I can't believe this is my last post for the Eat Like a Superstar Vegan Challenge. Today I'd like to share with all of you the awesome meals I had, and how I almost risked it all.
The reason I wanted to participate for the challenge was simple. I had read and done plenty of research to know I wanted to give the vegan diet a chance, for about a year.
How hard is it to give up cheese, pies, hard boil eggs on a daily for a snack. Very hard. Had it not been for @heart-heart for this creative contest, let's just say I would had still been thinking about the vegan diet.
When you see the struggle ahead...
I love my comfort foods! All of them donuts, pies, cupcakes, milk, blue cheese, sharp cheddar.
I think I've made my point. Knowing that I had to come up with easy and tasty food replacements to guaranteed my success.
The first week was a challenge been behind on my meal prepping and fruit and veggies not ripen made me second guess my decision.
The following week would had to be different, I bought more groceries and veggies with anticipation.
started really good! I had done plenty of vegan recipes searches and was ready to start having some fun :)
I cook as often as I can. I prefer homemade for sure! Going out is nice too, but when is date night, trying new places is more fun.
Living in Southern Orange County is a great place to be if you're vegan I came to realize. Most places have at least one vegan option on their menu. Lucky me !
I'm feeling good...really good !
Into to my fourth week it was confirmed that my energy and mood had changed. It was clear after forgetting to drink my coffee twice! I love my coffee and having it in the morning makes the day brighter! I still drink it, but I'm at the point were I don't need it.
Week four....the cravings ...
During the final stretch of the challenge I was craving pie! Yes ... blueberry double crusted pie. High calorie treats was all I was thinking about. That's when I started to maximize the flexibility of the sweet potato.
My meals for this week were delicious. It was also this week that I wasn't sure I was ready to go back.
Day 21 and 22
Here I made tofu fried chicken with a side rice, corn and kimchi.
On the last day of the challenge it was moms birthday dinner. To my surprise they have veggie mole enchiladas.
A side of rice and black beans.
Not a bad way to end the challenge!
This has been the best decision I've made this year. I have proved myself the strength of my will power. There's nothing to do it but to do it! During this challenge I missed several things, but at the end my energy was better and so was my mental clarity.
I feel great! I have decided to keep up my vegan diet for as long as I can. Being around meat eaters can be tough. Thank you all that follow me during my challenge. If you want a challenge for a greater you, this is the one. 22 Day Vegan Challenge.
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Let all you do be done in love, ❣️ @splendorhub