It seems that you are going through a hard time, I guess being vegan is also dealing with difficulties and trying to find out how to overcome them, without harming animals when we can... so keep going and let us know!!
It's so stale! I can only eat brown rice, black beans, and broccoli so many times a week. Without soy, I'm down to PBJ Sandwiches, beans and pasta, beans and rice, oatmeal, whole grain bagels, and brussel sprouts/broccoli. I've been cheating with the occasional Clif bar, but I'm not having too much fun with the Avi diet here. I don't care at all for meat, but I'm craving milk and cheese pretty badly. I've always ate my beans, rice, and grains, but dammit soy milk was a big part of my diet. I was and I'm a still a big sucker for soy milk; I prefer to drink my protein on days my appetite is not there. It's a super easy way to get my daily protein, and I need it in my cereal and oats. It's also great for cutting which I'm pretty perplexed how to do now. How can a non-soy eating vegan cut and lose fat when all of his protein sources come from high carb foods. How the hell did Avi cut down to low bf levels?
- You didn't mention any of the protein powders
(rice, pea, hemp, sun warrior, vega,...)?
- What about rice/almond/hemp/quinoa/oat-milks
when you are craving?
- Isn't it possible to do more cardio to cut?
- What about all the other variety of beans, chickpeas, lentils... to bring some diversity to your diet?
- Isn't millet, quinoa, buckwheat, spelt, amaranth helpful when bored with brown rice?
- Do you find ways to spice up your food and enjoy it?
- Where are you in bodybuilding, what are your goals?
My priority is not to harm anyone. So if it's hard on me, or my bodybuilding performances, I'll try to get over it and find a way to make it work, despite the limitations, when I can. And I wouldn't count on milk, it's not mine to have anyway! In the very last resort, many chickens need to be rescued. Eating the white of their eggs will not harm them as long as you provide to their needs for as long as they live, but it's such a big engagement and I my point is also to show that we don't need it in general...
Hope you'll find your way!!