A week after my birthday in October, a few ladies and I decided to go on a healthy eating challenge. I had been on a plant based challenge some time ago with my friend Ogechi when I lived in London so I knew what to expect. It was called the Carol Voderman Diet. I still probably have the old DVD video somewhere in my store. I knew this challenge was effective because of previous trials but like any challenge as soon as you go back to your previous eating, all your issues come rolling back. So I decided very quickly that even though this was a challenge for my girlfriends, it was something I wanted to do as a permanent way of life especially if I want to get rid of some stomach issues.
HOW HAS IT BEEN?
So far so good. After the initial two weeks of feeling deprived I honestly feel better. I don’t even want to put any unhealthy food in my stomach. My digestive system has never felt better. Everything moves hahaha. I have more energy and I am now able to add the fitness aspect to my lifestyle. When I first started, I felt sluggish but now my energy has really picked up. I am trying to challenge myself to do at least 10,000 steps 4 times a week. (Wish me favour hehehe)
WHAT’S MY ROUTINE
Aside from the food plant lifestyle I also decided to change my eating pattern. I follow what’s called Intermittent Fasting which means I start eating from about midday and have my last meal by 6pm. It just helps my digestive system and to be honest I am really not a breakfast person. So first thing in the morning after my quiet time I will drain one gallon of water with lemon. At midday I eat lunch and then a light dinner. I try to drink as much water as possible. My diet consists of several types of vegetables, pulses, salads, grains, oats, soya milk and sometimes fruits. Sometimes I have rice and pasta with lots of veggies. I’ve been experimenting a lot and my wok is now my best friend.
Because my plant based diet consists mainly of vegetables I rarely feel hungry. I don’t have sugar cravings. I don’t think about food the way I use to. My taste buds have changed and when I eat something really sweet it taste’s awful.
For the record, I am not a vegan. If I feel like eating chicken or fish I will do. I don’t have any restrictions on what I eat but I choose to make healthier choices so less meat. I do take vitamin B12 as a supplement. It’s recommended. Always consult with your doctor before you change your diet especially if you have medical challenges.
On this new lifestyle I rarely weigh myself or measure. I don’t want to become a slave to the scales but it’s only natural that the weight will come off just because one is eating more healthy. I am more concerned with a healthier lifestyle.
Stir fried Vegetables
1 tea spoon of Olive oil
1 tea spoon of sayo sauce
1/2 tea spoon of mixed seasoning including pepper
A variety of vegetable including onions and garlic
Heat the wok and add the oil and then throw all the vegetable into the wok and stir fry until cooked. Cooking time about 7 minutes.
I hope this information inspires someone to start eating more plant based foods. You will thank me later. Please leave a comment and do leave any questions. Thanks for stopping by.
With love always