The Girl Who Could (Formerly) Eat Anything

Getting fit and taking names

November 18

WPs:  35 (used 0) (0 remain)
APs:  59 (used 10) (12 remain)

Breakfast: Kashi and yogurt (Whole grain, 1 dairy) (5)
Lunch: Almonds and dark chocolate (Protein) (6)
Dinner: Black bean burger, tomato soup with cheese with flax, low fat egg nog (Protein, 1 veggie, 2 dairy, whole grain, 1 oil) (14)
Dessert: Smoothie with flax oil (5 fruits, 1 oil, protein) (6)
Total points: 30
Exercise: Walk/jog 80 minutes (625 calories) (6)

GHGs

Water: 11/6
Multivitamin: No (I need to find vegan vitamins before I can meet this GHG again)
Fruits and veggies: 6/5
Oils: 2/2
Exercise: 80/30 and 625/200
Whole grains: Yes
Protein: Yes
Dairy: 3/2

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November 19, 2010 - Posted by | Menus

2 Comments »

  1. Were you able to lose weight easily on a vegetarian diet? The reason I ask is because I’m leaning towards vegetarian, but the big thing now is protein, protein, protein. I know when I eat less meat, I tend to eat more carbs. Any advice would be wonderful.
    PS- I love your blog!
    Thank you-

    Comment by karen | November 19, 2010 | Reply

    • I lose fine. Carbs are NOT bad for you. You just want to make sure most of your carbs are complex (fruits and vegetables, whole grains).

      I have no problem getting in protein. I’m lacto-ovo, so I eat eggs and dairy (both high in protein) and I eat beans, nuts, peanut butter, soy … There’s a lot of protein in whole grains and some vegetables, too. You just have to read labels and know what you’re eating.

      I find that if I concentrate on eating as whole and healthy as possible, I get the nutrients I need. The one thing that’s an issue is iron. Most resources suggest strongly that vegetarians take a multi-vitamin with iron in it. Also, cooking in cast iron pans will cause iron to leach into your food (no taste) and so you get a little extra that way.

      Comment by Renee | November 19, 2010 | Reply


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