Operation: Vegan

Operation: Vegan – Day 4 & 5

CHEEEEEEEEESE!! When I started this whole thing, I thought for sure I would be craving meat within a matter of days. So far, I don’t miss it at all, and I’m kind of shocked. I do have the overwhelming desire for cheese though. To make matters worse, I was walking around Safeway today and some hobag cheese dealer shoved her dirty tray of pepper jack cheese in my face (my favorite), and asked me to try some! It was difficult, but I shooed the temptress away… no one is going to get in the way of my masculine vegan diet, let alone some lowly Safeway cheese peddler.

Another thing I’ve noticed since becoming absurdly awesome, I check the labels on EVERYTHING, and not even because I’m checking to see if it’s vegan or not. My rule of thumb for vegan food is this: If I look at it, and would rather kill myself than eat it, it’s vegan. Anyway, back to what I was initially talking about. I’ve been checking the labels on everything, because I’ve realized that everything has a stupid amount of sugar in it. For example, I’ve been losing a noticeable amount of weight since starting, and I figured a lot of it has to do with the amount of shit I eat, and the amount of soda I consume. This all began as I was admiring my garbage can, since instead of it being full of Pepsi, it was full of Vitamin Water.

After about 3 hours of admiring myself, and going over the countless reasons why I’m amazing, I was rudely pulled from my self worshipping trance by the contents label on the Vitamin Water… it has nearly as many calories as Pepsi, and has been pumped full of sugar! What the shit is that all about?! After realizing how girlie I was for noticing such a thing, I held my head in shame for a while, then remembered that I’m vegan now, so I’m allowed to act like a food snob. Just a little fun fact for you dieters out there though: Vitamin Water = Sugar Water.

As for my meals, they’re slowly becoming more tolerable. I’ve started to mix in a small amount of teriyaki sauce with my rice, as I stated previously… then on day 4 I started mixing in the chili paste that I got. It was actually pretty damn good, and adds a lot of flavor. I am getting a little better with the snacking as well. Although I’m still diggin’ my almonds, I figured out ALL ON MY OWN, that if you slice up an apple, and dip it in peanut butter, its pretty freaking delicious. Someone on twitter suggested pretzels, which for some reason completely slipped my mind, so I’ll prob be picking some of them up next time I’m at the store. Anywho, here’s the pictures of my totally awesome vegan meals, to keep me honest.

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Day 4
Day 5

Calories for day 4: 1360 Weight: 193.08
Calories for day 5: 1488 Weight: 192.08

(Fun Facts: Height: 6’0″ / Starting Weight: 197.6)

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5 thoughts on “Operation: Vegan – Day 4 & 5”

  1. I applaud you for jumping in to healthy eating.

    2 things though, when my mom went vegan for 60 days (to lower cholesterol for health check up) she got a little cranky and depressed the 2nd week in after going through dairy withdrawal.

    Cheese is very dense in protein and that protein acts like an opiate on the body, which is why people will always tell you “I couldn’t be vegan, I love cheese too much!”

    I actually worked with a girl who was an athlete but regularly put every kind of processed cheese on her food. She was proud of her cheese addiction and said she didn’t care if it made her feel bad she was going to eat canned cheese and velveeta still. She regularly complained of joint pain and headaches.

    #2 I applaud the healthy aspect of going simple and whole foods vegan, but I am worried you might start not enjoying the food and thing that vegan food is bland or monotonous. I want you to enjoy eating tasty food.

    Therefore I offer to give you some recipes that I am putting together in a recipe book for my website if you would like because I want you to succeed and feel great physically, emotionally and mentally eating this way and not feel deprivation. Just let me know if you’d like some.

    Vegan cheese is ok, not great. Daiya is the best one, but we don’t eat vegan cheese or fake meat almost ever.

    1. My main complaint so far is literally what you just said, “vegan food is bland or monotonous.” I also know that’s mainly due to a limited budget, and not being able to go out and try new things. I’ve mainly been going the cheap and easy route, so far.

      Send the recipes my way, I think I’ll be heading to the grocery store to stock up next week, and would love to try some of them!

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