Saturday, January 22, 2011

#27: Results


As you guys may or may not remember, two weeks ago I decided to do the "Eat like a vegan for a week" challenge I put in my 101 in 1001 list. I tweeted about it a few times throughout the week, mostly about how much I wanted cheese (ah, cheese), but I was actually pleasantly surprised with the results.

By the end of the week, I felt much healthier than I had in a long time. It might have had something to do with mono finally ceasing it's constant attack on my body, but I also just felt like I had more energy.

I also learned to like soy milk, which is a huge thing for me as I'm lactose intolerant. I learned to like more fruits as well (grapefruit! grapes! bananas!) and experimented with a few fun recipes.

Stepped on the scale at the end of the week and noticed I lost five pounds, which I'm going to go ahead and take as a good sign. That also really surprises me, I didn't see that coming! Though, I guess since most of the junk food I eat is animal product-based (anything with dairy in it), that's not that surprising. That being said, I'm SO HAPPY I can have chocolate again (eating a york peppermint patty as I type this!).

It's been a week since the end of that challenge. In that time, I've noticed myself craving meat less (though I do still eat it, because meat is good) and craving fruit and veggies more. I'm never going to go all-out vegan again -- It's too hard, I missed cheese way too much -- but I see myself making healthier choices at home, perhaps eating more vegetarian like here and only really eating lots of meat when out. Also, trying to be a vegan in restaurants is a pain in the ass. I mean, how do you full time guys do it?

If you're ever looking for a good body cleanse, I would recommend this one. It makes you feel healthier, you'll probably lose weight, and when you tell people what you're doing they'll say, "SERIOUSLY? THAT'S SO COOL."

Up next on accomplishing my list? Starting a yoga class Monday, going to Montreal Wednesday, the LSAT on February 12th, leaving for China May 20th. Live Free and Do Epic Shit.


  1. Congrats on completing that challenge! Wow.. I don't think I could have done it! I can't help you on the vegan in a restaurant, but I have a friend who is vegetarian and that is pretty easily accomplished in restaurants. When we would all go out for burgers, we would go to Red Robin because they will substitute a garden burger or Boca burger patty for the beef in any of their signature burgers. And just an FYI- even though I am not a vegetarian at all- I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Morningstar Farms southwest blackbean burgers. I eat them just because I like them. Yummy!

  2. AWESOME and good for you!!

    i'm glad you are doing all these cool things :)


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