yes! oh my gosh, I struggled with my weight so, very much upon changing my diet and lifestyle. when I quit eating meat, I did it as gradually as possible, but my body still went through anemic shock and in addition to that, I gained about ten pounds. it was awful and emotional and hard to grow fond of, but gaining weight taught me to be comfortable in my skin, regardless of how stretched it is.
I recently shed a lot of weight (close to 15 pounds) and it’s very unfamiliar and difficult to get used to.
if you want to become a vegetarian or vegan, by all means, go for it! I love being a vegetarian (with my few fish cheats here and there) regardless of the stress my body went through. I don’t see myself going back to eating meat.
also, don’t do it for animal abuse. do it for yourself and your body, while still considering the strain animals have to experience in manufacturing companies.