The Final Week and Reflection

Updated: Nov 29, 2020

Happy Sunday everyone!


I hope you are all doing amazing!


Tonight is the last night of my 60 days of trying out veganism. I have to admit that I am excited to get to have meat again and combine the eating habits that I have developed with being vegan with having animal products again.


To summarize the past 60 days I started on September 9th and today it is November 8th. That's a total of 8 weeks and 4 days. Overall I had a 31-day streak were I consumed no animal products. I had a total of 7 notable cheat days, 2 during thanksgiving weekend, 2 while in Kingston and 3 while working on a particular job site (the client was feeding us a lot of food).


If you compare to what I ate before going vegan, to week 1 and then to the last week there is an absolutely amazing difference!


Pre vegan


Breakfast; Greek yoghurt, granola, bagel with peanut butter, banana, frozen fruit.


Lunch; Protein Bars, 3 Hardboiled eggs, chicken/prepared meat, apples, and banana


Dinner; 2 to 3 chicken breasts BBQ, peppers and other vegetables


Late-night Snack; 1 to 2 bagels with peanut butter and Jam.


Week 1


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.


Last week


Breakfast; Green Smoothie; Ice, Spinach, Fresh berries (Assortment of Blackberries, Blueberries and Raspberry's), Kale, Avocado, Peanut Butter, Greens powder, Vegan Protein Powder, Water.

*I would then just sprinkle some almonds or cashews on top of the smoothie


Lunch; Salad; Greens Mix, Pickles, Cucumber, Almonds/Cashews, Cherry Tomatoes, Pepper, Onion, Avocado, Olive Oil and Balsamic Dressing.


Dinner; Beans, Rice, Fresh Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, Zucchini, Kale, Avocado, Pepper. All mixed in a big stir fry. Spices mixed in along with balsamic.


Overall a pretty big difference!


A couple of key differences that I made in the last week was that I only buy fresh fruit and vegetables now. If I find that I am not gonna eat all of it by the end of the week I simply just freeze it. Other than that I find it's way fresher and tastes better.


A few key eating habits that are going to follow me into these next phase are the following;


-No foods that contain vegetable oils.

-Little to no carbs at Breakfast

-No bread only rice or beans

-As little processed foods as possible go for fresh and then freeze it if you can't finish it.


Going into next week this is what I think my meal plan will be;


Breakfast;

3 Eggs

3 Pieces of Bacon

2 Avocados

Fried Spinach and tomatoes


Lunch;

1 Serving size of nuts...maybe 1.5


Dinner:

Some kind of meat

A little bit of beans/rice

Broccoli, onions, peppers, mixed greens, Kale, Zucchini


A few key things That I am going to focus on for next week at dinner. The veggies are the bedrock of the meal the carbs are the toppings. I find that what I used to do was have the carbs and the meat as the base with some veggies on the side. Instead, I am going for the veggies as the base with the carbs and meat on the side! Also, I am going to try organ meat! Pretty scared for this although I am excited to give it a try!


Overall I think trying this helped to reshape my eating habits which I have liked. I can now say without a doubt that I have become better off than before!


ALSO BIG CHANGES TO THE BLOG


I have changed the name of the blog to Zachary Jennings.com now I am going to focus on all aspects of my life. Specifically, I will be honing in on


Diet and Nutrition

Health and Fitness

Wealth and Financial Literacy

Sex and Relationships

Mindset


I will be trying to improve all of these areas each week. As I read books related to each of these areas I will make a post talking about the book and how I implemented its tips and tricks.


I am excited about this and can't wait to jack up my output of content throughout the week!


Thank you all so much and I look forward to reading your comments below!


Zach

613-290-6012

16zwg@queensu.ca



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