I have made through the first quarter of the year as a vegan! Yea!! It has worked pretty well. This past month my only missteps were the almond cheese with casein and the overdose of beet juice. I am trying different aspects of the lifestyle which meant that least week I had 2 meals of juice a day and one of solid food. From taste aspect that was very interesting. I got a much more intense blast of the fruits and veggies. It definitely did not fulfill by desire to eat and I was much more hungry than usual. Even with the restricted diet, I only lost one pound during the month. That part of the juicing experiment is over. I will still make some juices and they do make a good breakfast. I will say that during the last week I did have an energy boost. I do not know if it was from the juicing or a delay in the start of the vegan diet. We shall see as the year progresses.