Day 5

***PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***

The inevitable happened today. I had a hard workout this morning and didn’t feel like putting in the effort for making my lunch for work. I grabbed a few veggies from the fridge, chopped them up, added nutritional yeast, and called it done. Five hours later when I finally got a lunch break, I was hungry again by the time I ate the last spinach leaf. Thankfully, I had some snacks to hold me over until I got home, but it just goes to show that you really need to pay attention to planning meals.

The same basic principles apply to every diet. You need fruits/veggies, a carb, and a protein in every meal. If not, not only are your depriving yourself of much needed nutrition and energy, you will quickly become fatigued or your blood sugar will drop very low, which is the exact opposite of what a vegan diet should do.

Being vegan is pretty easy once you get the hang of it, but never slack on health and getting a balanced diet every day. Use this helpful infographic to help plan your meals and make sure you’re getting all the nutrition you needs.

Food_Pyramid_Vegetarian_Food_Guide

Source: http://www.chooseveg.com/foodplate

Extra Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled (or unpeeled, if you like skin) and cut into wedges
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with tinfoil; place baking rack onto prepared baking sheet.
  3. Cut off the ends. Slice the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise, then cut each piece into wedges.
  4. Place the sweet potato wedges in a large bowl, then add in the olive oil, salt, sugar, seasoning, and black pepper. Mix well, making sure each wedge is coated with oil and spices.
  5. Arrange the sweet potato wedges in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until they’re well browned and crispy.

 

Daily Vitals

Weight: 211.2 lb (-2.2 change)

Fasting Blood Glucose Level: 107

Blood Pressure: 119/75

Resting Heart Rate: 89

Total Calorie Intake:xxxx       xxx/xx/xx*

*”Total Calories per Day”     “Carbs/Fat/Protein” The ultimate goal is 1800 calories per day with a macronutrient split of 225/60/90.

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