It's just not happening yet. I don't feel stronger and my energy level isn't increasing. I don't feel the things I usually feel when I stick to my plan. So... maybe it's time for a new plan.
I've been a vegetarian for as long as I can remember. I've consumed meat in my life, but I can't remember what it's like. I just remember that I stopped liking it at some point. I've dabbled in veganism a few times in the past, but I always stopped because, well, cheese is delicious.
Lately I've been thinking about going dairy-free (and therefore vegan) again, and it's been nagging at me. I just can't shake the feeling that it's the dairy causing my plan to stall. I'm not going to dwell on it, but there's an argument to be made that we don't need dairy in our diet. Humans are the only mammal to drink another mammal's milk and the only ones to continue drinking milk past adolescence. Why?
I don't have any more details than that right now. I'm going to cut out the dairy and see how I feel. Simple as that. Anyone else new to veganism? How is it going? Any veteran vegans out there with tips for substituting cheese? I'd love to hear them.