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Day 9 - Vegan Junkfood


There are MANY Vegan Junk food options out there. There is actually an entire store devoted to it in Portland which we've mentioned before Food Fight. I've had the vegan gummy bears, ice cream, chocolate cookies, skittles and beer - what am I doing?! I dont even like skittles! I decided to become vegan not for the junkfood, but for the healthy benefits.

Believe it or not, I think I've eaten more empty calories in the past week than I have in months. My meals have been very well balanced with veggies, protein, fiber, and healthy fats, but it is those sweet treats and microbrews that win me over. I started Weight Watchers 3 months ago and I have been continually tracking my food with the point system all weight watchers love and hate. The program is not a diet, but a way of living. This has been a great experience and essentially has led me to going beyond watching portions and calories, to the point where I want to become a Vegan. This was a big step that I was so proud of and suddenly I feel like I'm going backwards. Ive gotten wrapped up in the novelty of these items that one would never think are Vegan. Ive quickly learned that Vegan does not equal healthy. It's as simple as that.

I can live a vegan lifestyle and take awesome care of my body, but only if I keep measuring my portions, minimizing the sweets, avoiding carb overloads, and knowing that a healthy entree is always better than tasty beer. This week Im starting with a fresh outlook.



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