If you’re just joining us, here’s the first week.
It’s been a really easy adjustment for the most part. I’ve felt well most days, but I’ve still been having some troubles. I’m trying not to get discouraged as I’ve read it can take weeks to feel better from a diet change.
What I’ve been eating
Fruits and veggies… at an alarming rate.
Purple and yellow carrots, parsnips, squash and mushrooms. Add some tofu scramble (light firm tofu + Daiya mozzarella shreds) for good measure.
More stir-fry. This one with some crinkle cut baked potatoes and homemade hummus (garbanzo beans + tahini + lemon)
I’ve also been having a love-affair with these gluten-free, vegan waffles. They’re amazing. I have them with natural peanut butter and bananas.
I actually switched to them weeks ago as I found my stomach handled them much better than toast or regular waffles before a long run or race.
They were my secret weapon the morning of the Florida Beach Halfathon.
While I adjusted to the absence of gluten I found myself several times ravenous throughout the day. I read that it may happen but I was surprised at just how hungry I felt. I added tofu, peanut butter, hummus or nuts to just about every meal to balance protein and keep me full.
Eating at a restaurant (which believe it or not I’ve only done twice in three weeks) was interesting. Luckily both places I went had a great house salad and oil and vinegar for dressing.
What I’ve noticed
My skin is still all clear! That makes me so happy.
I track my meals in My Fitness Pal and have been able to meet my carb and protein requirements each day. I’ve been consuming more fats than before but I’m working to balance it all out. Nutrition seems to be one big balancing act.
I’ve noticed more energy during my workouts. It’s not as difficult as it’s been to get up at 5am to meet my trainer, run, or take a class at the gym.
I’ve also done several afternoon workouts without feeling like crap. It’s been a while since I felt well during an afternoon workout.
This weekend I hope to start branching out with a few new recipes. As much as I love sautéed veggies, I’m going to have to learn some other staples. I’m also attempting my first gluten-free vegan baking experiment. Wish me luck!
Any suggestions on eating at restaurants? Aside from playing the 20-questions game with the server, can anyone recommend some safe choices?