Over the past month (I officially went vegan on September 24th) I have lost 10 lbs. The swelling in my legs goes down every night. A month ago it basically never went down. I went on vacation to Disneyland all last week and lost 2 lbs. The only food I bought in the park were two bananas and bottled water. The only cheat I had was some cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory because I was on vacation. I regretted it and felt like crap.
I crave fresh fruits and vegetables, and green smoothies in particular now. I literally left cheese in the dish last night instead of putting it on my veggie fajitas and a month ago that would have never happened. I just didn't want it because it would dilute the flavors of the vegetables. I don't give a rip about how many calories or points I am eating every day. I just stick to beans, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts a few times a week if I feel like it.
I am fascinated with food and love it! Not because I have cravings or addictions, but because of how I feel when I eat like this. I feel...free.