One week down with my effort in a plant based diet!
Results are pretty good to me:
released 5 pounds
blood pressure down 3 points
feeling lighter and healthy
I strayed from the diet only one time the first week. I had a hamburger (no bun) on Saturday night. It was from a local grower so I felt good about the beef, but it was not plant based of course.
So one variance in a week is a success in my book. Especially for the first week.
The first part of the week I felt good most of the time, but found a need for something more in the afternoons. I ate all I wanted, but my body was saying that I was missing something. I believe it was sugar. It is a weird feeling to describe – not so much a hunger pain which I am familiar with, but a feeling of there is something more my body says it is missing. Gotta fight that sugar monster!
I ate all the fruit, nuts and veggies I wanted, but no starches. I am going to adjust that this week by adding some starches to my diet – but no sugar. I also may eat meat a couple of times because of the planned events this week. We will see….
When I started I was thinking – how will I find enough to eat? Normally I do not eat a variety of vegetables or even fruits for that matter. So a diet that consists of only plants seemed a little difficult to me. That was also some of the motivation behind this diet choice – to learn to like a greater variety of vegetables.
To start off – I eat a lot of nuts during the day (easy snack). But I have also found some new vegetables to try and plenty of fruits to keep me full. My wife says when I am hungry I get a little cranky, so I want to keep my mind in tune by eating well. To make both of us happy!
Below are some pictures of some of the foods I have ate this past week.
I bought most of my foods from our local grocery store, but also made a trip to Whole Foods to find some organic options. I prefer the organic foods for several different reasons. The next time I go I need to plan a little better with meals in mind instead of just the foods that I know I like to eat.
Now the weekend is coming. How will I hold up?! ……………