30 Whole Days – Day 1
As I was preparing for this challenge, I couldn’t help but think it’s amazing how much my personal food philosophy has changed over the years.
I first got “healthy” in 2007 by making lots of lifestyle changes (drinking water, cutting out fast food, exercising, etc.) and lost a lot of weight in the process. But it wasn’t until later that I learned about things like artificial sweeteners, which prompted me to switch to a “crap free” approach to eating.
Then in late 2009, I decided to give vegan a shot after going back and forth with vegetarianism for over a year and now here I am. This challenge is just a reminder that I need to eat whole foods and not rely on processed stuff, no matter what my diet preferences.
I feel like the first day went really well!
For breakfast, I had oats (cooked with unsweetened rice milk) with banana and Krema natural peanut butter (which is made of just peanuts).
I didn’t feel the need for a snack so I just ate lunch when I got hungry. I made some leftover vegetarian baked beans poured on top of a sweet potato and some leftover green beans.
I was a little nervous about the party food, but I have to say this challenge has given me more will power, at least today!
I snacked on lots of veggies with salsa and some fruit.
I snacked on a few banana slices and carrots while we were there. One thing I didn’t plan on was the one cup of Coke Zero I had. But I think I’m getting over it – my stomach got upset and I got a headache after I drank it. Hmm…I had water the rest of the time!
When I got home later tonight, I felt hungry and knew I was low on grains for the day, so I had a small cup of oatmeal with peanut butter and some peppermint tea.
Posted on May 1, 2010, in Breakfast, challenges, coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks and tagged 30 Whole Days challenge, Happy Herbivore, processed foods, vegan, whole foods. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.