The first thing I noticed, and this was significant for me, but omitting dairy helped me to breathe better. I no longer had sinus congestion or that chronic "ah-hem" in my throat.
Also, eating several small portions throughout the day(vegan, vegetarian, or not)will jump start your metabolism.
Ok, now for the real reason I wanted to talk about this today. There are some great products/foods that we eat all the time even though I don't always follow the first two things I mentioned.
I've always been a fan of Kashi, but when I backslide it's not the first thing that I reach for, however; the Kashi Blueberry cereal is really really yummy(even for the non-dieter) I find myself eating it for a snack/dessert after dinner. It's a great fix for that sweet tooth you may have.
Another great product is EVOL burritos. It's Love backwards! These are so tasty. They come in chicken and shredded beef. Both are excellent. http://evolfoods.com/
We discovered these recently, after returning to eating meat. They are simple and easy to bring for work!
Speaking of burritos, for a vegetarian option, I love Cedar Lane's veggie and couscous!
|Low Fat Couscous and Vegetable Veggie Wraps|
|Serving Size 1 wrap (170g)|
|Servings per Container 1|
|Amount Per Serving:|
|Calories 220 Calories from Fat 30|
% Daily Value*
% Daily Value*
|Total Fat 3g|| |
|Total Carb. 36g|| |
|Saturated Fat 0g|| |
|Dietary Fiber 3g|| |
|Trans Fat 0g||Sugars 2g|
|Cholesterol 0mg|| |
|Sodium 580mg|| |
|Vitamin A|| |
|Vitamin C|| |
| Iron || |
Lastly, Morning Star veggie breakfast sausages are delicious. http://www.morningstarfarms.com/product_detail.aspx?id=355
So anyway, even though we aren't vegan, we still love these foods. Some day we'll get out act together and make a permanent change for the better. Until then, everything in moderation! Happy eating, everyone!