I have now made a few attempts at going vegan. I love the thought of being vegan and firmly believe in the health benefits. I have run into many problems that may work out in the end. However, each time I tried going vegan I gained weight. On one of my earlier tries I did go overboard on vegan treats. This time I tracked my caloric intake and avoided the goodies. I am still gaining weight. I finally came across a youtube video where a young lady said she went vegan and gained fifty pounds. Everything I have read or watched about going vegan stated weight loss not weight gain. My insurance will not pay for dietary support. I think that there are more factors involved than simply avoiding meat. Age, genetic makeup, microbiome, etc., all play a part in our individual story. I have witnessed two people who became vegan with little effort and great results. I also know of several people who could not transition. I may be one of those.