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Healthy lifestyle, vegan

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Floris, May 17, 2017.

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    Floris

    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    I've had a sensitive stummy when I try to figure out what I can eat in a way that's better. Making it all less fun.

    But some days I am really healthy with what I eat, quite an improvement. Other days I realise how bad I am at telling myself no. I really have to pick this up again - not having someone here as a partner telling me no, makes it mentally a lot harder than I thought it would be.

    I try to snack less, but stress and depression make it a mental struggle. Life's tough like that, and unfair. Why isn't it like : you are super stressed, you really want to eat a carrot and drink water.. instead.
     
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    Joan Don't Blink Donator

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    Portion sizes are a struggle too, I have enough food for three meals, but no, I eat too much of it that it barely goes for two meals!

    Having to log the food though is helping with that, who knew that one little Roses chocolate was 50 calories!
     
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    Maybe I should gamify it, set a challenge of $5 a day for food, and go get it, and try to have left overs for a midnight snack.
    So I get cheaper food, save up money, portion things better, and reward with bits of leftover.
     
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    As long as you don't fall into the processed food trap buying cheaper foods.

    I try to challenge myself to, once a month, make something new. The last few months it's been from veg that has been grown at my mother's, so a courgette loaf and beetroot brownies, apples are starting to fall so going to make apple cake or scones. I cut and freeze it, so that I can have one portion a day.
     
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    I've been getting less and less processed food over the years, thankfully there are a lot of local farmers here, :)
     
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    I'm hosting a vegan Christmas dinner for a few friends in December, this is my current dinner plan:

    https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/vegan-christmas-wreath
    https://www.skinnytaste.com/roasted-brussels-sprouts-and-butternut-squash/
    https://veganhuggs.com/vegan-sourdough-bread-stuffing/ - Not sure about this onehttp://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/vegetable-toad-hole?xid=NL_DAILY052215ToadInTheHole but with vegan yorkshire pudding: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/vegan-yorkshire-puddings
    https://shortgirltallorder.com/vegan-caramelized-onion-mashed-potatoes
    Plus vegan gravy, and roast potatoes.

    Oreo cheesecake for dessert.

    Edit: Paxo is vegan, not going to make stuffing!
     
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