Breakfast: small bagel with 1 Tbsp. organic cream cheese, 8 oz. Green Goodness Smoothie.
Lunch: brown rice and Chinese mixed vegetables.
Dinner: low fat veggie lasagna.
I’ll check my calories and nutrients and see if I need to eat a snack sometime today.
Check-In: Well, I’m on Day 24 of Meatless May, with only 7 days left (and counting).
Has it been hard to eliminate meat from my diet? It hasn’t been as hard as I thought it would have been to go meatless. I did allow myself fish, eggs, and dairy products, so that made it a little easier. I still got all my nutrients, had plenty of protein, and hit my calorie ranges.
Have I noticed a difference in my energy? To be honest, I haven’t. Maybe it’s because I allowed myself fish, eggs, and cheese, but I didn’t feel more energetic or less energetic. Or maybe it’s because when I did eat meat (prior to May), I didn’t eat large portions. I kept my meat portion sizes to 3-4 ounces and only ate meat 2 meals a day instead 6-12 ounce portions 3 times a day (like many Americans).
Did I lose weight? No. My weight stayed exactly the same. I did, however, drop body fat % by almost 1% and lost 1/4″ per site in my calves, thighs, hips, waist, biceps, and neck this month. I’m not sure if this is because of eliminating meats or if it’s a result of increasing my strength training; it’s probably a combination of the two.
What did I miss the most? Chicken on my salad and turkey burgers! It was especially hard while traveling at the beginning of the month, but I made it.