Dear Clients, Friends and Family,
We thought it would be cool for you to see a Day-in-the-Life of a Vegan, one of our trainers Ted Schatz, who has been living this lifestyle a lot longer than me. I don't want you to think my Vegan diet is 'Ideal' - I'm definitely fumbling along as I try to figure this out and getting tons of great tips from all of you that I want to continue to share over this month. I think it will be very interesting for you to compare the differences in quantity of food intake for Ted compared to me.
So here is Ted's Food Intake for the day. Note, all fruits and veggies for Ted are usually organic.
Breakfast- 2 cups Natures Path Organic Optimum Performance cereal, 2tbs Macnarthas organic almond butter, 1/2 cup Good Karma organic original Rice milk, 2 cups of organic fair trade coffee 4tbs Good Karma Chocolate Rice milk in coffee
Snack- 2 small apples, 1 bannana and 2 clementine oranges
Lunch- Hummus Light Meal / Jeruselum Cafe (1 cup hummus, 3 peices of Pita Bread, Salsa, Red and Green Cabbage)
Snack 2- Small apple, Banana, Handfull Raw almonds
Dinner- Stir fried veggies (Red peppers, Green peppers, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Carrots) 2 cups cooked Organic Jasmine Rice
Dessert- 1/2 cup Luna and Larry's coconut milk Dark Chocolate ice cream
Exercise- 1 hour Indo-Row plus various lifting throughout the day
Okay, now here's my intake for the day:
Breakfast: 1 cup of Organic Granola and Almond Cereal, Rice Milk, Organic banana
Snack: Organic Pear
Lunch: Whole Wheat Burrito - Rice, Beans, Veggies
Snack: Organic Veggies, Organic Tortilla Chips & Hummus
Dinner: Brown Rice, Peppers, Organic Beans and Tofu Cream - This was super simple and actually quite yummy. I got home at 8:15pm and was pretty hungry but I had to get the kids ready for bed so I didn't have a ton of time. I had purchased those Minute Brown Rice Instant Cups and all I had to do was put it in the microwave for 1 minute..hey, it was only a minute and there's really not a ton of other stuff in it. Then I warmed up some beans and cut up some peppers. I mixed it together and started eating it but it was pretty boring and bland even for me. So I grabbed a tablespoon of Tofu Sour Cream and mixed it in and it made the world of difference and instantly became super yummy! Took about 2 minutes to prepare. Quick and easy is key for me!
Desert: Soy Chocolate Pudding. This is my new favorite treat. I like it better than normal Chocolate Pudding! Delicious treat!
Exercise: 30 minute run and 1 hour Muscle/Cardio
I love how there are so many options for Organic Fruits and Veggies now. I shop at Fred Meyers and it seems like just recently the variety of Organic options is so much greater. I want to thank all of you who have been eating and demanding organic from the mainstream grocery stores for a long time because you have paved the way and made it easier for the rest of us. Soon everything will be organic and local will be the norm!
Yours in health and fitness,