I have decided that veganism is not for me. I followed what should have been a good diet with lots of vegetables, legumes, and some sprouted grain bread. I was eating whole, natural foods. I was having problems with lethargy and generally low mood. My primary medical issue is a mood disorder. It is vitally important that I do what is necessary to protect a stable mood. Apparently, that includes eating meat. My total cholesterol was 147. That is too low. Low total cholesterol below 160 is linked to depression and other mental disorders; so I must keep my cholesterol levels up, and eating meat helps do that.
I’ve read posts from other failed vegans. I did well to give it up after only three months. The health problems could have gotten much worse. They say the average vegan lasts about six months before they give it up due to health issues. Given that the problems I was developing are hot-button issues for me that I consider to be potentially fatal, I did not delay my exit from veganism.
[Edit: This post was recovered from my old Exploring Veganism blog.]