We have decided to do Veganuary again this year. There are many reasons to give it a go, although I have to admit that the animals are not my reason. The health and nutrition aspects are more interesting to me at the moment. And with that said, I should warn you that what I am doing is only in respect of the food and drink aspects of veganism, I may well blur the lines between being vegan and vegetarian, but unless the menu makes it completely impossible, I will be avoiding meat and fish for the month of January, and I will be keeping a weekly blog to track it.
You can read about Week 1 here.
You can read about Week 2 here.
You can read about Week 3 here.
Monday 18 January 2016
I weighed myself this morning and I am 101.5 kgs.
We adapted an Old El Paso again, making it with portabello mushrooms and eating it with rice, and I thought that worked very well.
Tuesday 19 January 2016
I was in the office in meetings during the day and a buffet lunch was provided. I drank my water and ate pineapple, strawberries, kiwi fruit and melon from the buffet.
In the evening Debbie made us a soya chilli con carne with brown rice, which I really enjoyed.
Wednesday 20 January 2016
I ate cereal for breakfast and drank water through the morning, then ate a banana and apple for lunch. Debbie got home late from work so we went across the road for a curry, and mine was tomato based and absolutely delicious. It is not on their takeaway menu, so this was a real find.
Thursday 21 January 2016
I woke up with a peppermint tea. That was easily the best part of my working day and I mostly stuck to drinking water as I dealt with a busy workload. I went to boxing training in the evening and we ate a green Thai curry with rice when I got home.
Friday 22 January 2016
I drank water and ate cereal for breakfast. I ate an apple as I walked up to the shops at lunchtime. I ate a soup for lunch on to which I sprinkled milled flaxseed, sunflower, pumpkin, sesame seeds and goji berries; milled organic flaxseed, sunflower and pumpkin seeds; white chia seeds; maca; baobab; wheatgrass; chlorella; spirulina; and hemp. The soup is a frozen one from Iceland, the vegetable minestrone, and it contains water, potatoes, carrots, courgettes, chard, peas, celery, onions, green beans, extra virgin olive oil, salt and basil leaf. Of course, once you add spirulina, everything tastes of spirulina.
Saturday 23 January 2016
I ate cereal in the morning, an apple and banana in the afternoon, together with some buckwheat crispbreads from Amisa, and then in the evening I enjoyed some nachos and potato wedges.
Sunday 24 January 2016
I had something new this morning as part of my health and fitness regime, but I am saving the details of that for next week (just in case you thought you could get ahead of my fitness blog by reading about it here).
Tastes better than I thought it would…
I snacked on cereal and ate an apple and banana, and some corn crackers from Rude Health. I also tried a new thing from Nakd, their salted caramel fruit and nut nibbles, which were fun and tasty.
A healthy treat
Heading into the final week of Veganuary I still need to be eating more fruit and vegetables, and to stop being so lazy with my eating.