I need a challenge.
Saturday, February 06, 2010
Last April I ate a vegetarian diet for a month. Aside from one slip-up, it went really well. I did so because I needed a challenge to get myself in a healthy mindset.
I need that again.
(I just ate an entire 4-serving Valentine's Day Reese's Peanut Butter heart... 780 Calories or something like that... ugh.)
I need a slap in the face, and I need it soon.
So, I'm going to challenge myself again similar to what I did in April 2009.
I think I'm going to eat a VEGAN (yes, vegan) diet from February 15 through March 15th. I've decided this timeframe because I want it to be soon-ish, but also want it to involve something fun/funny/interesting... so I chose the "ides of March" (March 15th) to be the end-date. This way, I can start 9 days from now. Soon, but not too soon as I can prepare, food shop, etc.
At this point I consider myself a flexitarian -- I eat meat, but very rarely. I love meat but I don't need to eat it.
I think it'll be a good challenge, but not too difficult. I already don't drink milk very much (I drink unsweetened almond milk) and, as I said, I eat vegetarian very easily.
My only concern will be protein, of course. Right now I eat lots of eggs. I go through at least a dozen eggs in an average week. I also love love love greek yogurt (and yogurt in general) as well as cheese. I'm not a huge fan of soy cheese (the one time I tried it, at least) but I'm willing to experiment a bit.
I also hope to incorporate this into my blog (which I've been neglecting lately, whoops!) to show vegan alternatives to fast food meals. That'll be interesting!
Anyway, it's time for me to own up to and get over the fact that I ate nearly 800 Calories of candy in a mere 2 minutes. Ugh.
Have a great weekend, everyone!