the results: day 1

The first half of my first day of vegan-only eating began slowly. I had breakfast planned but I was still undecided on lunch as I left for work. I decided to bring along with me some red pepper hummus and wheat pitas as snack or an option for lunch. After work I went shopping and picked up a good bit of fresh fruits and vegetables, dried beans, and some more grains. Here is what I ate for my first day:

Breakfast (~400 kcal)
1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Steel Cut Oats
2 tbs. Bob’s Red Mill Organic Golden Flaxseed Mill (added to oats)

Lunch (~460 kcal)
2 Wheat Pitas
2 tbs. Whole Foods Market Red Pepper Hummus
Two Roma Tomatoes

Afternoon Snack (100 kcal)
1 pack Raw Almonds

Dinner (~650 kcal)
Romaine lettuce salad with 1 tomato and 1 cup alfalfa sprouts
4 tbs. Maple Grove Farms Fat-Free Greek Dressing
1/2 cup Steamed Brussel Sprouts
1/2 cup Steamed Broccoli
1/2 cup Hodgson Mill Wheat Angel Hair Pasta
1/2 cup Newman’s Own Sockarooni Pasta Sauce

I ate about 1600 kcal and I was able to limit my fat consumption to 19% of my caloric intake. I want to keep it below 10% to stay in line with Dr. Esselstyn’s suggestion. The oats, pasta sauce and hummus made it difficult to really limit my fat consumption. Overall, even though I began the day without a clear plan on what I was going to eat, today’s eating ended in success. Today marked the first time I’ve cooked and ate wheat pasta. It’s not the best, but it certainly wasn’t unpleasant to eat. Tomorrow I’m going to make Kamut for breakfast in place of the oats. I’ve never had Kamut, so we’ll see how it goes.

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2 Responses to “the results: day 1”

  1. switchtorealfood Says:

    Looks like you hit the ground running. Don’t give up. I’ll be watching you. 🙂 and using some of your daily menus! I’ve got lunch down but never know what to have for dinner.

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