Saturday, 18 January 2014

I Cracked........

Yep its confession time..........I cracked........An egg!
As I mentioned in my last post I have been really suffering with exercise soreness since starting Veganuary which I can only blame on not getting enough protein into my diet and by Thursday this week I had had enough so I reintroduced eggs into my diet and you know what? I feel so much better! I did two weeks vegan and I am going to continue to eat the same now but with eggs in the plan also. Its funny because I know the idea of this challenge is to make people realise that going Vegan is doable and you can eat really well but for me it has made me realise that I really do enjoy eating some meats and I can't live without eggs! I am sure there are some people that will read this and think I have failed but hey ho you some you lose some : )


I am back to my usual eggs for breakfast, this was grated carrot, parsnips and eggs topped with almond butter and a side of cucumber. This meal was so filling another thing I love about eggs!


Now this plate of awesomeness is was vegan : )
Steamed veggies with pesto and cashews, I had forgotten how much I love bamboo shoots until I chopped this down, so good! 


More eggs today, this time with mushrooms and cucumber. 

Other than the news of my weakness for eggs this has been an uneventful week some highs and some lows, I am hoping next week makes up for this one! 

Have a great rest of your weekend peeps x x

Question:

Would you crack?

16 comments:

  1. You did well.I think your body tells you what you need sometimes and it is best to listen!

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    1. Thank you, yep listening to the body is definitely important!

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  2. I actually was a vegetarian for about 3 years, and then when I started ramping up my exercise and weight training, I quit being a vegetarian and I have no looked back. I don't think my body would handle a vegan or vegetarian diet with the type of training I do, but when I do scale back on workouts, then I'll change my diet according to how my body feels!

    I do love eggs though, I don't know if I could ever give those up :)

    Have a great day

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    1. Great to know I am not alone! I not of lots of vegan athletes but I am pretty sure they are able to eat pulses etc... I will continue eating like this for January but come Feb it's all about just eating clean and healthy with added meat now again

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  3. You have to do what is right for you body. Everyone is different. I was vegetarian for more than 10 years but I felt low energy and was getting migraines all the time, so I introduced chicken and fish back into my diet and I felt much better.

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    1. Thank you yep I definitely feel better!

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  4. Awww bless you. I think it's right to give your body what it needs. You did well to go without eggs for so long considering you love them so much.

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    1. Ha my body definitely needs eggs!

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  5. You did the right thing Tam, no biggies.
    The ability to comprise is the success of any dietary regimen, being too rigid about is the recipe for failure imho

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  6. I don't think you failed at all. I think you've given things a good try and realised that it would be silly to put yourself through something that you really didn't enjoy without amending it slightly to your own preferences. I've heard that the vegan diet can make people really tired and they feel like they lose a lot of strength :-S I just couldn't give up meat!

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    1. Thank you, I do believe when you are not restricted the vegan diet is an amazing way of eating and you can train to be an athlete eating this way. For me it just wasn't working and I am happy to admit that!

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  7. I'd definitely crack and am amazed you've made it this far!
    And it's definitely right to listen to what your body wants :)

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    1. Thanks, and yep definitely listening!

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  8. Good for you listening to your body, I 'cracked' a good couple of years ago and never looked back!

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