Hiking Fox, that's great about the light periods! I've been lucky, they've never been much of a bother to me. However have only got maybe 5 years left before I hit perimenopause; my mother had a difficult time when she went through it, so am hoping that a healthy vegan diet will make 'the change' less of a shitfest.
[quote="Talyn"]In the time I've been vegan I've been the healthiest I've ever been but also
at different times been the unhealthiest I've ever been.
Going vegan =/= health improvements.
Eating better in general = health improvements.
This is something that is lost on a lot of people that go vegan purely for 'health' or 'weight loss' reasons.
Veganism has nothing to do with health, but if you end up healthy because of it that's a good thing.
Just quoted the entire post for truth. Thanks Talyn