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Experiment - return to cheese after a year of vegetarian diet

I have not eaten meat, fish and dairy products since June 2014. I feel great, you can read about my vegetarian diet here. Recently, I came up with the idea to return to the cheese that has recently been "following me" as part of the experiment. I dreamed of a Greek salad with feta cheese or a pizza with normal cheese (although pizza with vegan cheese in vb veganburgers in Gdańsk is delicious!).

Return to cheese was an interesting experiment, which unfortunately turned out to be quite painful for me. I returned to cheese for 2 weeks. I thought it was enough time to see any effects.
The first dish with cheese was tasty, but it was a bit strange to eat. For such a long period of time I didn't miss cheese and actually forgot what it tastes like. It's the same with eggs, even though I've never been a fan of them, now I miss them completely. I found many recipes for cakes, pancakes, pies that I always made with eggs. I also modify the recipes found and instead of eggs, add ground chia seeds or flaxseed safflower (they have the same properties as eggs).
In the second week of the experiment, I started increasing the dose of cheese specialties. The effects were very painful. My stomach started to go crazy, and I felt irritable and angry that I wanted to experiment.
There were flatulence and other stomach sensations, including stomach ache, or rather a bowel torsion. For several days after stopping the dairy product, my stomach was unstable.

Thanks to this experience, I know that my body does not respond well to dairy products, especially to larger quantities. It was a painful experience that I don't want to repeat anymore.

29 Comments

  1. Avatar Jejmosc.pl 24 March 2017 / 12: 00

    I have been thinking about switching to vega for some time. However, I am afraid that I will not be able to comprehend all ingredients so that it is healthy

    • Avatar [Email protected] 24 March 2017 / 12: 05

      The right choice of nutrients is the key to a healthy diet. It doesn't matter if it's a vegan or vegetarian diet or you just want to eat healthy food. Remember to supplement B12 after switching to a vegetarian diet!

  2. Avatar Ola Ćmachowska 1 January 2017 / 18: 17

    It's nice to read that a person on a vegan diet, humanly approaches his whim and experiment :). Cool! Regards, Mamatywna 🙂

  3. Avatar Katarzyna Balbierz 1 January 2017 / 14: 55

    You gave me a lot to think about with this cheese. I have to try putting it away for a while and see if my unpleasant symptoms disappear

    • Avatar [Email protected] 1 January 2017 / 15: 26

      Check it out, because it may turn out that cheese is the reason. I also bet on meat that is now stuffed with antibiotics 🙁

  4. Avatar The mother-hen 1 January 2017 / 12: 57

    I haven't eaten meat for five years. I paid for it with a bone calcification. However, the truth is that my vegetarian diet was just badly composed. I did not eat meat, but ate everything else - to clog my stomach. But that was twenty years ago - and what a 20-year-old could have known about a balanced vegetarian diet at the time. Now I have an idea to change my diet and exclude meat from it. However, I don't know how to go about it. I will visit your blog, maybe I will get some inspiration 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 1 January 2017 / 13: 42

      It was easy with meat. We rejected them day by day. The worst was with cheese, because we can not imagine a pizza without cheese (and yet you can). Piotr eats fish from time to time, I do not (I rejected them later than meat). The main thing is to graduate everything, not to discard meat, fish, eggs, cheese, etc. right away. Why? Because you can get the confidence that there is nothing to eat 😀

  5. Avatar Maja 5 August 2016 / 12: 44

    The body simply stopped producing lactase, i.e. an enzyme that digests dairy products, because it was not needed after such a period of not eating dairy products. This is a normal reaction. If you get a little tired and get over these days of returning to dairy, your body condition should normalize.

    • Avatar [Email protected] 5 August 2016 / 13: 12

      May, it was quite possible that it was as you write. Nevertheless, I rejected the dairy product again and everything returned to normal, and I am very happy about it 🙂

  6. Avatar obat aborsi 23 November 2015 / 04: 18

    I really love this post I will visit again to read your post in a very short time and I hope you will make more posts like this.

  7. Avatar greenfrog 30 October 2015 / 12: 26

    Sometimes I would like to go on a dairy-free diet, but I'm a little scared - I love cheese, especially ... and when I hear someone on a diet like you, the first thing that comes to my mind is "but then you can eat ? ". I know this is bad thinking - it would be enough to educate yourself a little in this direction 😛
    by the way, such experiments are interesting, because thanks to them you know what your body accepts and what doesn't 🙂

  8. Avatar Maja Mix 16 October 2015 / 12: 12

    I eat cheese but rarely because I also have a sensitive stomach 🙂

  9. Avatar Milena M. 15 October 2015 / 20: 16

    No wonder, after such a dairy-free period, eating cheese had to end this way. It's like giving an African tribe indenting burgers; D

  10. Avatar Sailing 15 October 2015 / 19: 28

    I would like to be vegan, but it would be hard for me to do without cheese, which I love. Dairy alone is the basis of my diet though I know it's bad for the body. 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 15 October 2015 / 21: 21

      For me, I eliminated everything gradually. First, I rejected meat and eggs. Then fish and finally cheese.

  11. Avatar Marta Zasadzka 15 October 2015 / 18: 48

    I have read a lot of dairy products recently, and I think there is something to it. We may not feel any major ailments on a daily basis, but in such a case, like you - trying after months of not eating - immediately shows that your body doesn't need it at all, and can even cause unpleasant ailments. It is difficult to observe certain intolerances on a daily basis if we eat everything and do not limit ourselves.
    I am testing a few things because I have felt that it has been hurting me for some time. So I eliminate what not what. 😉

  12. Avatar Yumi blogs 15 October 2015 / 18: 33

    And this is very interesting, I have never thought about stopping cheese because I really like it. However, to be honest I wonder what exactly can be their replacement? Do you have any interesting idea? I'd love to try 🙂

    • Avatar [Email protected] 15 October 2015 / 18: 46

      There are vegan cheeses, e.g. violife or polsoja. Yeast flakes can be used instead of parmesan cheese. You can make vegan cheese with almonds or cashews.

    • Avatar [Email protected] 15 October 2015 / 18: 48

      Only that I returned to cheese after a long time of not eating it 😉

  13. Avatar king naturally 15 October 2015 / 17: 39

    I also try to limit my cheese because I get hives after it.

  14. Avatar Beauty Land 15 October 2015 / 17: 03

    After returning to dairy, I got sick of sinuses, a year ago it was exactly the same, a month of eating cheese, and it's hard to recover later.

    • Avatar [Email protected] 15 October 2015 / 18: 49

      I feel sorry for. My return was equally painful - I put my cheese away and everything returned to normal 🙂

    • Avatar Beauty Land 17 October 2015 / 10: 22

      As it turned out, butter also can't eat anymore
      what times that a man can only eat selective foods, but I have been allergic since childhood, some ailments have only intensified with age, oddly enough, after chips, I have almost nothing, and apparently they are so unhealthy ,? and if I eat such salted without additions, nothing happens to me.

    • Avatar [Email protected] 17 October 2015 / 10: 33

      Nowadays, food is of very poor quality. You have to work hard to find something that you can eat without remorse.

      Perhaps your body does not tolerate dairy products. When I was little I couldn't eat it at all because I had urticaria right away. All cheese, eggs and milk immediately caused itching.

    • Avatar Beauty Land 17 October 2015 / 15: 01

      for me it manifests from the respiratory system, I even have shortness of breath after eating cheese or milk chocolate, and after a few days of such a diet I catch the sinus and sneeze terribly.

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