Going Vegan, Feeling Happier

 

Today I am challenging myself to go on a Vegan diet. There are a few problems with this though. I have high cravings for protein. Salmon and eggs are my two foods that have been doing the job for me. I am also on the go and it is not like they have a McDonald’s style vegan drive through joint. 

I am not going to sit here, lie and tell you I am doing this, because I care about animals, although I do to a point. My real reason is, because one of my Facebook friends Jessica from The Crunch Life,  and she said she felt amazing eating this way and I want to feel great to…if it is possible to feel any better than what I already feel like..hell sign me up! 

Again my body has a strong craving for protein. The daily 8-9 miles runs seem to deplete me of my nutrition and I need to figure out a way to refuel my body with the protein it craves. One thing about me I am not into beans! I need other options for protein.  

Great Posts I Am Reading To Help Me On My Journey: 

Raw Food Recipes

Protein in the Vegan Diet

Vegetarian Protein Foods

Health Benefits Of Chia Seeds

Four High-Protein Vegetarian Alternatives to Soy

Combining Pea And Rice Protein For Performance

Plant-Based Diet for Beginners: How to Get Started

5 Warning Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Protein

Vegetarian Journal’s Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants

What advice would you give someone switching to the Vegan Diet…or lifestyle rather? 

Comments

  1. says

    Yeah – with 8-9 mile runs you definitely need another source of protein. Have you tried lentils? They make a great soup and taste great. Plus, if you blend it you can totally throw in other legumes/beans for that extra oomph without altering the taste too much.
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  2. says

    Good luck Caroline! I could never have that willpower, but then I don’t even have a desire to go vegetarian. Going Vegan I hear is tough. But those who do it, seem to really like it! I’ve read a few blog posts on it in the past, You might have to cut your running mileage down a bit until you can get your energy levels worked out as you adjust your body and stomach to it. Good luck, keep us posted on your journey to it!
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