Calling all veggies and vegans…
So my husband and I just watched a vegan documentary film called Get Vegucated. I was interesting, funny, and moving.
I used to be a vegan. I was veggie for 6 years in my early 20s and vegan for 18 months of that time. The past six years though I have been omnivore.
It seems to be a pattern for me that during pregnancy I have constant nausea, develop aversions to certain foods and strong cravings for others, including meat. This was the reason I initially stopped being veggie while carrying my first child - i could barely eat anything and had strong meat cravings.
Anyway, I am now nearly 18 weeks pregnant with no 3 and although i had meat cravings early on it disappeared a few weeks ago and now meat feels yucky. And so do many other things. I feel dry and nauseous and yucky and full and am mostly wanting to eat raw.
My children are very picky and I struggle with the idea of limiting what they eat for this reason. But we are now having the same few meals repetitively and its got to the point it makes me feel sick to cook them, let alone eat them!
This is all really mostly background to the questions I really wanted to ask. I am exploring the idea of one or more of us moving to a veggie or vegan diet so I was wondering…
any vegans on here?
any of you transitioned to veggie or vegan since having children?
anyone transitioned *with* your children?
any difficulties or things I should be aware of?
what are your best resources? (I have a load of books I have dug out but would value some links
has anyone read or tried any specific things like the kind diet?
I would be really grateful to anyone who would like to share their story with me.