One week down with my effort in a plant based diet!
Results are pretty good to me:
- released 5 pounds
- blood pressure down 3 points
- feeling lighter and healthy
I strayed from the diet only one time the first week. I had a hamburger (no bun) on Saturday night. It was from a local grower so I felt good about the beef, but it was not plant based of course.
So one variance in a week is a success in my book. Especially for the first week.
The first part of the week I felt good most of the time, but found a need for something more in the afternoons. I ate all I wanted, but my body was saying that I was missing something. I believe it was sugar. It is a weird feeling to describe – not so much a hunger pain which I am familiar with, but a feeling of there is something more my body says it is missing. Gotta fight that sugar monster!
I ate all the fruit, nuts and veggies I wanted, but no starches. I am going to adjust that this week by adding some starches to my diet – but no sugar. I also may eat meat a couple of times because of the planned events this week. We will see….