13 in 13 January Goals Wrap Up – Going Mostly Vegan

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So my goal for January was to tackle my eating – curb my sugar addiction, work on figuring out how best to fuel myself, and try to lose some of the post holiday weight. January is over – how did I do?

  1. Gone mostly vegan. I kept this up all month – no meat at all, less than a dozen eggs all month, traces of butter and a few whey protein shakes. That’s it – I’m happy with how I did.
  2. Cut out sugar pretty much 100%. Did good here too – curbed my cravings with a little chocolate peanut butter, and a couple of chocolate (vegan) protein shakes. I did OK.
  3. Cut out most gluten. I definitely feel better when  I avoid gluten – I plan on keeping this up long term.

Overall, I’m really happy with how January went. I feel less bloated, I’ve definitely lost a few pounds, and I know I’m eating better. One interesting side effect is that I have almost entirely stopped tracking what I eat… but because I’ve eliminated almost all garbage foods, it doesn’t matter! Yes, you can eat too many nuts, but since I’ve cut out almost all processed foods, and am not eating meat, dairy/cheese/ice cream, I’m still steadily, consistently loosing a little weight while eating when I’m hungry. Score!

Th end result? I plan to continue eating this way the bulk of the time. I have no moral objections to eating meat, but for health reasons I do see the benefits of eating less meat and dairy. Ironically, for the first time ever Bruce’s bloodwork is showing elevated cholesterol too, so he’s cutting back a little too. So better for both of us to cut back!

 

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4 Responses to 13 in 13 January Goals Wrap Up – Going Mostly Vegan

  1. Carina says:

    Oooh, do some online research and then you’ll get all moral about it like me! Haha! So glad to hear it’s worked out for you. My brother in law is vegan by doctor’s orders (weight and cholesterol were dangerous) and it’s gone stunningly well for him over the last 2 years or so, but no matter how hard I try to convince him, I don’t think he’ll ever be a veg for moral reasons with me.

    • Kris says:

      You know, I’ve read/watched so many things about the food industry, but I guess because I grew up with relatives who had beef farms (I was even taken on a tour of their local slaughterhouse!), it just doesn’t bother me on a moral level. But it has been working for me, mostly – I’ve been fatigued for a couple of weeks, and in doing some research, it seems this is common… I’ll give it more time before I quit though. 🙂

  2. PlumPetals says:

    Looks like you did great this month! Good work 🙂

    • Kris says:

      Thanks! I’m actually really proud of myself – I really thought it would feel harder than it has been.

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