Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Skinny on Vegan

Here's the good and the bad of eating vegan so far! I am very interested in knowing what you give up for a smaller waistline! Let me know that I’m not alone, that other people miss certain foods too!

What I love:

Hummus I love hummus, my husband thinks of it as stinky feet, but he’s WRONG.
Roasted Red Peppers
Veggies, Veggies, Veggies I am a Veggie lover
Fruit, yum!
Whole Wheat Bread—How I missed you on Atkins. You are: crunchy, crispy, soft, seedy, chewy goodness.
Olive Oil
Vanilla Soy Milk—this is my new treat!
Odawala etc.—Thank you for making so many varieties of nectar for the gods!
Veggie Enchiladas at Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill! (Without cheese of course)

I love that I can eat as much of this stuff as I want.

What I don’t miss:

Meat or Dairy—This was a nice surprise. I guess I am just not that into you! (Except bacon, I am into bacon—and don’t let anyone fool you organic soy bacon is not a satisfying substitute—I know you don’t believe that, but it’s true.)When I dream I dream of you. . . Or in other words what I miss:

SUGAR You fickle, fiendish and poisonous love
Unlimited Diet Coke Do you like the qualifier there—unlimited? For the past 3 days I have had 2 diet sodas a day and it has been a glorious and satisfying cheat. To limit myself to only two is very difficult so I’m still looking at it as a victory. (I can and will justify most anything!)
Butter—I like butter. It’s good. It makes everything it touches good (kind of like the King Midas of the food kingdom)
Sweet rolls and other bakery products
Sugar Free products made with artificial sweeteners.
Ice Cream

Even though it looks like I am missing a lot of things, I actually really like the diet. So far what I love outweighs what I dream about!


  1. I was with you until you said you don't miss meat. That just makes me sad.

    Good work on the funky diets though. You rock!

  2. Hey sounds like your doing great! I'm happy for you!
    The whole Diet coke thing that is intense! WOW
    I am sadly still hopelessly addicted to fast food and my Wii Fit hates me for it but I hate it for being so right all the time so there!
    Keep it going Love reading your Blogs!