As I mentioned before, I am doing this this 30 day vegan cleanse program and it is almost over. I have learned a lot about eating, like how much I was doing it, and the mindless calories that I was consuming just because they were there.
When you have to be conscious of what is in the food, eating it randomly becomes a bit more difficult. I am very lucky that my wife has been thinking ahead and making bulk vegan dishes that I can take for lunch. The hardest part isn’t not eating regular foods, it is finding suitable replacements if you are not prepared.
Eating out at lunch is tricky, but bringing a lunch that I already know is all good, makes life easier. So this morning, I filled a Tupperware with one of the Salads that my wife made, it has Peppers, cilantro, curry, millet, chick peas, and some kind of delicious home made dressing. I took the time to bring it so that I wouldn’t have to worry about what to eat for breakfast or lunch (I don’t mind having the same thing for both)
That is when a co-worker says “Hey there is warm blueberry coffeecake in the kitchen” COME ON! Seriously?? It is hard enough on Tuesdays not to use the olive and chive cream cheese that is provided with the corporate bagels, but coffeecake???
There was only one thing to do, Grab the coffee, skip the cake, I RAN from the kitchen back to my cubicle where I have printed and displayed the menu listing the bacon cheese burger I an having on the first day after this program. Yeah, I am not cheating on my burger with the likes of coffeecake. I feel better already.
So yes while this program has helped me mentally with portion control realizations, I am not becoming a fulltime vegan eater or giving up meat… maybe just less of it.