For those ex-vegs/those of you who were vegs from birth, how did your first time with meat go?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 05, 2013 at 5:19 AM

I've heard that people who are longtime vegetarians/veg*ns/vegetarians/veg*ns from birth that the first time they have meat/first time they have meat in a while it can make them sick. Was this the case with you? Or did you handle it just fine?

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on June 05, 2013
at 06:10 AM

I broke 6 years of veganism and 7 years of vegetarianism with tuna sashimi, which was delicious and easy to digest. The next thing I introduced was turkey breast and that took some getting used to... it sat pretty heavy and the texture was off-putting at first. My body seemed to adapt quickly, however, and I was eating poultry on the regular in no time. Meat felt a Hell of a lot more appropriate and natural than the grains, legumes, and processed crap I was eating as a vegan... way easier on my digestion too.


on June 05, 2013
at 04:34 PM

I ate hardly any meat for 15 years and recently started eating beef and bison again. My system has taken a while to adjust (I did jump into eating about 6 ounces at a time so I'm not surprised). I had gas/bloating in the beginning and still deal with some diarrhea issues. But my stomach seems to be slowly adjusting. Eating the meats with meat broth and cooked veges seems to help. I also started bone broth and adding beef tallow to my food which also seems to help.


on June 05, 2013
at 02:14 PM

I was a strict vegetarian for 10 years, and made an almost immediate switch to paleo (with a whole30) with no problems. The only issue I guess was adjusting to the tastes and texture, which didn't take all that long.



on June 05, 2013
at 05:42 AM

I had only been meat free for five years before i started paleo so not long. I felt fine after eating it. I started with fish and chicken for two weeks and then had beef. My poop really smelled bad for about 3 weeks but it went away. Sometimes i would throw up from the smell while i was taking a poop!

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