When I was a teenager, I was diagnosed with poly-cystic ovarian syndrome. This caused my weight to go up and down drastically. I also had trouble with severe acne and extremely painful cycles.
There were large parts of my life when I didn’t even take pictures, because I was self conscious about my skin and the dramatic weight gain. I was prescribed oral contraceptives to help balance my hormones. While this did lessen many of my symptoms, it did little for my weight problem and severe acne.
I had been a vegetarian since birth, but I knew I needed to do more to make a change. A few years ago, I decided to go vegan. I am now 24.
Within the first year, I lost nearly 25 lbs and my skin cleared right up! But it gets better. I was able to get off of oral contraceptives – as all of my PCOS symptoms dissipated. I feel so much better! I have more energy and my overall health has truly improved.
I would encourage everyone to go green; it will change your life.