The night before the challenge begun, I totally over did it on the animal products. I normally don't eat like this but for some reason, my brain, or my stomach, or maybe they were both in cahoots, thought it was a good idea to pig out (no pun intended).
So, for my last meal, I had chocolate biscuits, half a block of milk chocolate (i usually eat dark so go figure), 3 slices of orange and almond cake, avocado and cheese toasties and a magnum almond.
well, let's just say that the churning in my stomach at bed time was not pleasant. a few trips to the loo, a stench that would make a tip employee wince and a belly that looked 5 months pregnant was enough to tell me that I had chosen the wrong foods to eat.
this is important because:
1. having been preparing myself for the challenge for the last month, i have been staying away from dairy and eggs so I know for a fact that it was all the dairy that did this to me.
2. listening to your body and how it feels after you consume food is important. take note for next time.
3. although my partner is not keen on my vegan quest, i bet he'll love not having to deal with the constant aroma i was creating.
I don't think this challenge will be that difficult but I could be wrong. The main drive for me to do this is to eat clean, eat fresh and be creative. So i've decided that instead of focusing on the things I can't eat, I'll focus on the things I can. I'm not really into the bastardisation of food so products like not-bacon or meat-free meat are really not my thing. I think that would be such a contradiction - eating food that is highly processed when you are meant to be eating clean. doesn't make sense.
So let's dive in to day 1.