I posted a few months ago about the difficulties I experienced on my first attempt to go vegan. One thing I have learned that there is little to no help from the medical profession on the subject. Even a nutritionist was unable to help. My medical insurance will not cover treatment and I am left to my own devices. This second time I decided to gradually ease into a vegan menu. The transition has been going well. In the past few days I have eliminated all meat products including eggs. Last night I had a lot of trouble trying to sleep. Today I woke in afib and did not convert until noon. For supper I had a steamed potato and broccoli with a salad. Afterwards I was shaky I assume was caused by hypoglycemia. I have tried to re-introduce beans. I had no problem with black bean soup. Today I tried homemade veggie chili which turned out to be tasty to my surprise. I soaked the beans overnight in an effort to reduce the gas, but as usual I blew up like a balloon. I was surprised that my bloat did not trigger an afib episode. I am maintaining my usual daily caloric intake of 1500 - 1700 calories and even with the reduced fat intake due to no meat I am still gaining a pound a day. How is this possible? Comments appreciated, thanks.