I agree with your hypothesis, Thrailer's and I can add one of my own. Often when we switch to eating a vegan diet, we greatly sacrifice convenience. It's a lot harder to come by prepared meals. It almost always means more time in the kitchen unless someone has come up with an answer to that (which I would LOVE to hear). As a consequence, at least with me, I've noticed I tend to bypass eating altogether for as long as I can until it's so painful I can't stand it. I don't know if you were doing that, but if you were, you might have been hungry or deprived of nutrients. For me, as much as I want to be vegan, this is the part of it I keep having the major problems with -- what to make, how long it takes to make it, coming by the ingredients, etc.
Yes, the added soy, if you were eating enough of it, might have been a factor and I completely agree with the withdrawal thing.
Also, please understand that some of the answers you have here are predicated on a bias against a vegan diet. I've heard it too many times not to know it when I see it. Nobody here knows exactly what you were eating and I'd kind of let go of any idea that says you were lacking enough of EVERYTHING because you were eating a vegan diet.
· 1 decade ago