A month ago, I went to the doctor, and it was apparent that my bad eating habits (along with basically not exercising all summer) had caught up to me. I had gained a few pounds more than I wish I had, and my blood test results came back with some bad things.
I mayyyyy have panicked, and decided to completely overhaul my diet.
I cut out:
sugar (of all kinds)
This essentially labels me a Whole-Food, Plant Based Vegan.
I’m an all-or-nothing kind of person, so instead of cutting out one thing at a time, I just cut it all out. Maybe not my best decision. But, I still did it. The hardest part was the sugar, probably. I was surprised it wasn’t cheese.
Basically, I completely overhauled everything I knew about food in one day. I went from eating candy and dessert DAILY to none. I went from snacking at all hours of the day to having to sit down and plan meals, because you need to actually have ingredients on hand when you are a Whole-Food Vegan. You can’t just grab some white bread and peanut butter and call it a day.
I have had to learn to not respond to my emotions with food. Of course, I fully have acknowledged my binge eating habits in the past, but having boundaries on what I can eat is actually helping.
The cool thing is, I feel really good. Fueling my body with plants instead of processed junk is kind of freeing, actually.
What are some of your favorite plant-based recipes? Rest assured, I will share some of mine soon. I’m making myself a “cook-book” of sorts, so that I can meal plan and prepare for this new relationship with food. So far, everyone’s favorite has been a lentil curry soup I made a few weeks ago!
I’m newly into this journey, but will be sharing more as I learn about this new way to eat. Let me know if you have any favorite recipes!