VEGANUARY: WEEK 3

OK I'm feeling human again now. Actually, I'm feeling great! After my week of meat-craving hell I came out the other side feeling completely put off by it. Sure I could eat it and tolerate it, but I no longer look at meat like something I really enjoy or need. my body has detoxed and i am living high on plant protein. 

 A good vegan burger would turn even the meatiest of eaters.

A good vegan burger would turn even the meatiest of eaters.

So here's roughly what I ate in week 3:

 Spoiler alert: it's plants! What is it about them? It's the vibrant colours, the versatile ingredients you can grow, knowing your body is healthier and happier, learning about cooking and nutrition and feeling so energetic you could... write a blog about it.

Spoiler alert: it's plants! What is it about them? It's the vibrant colours, the versatile ingredients you can grow, knowing your body is healthier and happier, learning about cooking and nutrition and feeling so energetic you could... write a blog about it.

"But Ellie, what about dining out??"

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Vegan dining...

The hardest part is saying the V word.

During my nutritional experiment/challenge I've dined out across Adelaide and made no attempts to avoid my usual haunts around Christie's Beach and Port Noarlunga. It usually went something like this:

"Can I please have a soy flat white/short black"

"Not the usual? You're off the dairy?"

*gulp* "I'm doing Veganuary, going vegan for a month as a challenge thingy...it's going pretty well...I'll probably just stick to it to be honest I feel great"

"Oh cool...well we actually have XYZ on the menu that are all vegan"

"Say whaaaa? I didn't realise, thanks I'll take 12 of each"

Or something along those lines... Point being, the hardest part is telling the person in front of you you've gone vegan. The trick? Just do it, say the word with confidence, knowing you're making a difference in your health and for the planet. use veganuary as a safety blanket while you get the hang of it ;)

 Making cows happy makes me happy, so bring on the biocheese and almond milk!

Making cows happy makes me happy, so bring on the biocheese and almond milk!

So here's to another growth-filled week of plant-based errrthang. From someone who once ate meat several times a day and could put away an entire cheese platter, I declare this a great success!

A plant-based lifestyle can be designed however you like. There are no hard and fast rules. However, we still need to meet our daily requirements of micro and macro nutrients. To learn more about how to do this, get in touch here.

Please remember that the meal plan above is mine and mine alone. It suits my goals and needs and is not intended to be followed in any way. I do not recommend anyone remove food groups from their diet without proper research and advice from a qualified nutritionist or dietitian. What I do recommend, is cramming your plate full of veggies with every meal and incorporating more plants into your diet.