A and i are attempting a vegan lifestyle!
after an informative conversation with some vegan activists in Brighton and trying some of their homemade vegan freebies (pizza, banana bread etc.) we knew taste wouldn’t be an issue. 😛 on the coach back, watching the film ‘Vegan 2017’ helped us to finally make our decision. we’ve wanted to give veganism a try for a while, so thought, what better time to start than the present?
breakfast was a nākd bar each (orange flavoured for me, cocoa mint for A), and we snacked on some mango and strawberry Yo-Yos (cold pressed fruit rolls) a little later on.
i went to meet A on her lunch break at uni, and we found ourselves at a little café called The Greenhouse. we both went for a ‘Veganuary Sandwich’ - roasted veg, red onions, mushrooms, avocado and pesto all inside warm, fresh bread. 🥪 unknown café, unknown food amounts, unknown calories…but do you know what we DID know? how GOOD IT IS TO EAT GOOD FOOD.
we had our usual Costa favourite afterwards, a coconut milk chai latte. ️ perfect. dinner was a brand new food - Bol. they’re these vegan ready pots; mine was Mexican Sweet Potato Chilli and A’s was Sri Lankan Sambar. seasoned with a bit of tobasco and mixed herbs, they were delicious.
desert was Alpro chocolate pudding so smooth and creamy!
we snacked on lots of fruit today too. as always, we ended the day with a hot drink.
i’ve come to understand that having an interest (obsession 😑) with food doesn’t have to revolve around numbers…we can enjoy ourselves by looking not for low calorie foods, but plant based ones. not “safe” restaurants, but vegan ones. and so on.
we’re only trialing for now and there’s no pressure on either of us to stick to it if we feel it isn’t working. however, i must say that this is probably one of the healthiest, most satisfying, recovery win days we’ve had - and i know A can agree.
(is anyone else vegan? we’d love some recipe ideas, tips and advice ) #edrecovery #anarecovery #miarecovery #anorexiarecovery #bulimiarecovery #edwarrior #recovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #food #anorexia #bulimia #edfamily #vegan #veganuary #healthy #nakd #samosa #bol #mexican #avocado #sandwich #cafe - 19 hours ago