I am new to the vegetarian lifestyle....my family has been meat, dairy, and egg free for about a month now and so far so good. It all started after watching a few documentaries: Food Inc, Food Matters, Forks Over Knives, The Gerson Miracle, and Sick, Fat, and Nearly Dead. I decided I didn't want to die of cancer, and the birth of my daughter this past August made it even more important to me that my family eats right. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be....fortunately our 11 year old son loves pretty much all food and has never been a picky eater. I had actually thought we were vegan until I learned that honey is not vegan....whatever, I'm not giving up my honey.
The transition went well....I love eating a full meal and feeling satisfied but not heavy and tired and bloated and full. After a week or so I started getting lightheaded and dizzy quite often, but I think it was just my body adjusting and I feel great now. I'm still taking prenatals because I EBF our daughter.
I've been doing a lot of reading and vegetarian and vegan diets and nutrition. Obviously a lot of our diet has been supplemented with soy....except milk, I love almond milk so much more. But I'm seeing a lot of lacto free, gluten free, and soy free. So what's up with the anti soy? Is there an issue with it that I should know more about?
Anyhoo....I'm looking forward to being part of this group and meeting other meat free, healthy people.