Has it really been a month since I've been vegetarian? Holy guacamole!
HAPPY MONTHIVERSARY TO ME!
I can't even tell you how easy this month has been. Of course I struggle a bit here-and-there, but this overall experience has been far easier than I thought it would. I am also at an advantage because I've always loved plant-based foods, I am not a picky eater, and I love cooking.
For the 'Make March Better' fitness challenge, I have adjusted my diet. Not only do I care about what I put in my body, but what I am doing to my body. I am trying to get as strong and muscular as I was when I was powerlifting, so I am tracking my macros and I am playing around with the IIFYM diet for the time being.
Where I am getting my protein sources?
Primarily from egg whites and whole eggs. I am also eating various processed veggie products to get my protein like veggie burgers, hot dogs, and meatless crumbles.
What have I changed in my diet?
Since I am trying to get stronger, I have increased my carbs and calories. I realized that since changing my diet, I wasn't eating nearly enough. I think sometimes we forget that if we're eating mostly a plant-based diet, those foods are usually low in calories. And we might not getting enough of those calories to help meet certain goals (or to even function properly as a human being).
Anyway, I feel MUCH better. Before I was feeling very sluggish, tired, and just "out of it." Low calories and restricting my carbs was the problem. But no worries, diet has been adjusted! And I feel like I have so much energy, I am more productive, and I feel stronger. My performance at the gym has definitely improved.
I GET TO EAT SO MUCH MORE FOODS AND THIS MAKES ME SO EXCITED!
Here's What I've Eaten This Week:
This is how a lot of meals look like right now. I eat a cup of egg whites for breakfast, and also for dinner if I need to catch up on my protein.
TRYING TO GET STROONGG! NEED FOODZ!