TSpeaking of vegan, my thirty days on the new meal plan is almost up.
- I have more energy, but since I haven’t taken the time to calculate my intake, I don’t know if it is because I am taking in more calories. I do know that in terms of volume I probably eat double. For example, before my quick, brainless breakfast of choice was a couple of slices of cheese and an apple. Now I eat a cup of Kashi Go Lean with a chopped peach and a splash of soy milk. For lunch I often have rice, garbanzo beans (my favorite), a vegetable, and a fruit. Dinner varies, but is along the same lines.
- I have lost 6 pounds, bring my total to 46 pounds lost.
- I have saved a minimal amount of money on my groceries because there were many foods I had to stock up on. Now that I have most of what I need, I did notice last week a $20 decrease in my grocery bill for the week.
- I’ve been able to avoid most of the colds and stomach bugs floating around the house in September (this weekend something similar to rotavirus paid us a visit), although I don’t know if that’s my diet or my steely hard will to survive.
The question now is what to do next. Do I stay on this plan? Add fish, which my nutritionist recommends? Go back to my previous meal plan? I’m not sure I could go back, completely, because the volume of food and the energy I feel is great. I just like more variety when I go out to eat. If I have one more burrito from Chipotle, I might lose my marbles.
Any thoughts? Do you have a meal plan that works for you? Better yet, how and what do you eat daily, and does it work for you? Are you where you want to be, weight and health wise?