Ok, so this is my personal experiment... Please don't be too critical! I'm looking for tips on how to ease into the vegan lifestyle. I'm doing this to purely control my food quality intake. I currently eat like a typical American (fast food, over sized portions, etc.) Meat isn't a staple in my current diet, but I do eat a lot of dairy, bread, and sweets. My stomach is fairly sensitive and I'm hoping this diet will help. Keep in mind I don't typically post pictures of myself in underwear online. I'm well aware of being chubby. No need to point it out
Starting weight - 191.00
Height - 5'10
Current Activities - Running, Jiu-Jitsu, occasional kickboxing
I will have to transition into this lifestyle. Over the first week or so I'm planning on eating at least two vegan meals a day. While allowing myself one "free" meal a day. This will be my way to keep the convenience factor there while making the transition. Hopefully, this will be a temporary solution until I get a better idea on how to prepare vegan meals. I'm going to post weekly pictures and hopefully a daily diet log. Again, I think a vegetarian diet might not be quite the stretch for me. But I'm looking to really critique what is going in my body and want to give this a try.
My workout plan:
Monday - Jiu Jitsu
Tuesday - Jiu Jitsu / Run
Wednesday - Kick boxing / Jiu Jitsu
Thursday - Jiu Jitsu / Run
Friday - Jiu Jitsu
Saturday - Jiu Jitsu
Sunday - Long Run
-I'll be trying to do a little weight lifting as soon as some shoulder pain subsides.
-Drop 24 LBS
-Jiu-Jitsu tournament in April
-North Face Endurance Challenge - Ultra Marathon - 50 Miles in Washington DC - September (Already signed up)
What I would like from everyone:
-Any vegan diet tips
--What I should keep on hand
--QUICK meal ideas - This is going to be the hardest part for me. I have a fairly busy schedule and need some meals that I can prepare quickly.
-Any vitamin tips
--I currently take a fiber, fish oil, and glucosamine supplement
Thanks for reading!