Going Nuts for Nuts

If I never see another nut again as long as I live I will be happy. I honestly thought I would feel better on the vegan diet. I thought I’d feel lighter. When I was a vegetarian for five years I remember that I never felt as heavy after a meal. I wasn’t actually lighter, but it was just an anecdotal feeling.

Week two felt better overall either because I started getting used to the diet or because I added some fake, processed foods my body is used to, but week one where I ate a lot of soaked and pureed nuts I was a bloated, gassy mess and felt awful the whole week.

Adding a lot of vegetables didn’t make my digestive track happy either. I know veggies are supposed to be great for you, and I believe that, but they can be hard to digest. I often feel like my insides would prefer carbs (usually in the form of pasta, bread, or cereal). Maybe my insides are just lazy and they know digesting carbs will be easier for them than digesting fresh veggies, especially raw veggies.

I’m sure my anti-nut phase will pass because I actually quite like nuts, but as a vegan right now I feel like if someone made me eat another nut I might actually go nuts.


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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

One Comment

  1. Jovita August 6, 2011 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Hi Maggie, nuts are so healthy but they ARE difficult to digest, heavy and fat. I have a very sensitive stomach too and I would usually have 10-15 raw (no salt or added oils)nuts a day without any problems. Same with the veggies,if you don’t overdo, you should be fine.Your body has to get used to the larger quantities of fiber. Try cooking, or roasting your veggies too and enjoy (if you can 🙂 with some healthy grains like barley, buckwheat, soba noodles etc. I love Trader Joe’s “Harvest grains blend”.

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