However, when eating a Whole Food Plant Based Diet, it's not about what foods you are NOT eating, it's about all the foods you WILL be eating. IT'S NOT JUST LETTUCE!! Although, green leafy vegetables are superfoods, literally. I eat huge salads everyday, usually twice a day. But, there is a plethora of vegetables, fruits, beans and whole-grains out there. Don't focus on the food you are not eating, (along with all the cholesterol and saturated fat it comes packaged with), and focus on all the Whole Foods with their vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants you will be feeding your body with. Try at least one new recipe a day (if time permits), and you will realize what you have been missing!
OK, so Day 15 menu looks like this:
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Fig and Mint
Lunch: Leftover chickpea salad rolls
Snack: Orange slices
Dinner: Tempeh Sloppy Joes and summer pasta with bean salad, fresh tomatoes and basil
Mix and match menus if there is something you don't like. replace it with something else. If you don't like the fig and mint, substitute it for some other fruit you have on hand, or just add some cinnamon and honey. But if you never tried something, how do you know you don't like it?? If you don't have time to make one of the suggested recipes, just make a huge salad with peppers, onions, mushrooms, scallions, tomatoes, carrots, black beans or chickpeas, or any beans. Or, mix together different kinds of beans with onions, corn, chopped peppers, etc., and mix with salsa. Put everything over greens...how easy is that! Just keep looking for ideas and once you try different things, you will come up with your own favorite recipes.
So, keep drinking water....don't stop...remember, drinking all that water helps to burn calories while we are at rest...research shows 25% more calories burned. Do some sort of exercise today for 30 minutes, a brisk walk is all you need to do to fulfill that requirement!!
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