Nutritarian-Vegan-Vegetarian-Plant-Based-ish Again

I imagine that as soon as I actually write this down, then it will all be ruined I’ll go back to my mostly SAD diet again. Well, it wasn’t really that sad. Going on 4 weeks!

Steve and I endeavored into Nutritarian dieting again. What is that?  You ask. It’s a cleanse! Approximately,

  • 1 lb raw vegetables
  • 1 lb cooked vegetables
  • 1 cup of beans
  • 4 fruits
  • Handful of nuts or seeds

And that is basically it. That is, if you follow it to a T.

We don’t.

We still use oils, butter, and eggs. We sub in some protein via a vegan protein powder for breakfast in the morning.

Paige’s Green Drink:
  • 2 cups of some mix of water, ice, and almond milk
  • 2 T of flax seeds
  • 2 scoops of protein
  • 4 giant handfuls of spinach.

I like to drink my salad.

What is for lunch?

Grabable Tupperwares of crunchy veggies – cucumber, carrots, green pepper, tomato, radishes, celery, maybe some arugula. All weighed out to include at least half to a full pound. Then some sort of bean dip or hummus to go with it.  Or cooked roasted vegetables–sweet potato, carrots, onions.

Snacking heavily on oranges, bananas, berries, and plantain chips. Maybe some nuts.

Dinner is usually one of a few things:

Zucchini Noodles with Red Sauce
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Italian seasoning
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • And Zucchini Noodles (not really cooked for long or at all)
Red Lentil Dal with Vegetables
  • Whatever vegetables you have, frozen, fresh (I like broccoli and mushrooms and onions and green beans cooked for about 10 minutes), then add
  • 2 Cans of Coconut milk
  • 2 Cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 2 T Curry powder
  • Whatever else spices you desire, maybe some fresh ginger and garlic
  • Let it cook on the stovetop until the lentils are soft, about 15 minutes.

Vegan perfection.

Lazy Dinners =
  • Vegan Pizza and Calorie Free Root Beer
  • Whatever frozen vegetables unfrozen
  • Bok Choy + Onions and Mushrooms for some asian flavor.
  • Chocolate Banana smoothie with peanut butter and spinach
  • Grain free banana bread:
Grain Free Banana Bread
  • 4 Ripe bananas
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter or coconut oil
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • Vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • whatever else you want to add–raisins, chocolate chips, flax seeds, oats, chia… go crazy.

If we’re going to go all out and cook big then we might make some red lentil tortillas and do veg tacos. We might make a crock pot of chili. We’ll do some sort of epic veggie cooking. But we haven’t really needed to. Just a giant container of hummus and cans of beans are good enough.

How do I feel after a month?

Pretty good. I still feel like my body is working something out. I think beans make me all bloaty, so I don’t really eat much. And I don’t have any digestive issues like I did in the months before we began (I was always unsure what might upset, but I eat it anyway). I’ve also lost like 7lbs without even trying at all.

We’ve “cheated” a couple times going out, but we don’t go crazy. It’s good to feel in control of what I eat and what exceptions I’m willing to make. Because I will eat anything, but it’s not realistic that I eat my favorite things all the time: ice cream, sushi, tacos, oysters, fancy American food, diner food. But, I’ll eat what you give me, if it’s good.

I’m going to try a special supplement probiotic product thing that is supposed to help even more with all this veggie eating and nutrient absorption. Ugh. It is ONE product that may be associated with an MLM, of which I want nothing to do with BUT if it’s worth it, you may hear back, but if not, then I will not speak of it ever again.

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