When I started the #vegan720 challenge I had essentially three goals or at least results I was hoping to attain. I wanted to eat more whole foods/less processed food; get the natural energy boost I hear about; and loose some weight. I have felt the natural energy boost for sure. I no longer want to curl up under my desk after lunch and tale a nap. I sleep well and wake up feeling great. I am eating “better” and I have become much more food label conscious. It takes me twice the time to grocery shop and I am constantly reading labels of everything I eat. But I haven’t lost weight; I have actually gained a pound. And I think the picture above explains why. Fruits and veggies are not always the most abundant food source in my day. I have become very dependent on grains and cereals for quick snacks and even sometimes meals (yes, cereal for diner). I think this is why I am not realizing the weight loss I was hoping for.
So I am still sticking with the vegan eating thing but I am trying hard to eat WAY more fruits and veggies at every meal. I am also trying to have fruit and not cereal for breakfast anymore. A very hard habit to break! Below is what I packed for lunch today. A big old crunchy salad with a creamy avocado. Not sure if I can make it until lunch time!!!
Thanks Healthy Bitch Daily for the Pyramid