This is an important part of the transitioning process… why?
Gas and Bloating
Maybe you’re one of those types who can go vegan overnight, but chances are, most people need a healthy transition to a 100% vegan diet.
If you’ve been used to eating a lot of meat dishes, and especially if you’ve been eating a lot of junk food, fast food and processed food, going vegan overnight might cause painful gas and intestinal bloating.
So, transition slowly by gradually adding more healthy fruits, vegetables and grains to your diet. Healthy vegan foods have more fiber and roughage, more than what you have been used to, so make the transition gradual.
Detoxing Side Effects
Switching to a cleaner, healthier vegan diet can cause temporary discomfort, and you may experience detox symptoms in which you will feel lethargic, low on energy, diarrhea, bloating, and gas.
It’s important to have a firm mental commitment to being vegan, as these temporary side effects could tempt you to give the vegan diet up and giving you mental feelings of failure. But it’s a natural process in the transition to a vegan diet. Chances are, you have been eating a lot of junk all your life and that’s why you feel you need to make the change to veganism. Stick with it and give it 2-3 weeks. Thus, a slow and gradual transition to a vegan diet is most beneficial.