Day 3 of Veggie Diet

I admit, I cheated a little bit today. At lunch, I had a small bag of Famous Amos cookies and for dinner, I had Wedding Soup (obviously, it contains tiny meatballs). Even so, I am human; I am not perfect. Tomorrow will be a more focus and disciplined day! Otherwise, everything’s going well with my vegetarian diet! I feel as if I have more energy than usual (always a plus)! Also, I feel good about myself and I feel good about helping conserve the environment’s resources.

Day 3: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Breakfast: Quick Date-Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal (from Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Life Cookbook)

4 Prunes

1 small cup of Silk Vanilla Soy Milk

Lunch: Cranberry Juice

2 slices of Radicchio Pizza (The Kind Life Cookbook)

1 serving of Apple Sauce

1 small bag of Famous Amos Chocolate Chip cookies

Dinner: 2 servings of Wedding Soup

2 pieces of sourdough bread

1 cup of Silk Vanilla Soy Milk

Snack: 1 Squirt (Pop)
1 Cup of Green Tea (two packs of Sugar-in-the-Raw and NO HONEY!)

Rock on, foodies!

Ciao Bella!

Day 2 of the Veggie Diet

Day two and going strong! One of the things I love about this diet: I’m learning how to cook in the process! It’s not as hard (or scary) as I thought (lol).

Day Two- Food Diary: March 29, 2011:

Breakfast: Quick Date-Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
(from Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Life Cookbook)

4 Prunes

1 small cup of Silk Vanilla Soy Milk

Lunch: Cranberry Juice

1 serving of Apple Sauce

½ Breakfast Burrito (Soft Tortilla, eggs, cheese and red peppers)

Dinner: 1 serving of Hot Rice with Cold Lemon, Tomato and Basil
(The Kind Life Cookbook)

1 cup of Silk Vanilla Soy Milk

Dessert: Rice Dream Mint Chocolate Non-Dairy Pie

Snack: Small bowl of Chex Mix

1 Squirt (Pop)


Goodnight fellow foodies and cheers!

Hello world!

Hello world! You may call me “L” and this is my blog!  I am working in the marketing field full-time, while pursuing a Masters of Professional Writing through Chatham University on a part-time basis. Right now, I am enrolled in a technical writing and editing class. As part of the class, we have to write a final paper on a topic of interest. I have been intrigued by vegetarianism for quite some time now. Thus, I decided to make vegetarianism my final project topic. I will be researching the history of vegetarianism, the different types of vegetarians and vegetarianism’s social, economical, moral and political significance. In addition, I will be keeping a food journal of my vegetarian eats as well as creating an instruction manual on how to prepare each recipe. So, here goes my 3-week challenge: to eat and live like a vegetarian!

I decided to pursue vegetarianism for a few reason. First, it seems really interesting! Second, I said I would and now I am finally doing it! Third, I wish to live a healthier lifestyle. I’m not going to life, I’m cute, but I could stand to lose about 44 lbs. In addition, my body mass index is at 31 and it should be at 24. Also, I need to make sure I keep my blood sugar at a normal number. About a year ago, I had “abnormal” blood sugar (between normal and diabetes). Now, my blood sugar is back to where it needs to be. Even so, I need to make sure it stays there. I have a relative who lives with Diabetes. I don’t think I could stick a needle in myself everyday and I know I couldn’t give up some of my favorite foods.

According to the research I’ve done, a vegetarian diet helps lower your body mass index to a normal rate, reduces your risk for heart disease, reduces your risk for diabetes and lowers your cholesterol. This is great news!

So, here I go with my vegetarian experiment; onto a healthier lifestyle!

Today’s Food Journal:

Breakfast: 1 small cup of 2% Reduced Fat Vitamin D Milk

1 Banana

8 Strawberries

8 Blueberries

Lunch: 1 Chicken Quesadilla (Chicken, Cheese, Black Beans, Rice)

1 Glass of Mango Juice

Dinner: 2 slices of Radicchio Pizza (taken from Alicia Silverstone’s Book, The Kind Life)

Dessert: 1 Chocolate Bar from France

Snack: 1 Cup of Mango Juice

2 Cups of Silk Vanilla Soy Milk

Happy blogging, fellow foodies!

CHEERS!