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Hi everyone,<br><br>
I'm on week 2 of trying out a vegan diet right now. I've completely cut out junk food and I'm eating whole foods whenever possible.<br>
I've noticed that I'm not hungry as often, and when I am I could kind of care less. I think that might be because I can't eat junk anymore and healthy food is kind of boring to me...which I'm sure will change.<br>
Did this happen to anyone else when becoming a vegan?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:">
 

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I don't know about vegan but since I've been vegetarian I've noticed not being hungry as often either. I think because you are now eating food with better nutritional value and higher density of fiber you are probably filled faster than continually trying to compensate with low-nutrient foods. As far as being bored, I think you just need to learn how to spice up and change meals with similar ingredients. Try going to trader joes or a healthfood store, they tend to have a better selection and a wider range of veg*n foods. Veganaise anyone?
 

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When I first went vegan I craved food all the time, I think I was missing the "full" feeling of eating cheese, everyone's body is different though. Healthy food stays with you longer because your body is getting the nutrition it needs.
 

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Hi, I'm not vegan, but ovo-vegetarian and I also noticed being less hungry and when hungry it's less urgent to eat soon. It happened mostly after cutting off dairy in March this year. I have personal theory (not really based on any kind of research) that it might be because growth hormones and other hormones present in dairy. The growth hormone makes a calf to put on lot of weight in short period of time, so I think it makes the calf hungry more often to get it eat more.
 

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no not really, I like food too much <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> But like already said, everyone is different. Why is veg food boring to you? Do you cook recipes or just throw things together or eat the same food over and over. With all the free vegan recipes online, one should never be bored! It's time to experiment with some new ingredients or flavors! Do you miss anything specific from your omni days? We can try to lead you to some safe replication dishes if you want! It's ok to grieve and miss foods, just keep reminding yourself you're doing the right thing for the right reasons.
 

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i find that the appetite cycle comes and goes. go with the flow, and eat good foods till you're popping at the seams if you become ravenous. i have a number of things i cook in the microwave when i'm feeling vulnerable, and i've learned to drown my appetite in low calorie dense foods - then i don't have to worry. if you eat a few extra potatoes, for example, that's really not like eating a few slices of pizza.<br><br>
it takes several months to understand your patterns and eating habits. i've learned to pay close attention to my appetite, and steer it toward better choices in a more cooperative way. got a sweet tooth? dried figs, not high fat chocolate. very ripe bananas in oatmeal, not a high fat banana muffin. etc, and so on.
 
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