Updated: Nov 12, 2020
Happy Sunday everyone! Thanks for tuning in on my first weekly update of going vegan. I'd like to start off with a few points here. First I have decided to up the duration of the diet to 60 days. This is because I feel that 30 days might not be long enough to register the full impact that this diet could have on my body. I would like to experience all changes associated with it to fully assess the value that it could provide and just to see if I can. Secondly, I have changed from Vegetarian to Vegan. Now I know I might not be a true vegan (I know there is some egg product in my bread). Although if you google the definitions of Vegan and Vegetarian on google, my diet puts me much closer to the former soooo I'm just going to go with that (SMD Jake).
I have included in this post a copy of the receipt of my haul and a video of me breaking it down. Now the quality of these are both pretty bad, so bear with me here, I'll get better as I go :)
I will summarize what my diet consisted of in the past week.
Breakfast; Coconut Yogurt, frozen fruit (Mango), 1/2 a banana, 1 glass of almond milk, 1 slice of toast with peanut butter, and the other half of the banana.
Lunch; 2 Peanut butter and jam sandwiches, a banana, 2 apples, 2 protein bars, hummus, and crackers.
Dinner; 1/2 can of beans, a packet of uncle bens rice, a large handful of spinach, avocado, and 1 pepper.
In terms of expenses, this hall came to around 96 bucks, after the student discount of 10% (I now do all my shopping on Tuesdays for the discount).
In terms of my day to day energy/feeling its been pretty good. I haven't noticed a huge increase/decrease in energy, it has been pretty stable.
I have been hungry through, like all the time. I haven't felt full after any of my meals yet. Although I would say this has benefitted me. You know after a really big meal and you feel super full, like too full? I would get that pretty frequently when eating meat. After which I would be slow and lazy and wanna take a nap. Its been the total opposite with the vegan diet. Because I'm always hungry I never get in these slow lethargic states. Instead, I have been steady all the time. Overall I would say that it has been a plus!
I'm def looking forward to how its gonna go next week and see if I can branch out a little more and seek out new foods to add to my diet. Thank you so much for whoever reads this and hmu with some comments/txts/emails if you would ever like to chat!