Sunday, December 07, 2008
Well, obviously I don't blog much. I just read my two previous entries and I see that not much has changed about me. Still a partial vegetarian and still struggling to lose weight.
I am reading Skinny Bitch and I'm transitioning from vegetarian to vegan over the course of one month. I have given up milk and yogurt and now I'm trying to give up cheese. Have I mentioned how much I love cheese? This will be hard! I am also getting ready to give up eggs and I think this will be hard too. I do buy and eat free range eggs to minimize suffering to animals, but I don't have a clear conscience about it. I would like to be completely animal free.
So I made up a meal plan to minimize unhealthy choices using processed foods and I'm cooking from two great cookbooks this week: How it all vegan and The vegetarian family cookbook. Oh, it's also my goal to eat only whole foods, nothing processed beyond my soy ground round, my cereals and my breads. No crackers, no cookies, no frozen dinners. I try to keep my sodium under 1500 mg per day.
My biggest problem is getting enough protein so I've invested in a big bag of hemp seed and I will endeavour to eat my 2-4 tbsp per day. I might have to look for other healthy sources of lean protein in the coming weeks, maybe protein shakes? I'll keep an eye on things here through logging my food.
Okay, let the games begin!!!