When you first go vegan, all of your senses and emotions are heightened. Whether it's from your diet giving you a spike in energy, discovering the abundance of animal cruelty, or being teased by disapproving omnivores. Strangely enough, I found similar parallels with vampire fiction and veganism.
Vegans are the opposite of blood suckers, but the ideas behind "new bloods" (new vampires) is somewhat similar. Most importantly in the way we deal with the rest of the world. New vampires cannot control their urges. When I was a newbie, I was very aggressive when dealing with omnis. I saw someone eating a burger and all I wanted to do is run over and lecture the shit out of them. In time I learned how to control my self and not flip out on people. Occasionally I slip up, but I'm human.You learn to live with your knowledge and "powers" and eventually have more control over them. The longer you're vegan, the more layers of veganism you discover. It goes beyond ingredients on food labels to more complex issues like palm oil and parent companies. The urges of a newbie might calm down, but they never completely go away. At least for those that stick with it.
On that note, never trust an ex vegan. They must feel soooo much better eating buffalo wings again. You'll only get "sick" if you don't do it right. Cutting things out without replacing them will make you sick. Most people have lousy eating habits to begin with, why else would this country spend more per person on healthcare than any other industrialized nation in the world? You aren't born with type *two* diabetes, you eat it. Funny how people come back to me for health / weight loss advice. What's wrong, love? The chicken breast not working out for ya? Maybe it's because grass fed beef has the same amount of fat as skinless chicken...
Another parallel. Vampires have their "maker" as a life coach. I do believe that the vegans with a support system or a vegan veteran to turn to for advice have more luck transitioning and sticking with it. It's hard being alone.
Maybe I've been watching too many television shows and movies, but doesn't beet juice look disturbingly similar to blood? Plant killers! ;)