Well, I have successfully (with only one slip) been a VEGAN for 5 days. And I do want to say that my one slip was an accident. I was at work and grabbed a box of Cheese-Its and ate a handful before I realized that those were not on my diet! It was an accident and I stopped eating them as soon as I realized it. Other than that it has been a challenge. If I said this was easy I would be lying through my teeth.
See....it turns out that veggies aren't that good and when you have nothing to eat that holds a plate together it feels like a meal of sides. I think I have been getting enough calories but I feel like I'm eating snacks all the time and not really eating meals and I miss that feeling of actually eating meals. I have been known to eat a veggie meal at restaurants but with this diet a lot of the "traditional" veggie plates I would make are out because cheese/dairy is out. I didn't realize how much dairy I really ate because I'm not a huge cheese eater but I do miss it and how it can bring a meal together.
There is a plus side but currently I am hungry so its hard to think of it. But I am able to eat quite a lot of foods. I feel like I am eating tons of carbs and lots of my research says that is fine. Its because I'm eating lots more fruit. I am trying to keep my brain from getting crazy about carbs because I know that carbs are good things and not the evil little bastards that the nutritional world has made them out to be.
Also on the good side is the energy. I really do have more energy on this diet. I was kinda struggling the first couple of days and just wanted to take a nap so I didn't have to think about how hungry I was but the last couple of days I have had way more energy and more focused. Now this seems to happen every time I eat healthier, and I don't know if it is because I'm not putting shit in my body or if its because by making one good choice makes me make another good choice and so on and so on.
I'm going to weigh in again on Monday and I can't wait to see the number on the scale. I am crazy hopeful for a good weight loss. I think it is going to be good! I really do! I can't wait to share with you guys the verdict of the first week of the vegan diet.