Always Hungry and Other Realizations

Day 2 of 31

So yesterday was Day 2 of my little personal experimental adventure. I’m starting to learn the difficulties of this vegan lifestyle. I get nervous leaving the house because:

  1.  I’ll probably be hungry.
  2. There probably won’t be any healthy options for me to choose from.
  3. I hate explaining to people why I’m doing this after they notice I’m not eating like I usually do.

I spent most of my day yesterday at home, which is fine, but I noticed that when I’m not being active, I’m actively getting hungry every 20 minutes. Honestly, it’s rather annoying. This is basically my timeline:

  • 9:30 AM – Breakfast: avo toast & cheese
  • 11:00 AM – Vegan-ish Pizza (vegan-ish because I found out later that the cauliflower crust has “traces of milk products”)
  • 11:15 AM – Honey Crisp Apple & almond peanut butter
  • 12:30 PM – Meatless Meatballs w/ a side of vegan pasta nasty (this was supposed to be my pre-made dinner meal)
  • 1:15 PM – vegan toast w/ fig jam
  • 2:00 PM – water, water, water
  • 2:30 PM – Starbucks Grande Soy Latte
  • 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM – I actually got busy and didn’t have time to eat
  • 8:00 PM – protein bar
  • 9:30 PM – fries
  • 11:30 – vegan yogurt

Geez.. that’s a lot of eating… seriously, even for me!! I’m use to 3-4 meals and maybe a snack in between. I try to include some sort of protein in every meal to help satiate my stomach, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Positive note – BM’s are regular and more frequent especially in the AM, and they’re not the “OMG I can’t believe I ate that last night” kind. Gross I know, but my BM’s feel so cleansing these days.

I also joined this beginner vegan group on facebook… man, this community really makes me realize this isn’t my kind of lifestyle. I was really thrown off when a lady posted that she had Khol’s cash and she wanted to use it towards a new purse. She ended up walking out with nothing because there wasn’t anything in there that she liked that wasn’t made out of leather. *mind blown* Here I am thinking it’s all a dietary thing, but people take it to a whole other level that I honestly don’t think I’m ready for. Props to them though, I totally get it. It’s just weird to me because if you look at it from a religious lens, God does allow humans to eat animals. In the bible there are numerous animal sacrifices and Jesus taught his apostles to fish! It’s just a different way of thinking I guess.

Follow my vegan adventure on instagram! @SimplyTryingVegan

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