Well it certainly is a crazy time with the coronavirus and Social distancing and along with that us changing to a completely vegan diet! I just wanted to make a few notes as to the changes I am feeling and seeing on the vegan diet to keep track of progress and let anyone know that might be interested in pursuing this type of eating.
I have never been much of a meat lover but I definitely loved eggs and dairy products. So as far as missing meat, I really do not miss it. I do miss some of the dairy products but honestly it has not been a big deal. It has been challenging to find foods to cook to keep things interesting but fresh fruit and vegetables are always on the top of my favorites anyway so it’s just finding enough things to eat so that you’re not feeling hungry all the time.
Having starches is the key. Each meal and we try to have potatoes, rice, bananas, or other root vegetables or whole wheat pasta or bread. I have been making a whole wheat bread from scratch and use it when needed but for the most part we are trying to incorporate brown rice or potatoes or oatmeal. Beans are also playing a big role in our diet to keep things interesting and flavorful. Overall, the diet takes Some preparation and planning especially since the boys are still eating meat so I’m having to cook the meat to go along with whatever we have at night.
The most important thing right now is how I feel. Both my husband and I have not felt lighter or better in a long time. We have both lost weight at a slow pace. Of course he has lost more than me because he’s a man! It’s just not fair! But in the first week I did lose 1.5 pounds so that was good. I’ve also seen a Decrease in my blood pressure and I’m looking forward to having my blood work done to see improvements in about a month. More on that later!
I hope everyone is staying healthy and calm during this coronavirus pandemic and is enjoying time at home away from others in the community practicing self isolation as much as possible.￼
2 thoughts on “Day 12 Vegan!”
Great job, LisaMarie!!!!
Fab work to you and hubby! 👏👏