almost 2 weeks! went over to whole foods yesterday and got some taco shells and black beans to make these vegan tacos over the weekend. today i went into trader joe’s. very awesome place. they defiantly help out a bunch. they have a whole vegan list for shoppers, makes it a lot easier to shop. I’d have to say the hardest part of this diet so far has got to be finding the right foods. you have to be an educated consumer, no way around it. At trader joe’s i got fake cheese made of soy, (haven’t tried it yet), veggie sausages, some good bread, almond butter, and some flaxseed chips with vegan chiplote dip. Life is good! for now…
days 3 and 4 were both pretty hard. i ate a mix of salads, vegan burritos, trail mixes and fruit shakes. i’m not getting enough though, i almost passed out twice LOL.
i need to find better ways of getting protein, these peanut better sandwiches aren’t doing it. I went to my friend’s son’s first birthday party and got full off grapes. it was the only thing i was able to eat unfortunately. this started off pretty well but i’m just tierd of eating all the same stuff. i can’t wait for week 2. its shopping week. I need some variety! although… i’m not sure what to expect
I went around my neighborhood again, looking in the Gourmet Delis to see what they offered, i ended up buying some green grapes and rye bread. very good. now i can get my protein by eating peanut better sandwiches. the most difficult part about this whole thing is finding the right stuff to eat within a reasonable amount of time. i have yet to eat a proper breakfast when i wake up. I go food shopping next week so I’ll make sure to buy a lot of breakfast food and fruits. the days are going by a bit faster, but i can feel my body changing a bit, not anything drastic but i’m getting little stomach aces and slight head aces. I did have a small craving also, i’m starting to feel like Golem from the Lord of the Rings. anyway,
Day 3 is tomorrow! POW!
Day One was a rough start, I didn’t eat my first meal till after 2 o’clock in the afternoon. I went around my whole neighborhood looking for places serving anything remotely vegan. About a mile into my walk I finally found a spot serving steamed vegetables. I had steamed broccoli with carrots and some sliced avocados and surprisingly it tasted really good. Best part is it only cost $3 dollars!
I also tried visiting a walk-in clinic but they got very paranoid about the camera and ended up kicking us out. So we’re going to have to reschedule a doctor visit. I want to be sure i am not harming my body. After that i went down to Harlem and ate a bag of vegan veggie chips, didn’t taste like much. Salt, cardboard, and foam sums up the taste and texture pretty well.
I stumbled upon a Vegan Mexican spot, they made Vegan burritos. So I’ll defiantly stop by there again soon with the camera and try some vegan Mexican food! When I finally got home, I ate some rice and beans with a garden salad, seemed like something was missing though….
Anyway, stay tuned for Day 2, it only gets more difficult from here. Thanks for reading.
Today marks my last day of eating my regular diet of basically whatever i want. Tomorrow my vegan lifestyle begins.
I had some people ask me what the whole point was for this documentary. so i want to address that.
we’ll, it seems as if going vegetarian or vegan is becoming a trend here in the united states. Some may argue that being vegan is a healthier choice for a person rather than eating meat, others say meat has Vidal proteins for your body to function properly. I agree with both statements to an extent. I’m a 21 year old CUNY student, I’ve never gone vegan but aside from all the hype surrounding it, i do believe going vegan, even if for just a little while, can help cleanse your body and mind. some of the alleged benefits of going vegan are disease prevention like high blood pressure, eliminates all dietary cholesterol, fights type 2 diabetes , arthritis, prostate cancer, and cataracts.
my family has a track record of having high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. my grandfather died of prostate cancer. so this is very real for me, but i am still skeptical. i also have some information on the negative aspects of a vegan lifestyle.
According to “The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” a vegan diet may increase your risk of blood clots and atherosclerosis. Also, a vegan diet lacks sufficient iron, zinc, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids which puts a person at risk for cardiovascular disease. yikes!
This documentary will finally show us if this whole vegan or vegetarian thing works. one thing is for sure, this will not be an easy task. i will be dealing with cravings, withdrawal, and most importantly i will have to pay close attention to what my body is telling me. Stayed tuned. Day 1 starts tomorrow!