I like corn tortillas topped with tahini and crushed strawberries. I like blueberries in my vegan milk. (blenderize) I like a toasted veggie sandwich (baby spinach, tomato, red bell pepper, cukes, mustard) In winter, oatmeal with berries or pumkin spice.
well that would be good news to get off high blood pressure and high cholesteral pills even though i followed the counting calories watchign fat, sugar, carbs, protein sodium for 8 weeks now lost 10 lbs counting everything - now i wondering how high are the carbs you suggest??
i am at 105 g carbs not sure I want to increase that -- as i had a aic reading of 6.7 --pre big D -- uggg -- goal is to get that numnber closer to 6 -- soon as I can -- getting blood work done in april maybe may - ... lol - nervous -- what if it hasn't dropped ??
It is what is We are fools to think we got any control over anything your destiny is already written....
As a vegan you should concentrate your food on starches (complex carbs). They have plenty of protein and fat and vitamins. I'm following the McDougall diet, which has healed and helped thousands of people in their quests to get off drugs (for diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, etc) and lose the excess weight for good. I cut out all processed foods. I used to have to have boca burgers, fake cheese, and I ate lots of nuts and fruits and avocados and so on. In one year of being vegan, my cholesterol went up by about 20 points and my triglycerides which were already in the 200's went up 100 points into the 300's. Now I eat one piece of fruit per day, no nuts, no avocados, no soymilk or tofu, no coconut, etc. I cut out pretzels for good, and allow myself bread once a week only. I was having one avocado per week but now they are too rich in fat and upset my tummy. I base my day on grains, potatoes, and some legumes. On top of that base, I add vegetables that are high in nutrients like fresh spinach, kale, bell peppers, carrots, etc. Then there's my one piece of fruit, usually an apple. For breakfast I have a mix of whole grains like rye, oat groats, millet, rice, quinoa (sometimes as it has 3g fat per serving), buckwheat, etc. I cook it in water and add a little bit of coconut milk creamer (0.5g fat per 2 tbspn serving) and chop up my one apple into it. I add some cinnamon and grated nutmeg. I find it to be delicious all by itself without any sweetener. You can make a big pot of this and heat leftovers on subsequent days. I always keep baked yukon gold and sweet potatoes around to snack on or add to dishes for extra appetite-busting nutrition. I even eat sweet potatoes for dessert. When I make soup, I ladle it over baked potatoes and fresh spinach for a highly nutritious meal that's naturally very low in fat. Visit drmcdougall.com sometime, and read what people have to say there. He has a free 10-day diet to get you started on the road to optimal health and weight, complete with recipes. The nicest thing is that you eat until you're full and you don't count calories or anything like that. All the recipes are designed to be healthy, nutritious, low in fat and high in carbs which the body needs for immediate energy. The website itself is full of information about nutrition and the myths surrounding weight loss, like that paleo nonsense, the low-carb high-protein nonsense, and the nonsense that there's such a thing as a "good fat". There isn't, trust me. Robyn
I'm vegan too and love making vegan tofu scramble. You can add in a lot of veggies and it steams them as you cook the tofu. It's super easy and you can make it taste just like eggs. Or I like oatmeal since it's really easy on busy days. Have you seen overnight oats? Oh She Glows Online has some options for recipes and Genki Kitty Online.
I like raw rolled oats, 1 TBS ground flax seeds, some raisisns, a few walnut halves chopped, sprinkle on some cinnamon and what ever berries I have on hand and a non-dairy milk. A delicious, nutrient rich, filling breakfast. I love the oats raw. If you like them softer you can let them sit in the non-dairy milk for a few minutes.
"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. " Thomas Jefferson
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 66 6/23/11 5:40 P
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.