I am participating in Vegan for a Day, part of Vegan Week hosted by Katy and Michelle. I don’t eat meat, but do eat dairy, fish and eggs. (I usually refer to myself as a pescatarian.) But, I knew one vegan day would not be hard for me. I actually had a day recently that was completely vegan “by accident” = Breakfast: oat bran made with soy, Lunch was veggie burger/hummus/fruit, Snacks: cereal with soy and naner with PB, Dinner: chickpeas, brussels, bread.
What I eat right now… I don’t cook fish often and until recently wasn’t feeling dairy (my current obsession with cottage cheese is a new thing). But, I do not want to be completely vegan because I think it will hurt my efforts to become an Intuitive Eater. I really want to figure out my body’s needs and hunger.
Restricting myself to non-animal products would put a burden on my already very damaged eating patterns. I completely disagree with the way animals are treated in factory farming, but I also disagree with how I have treated myself and my body regarding restriction and binging. Getting to an place where I am an Intuitive Eater and feel healthy is vital to my physical and mental health. That is my priority right now. I may become completely vegan in the future, but for right now I will continue to avoid meat and cut back on dairy – without labels or restrictions.
Vegan Breakfast is easy. I usually have an animal free breakfast with cereals, soy milk, oats or PB&J on vegan bread (that’s just the bread I buy). Today I made oat bran with soy milk, naner, almond extract, topped with flax, pineapple and trail mix. It was lacking a little something so I added brown sugar too 🙂
Training: Before I ate breakfast I did Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred level 1 and went for a 4 mile run. Before I left for the run I had a small bowl of cereal (vegan) with soy milk.
I’ve decided to try to 30 Day Shred Challenge and use this as Day One. I really want to get stronger and feel fitter. I took my measurements and some pics this morning too 🙂 I got a few okay pics, but am too embarrassed to show them right now. Here is one that caught me before I was ready…
Vegan Day – I have the best idea for Dinner! It involves a crockpot, tofu and coconut milk…you will love it (but I get to eat it).
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