one-week-diet

for now I'm just going to reverse this over and over.

Monday: Eat all the vegetables I want, and a portion of fruit(no bananas). Drink lots of water, and only water.

Tuesday: Just eat vegetables and drink water.

Wednesday: Eat all the fruit and veggies I want. Drink lots of water.

Thursday: Eat 5 bananas and drink 5 glasses of milk

Friday: 4-3 oz of chicken or substitute with fresh veggies

Saturday: 4-3 oz of beef or substitute with fresh veggies

Sunday: Fast

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Diet Blog: A One-Week Lacto Vegetarian Experiment (1 of 2)

DAY 1


Breakfast:
unsweetened 2% yogurt, raspberries, granola, almonds

Lunch:
whole-wheat bread, hummus, carrot sticks

Dinner:
tofu rice bowl (tofu, rice, shredded cabbage, tahini, teriyaki sauce)

Excitements levels for this day were very high. I’ve never really gone a full week without meat before and it’s surprisingly a lot more difficult than I thought it’d be. For one I kept finding my eye drifting to meats that I prepared for the other people in the house. I think the one who came up with this tofu rice bowl may have been overly ambitious in regards to how much protein a dish needs. This is a huge amount of protein and I ended up foisting the rest of this on my brother because I’m not really in the business of forcing myself to eat things.


DAY 2

Breakfast:
chocolate and peanut butter overnight oats
(unsweetened cocoa powder, peanut butter, maple syrup, instant oats, yogurt)

Lunch:
carrot and onion miso soup with vegetarian dashi, rice

Dinner:
tofu potstickers (tofu, carrot, water chestnut, napa cabbage)

The miso soup, while delicious was not very filling at all and I ended up snacking on crackers half-way through the day. But apparently this is a good thing as we should all be eating more meals per day?

Known forever to me as the night I made 52 potstickers. Half are pork for the carnivores in this family and the other half are filled with tofu. No one could really tell the difference. Success? The dipping sauce takes two minutes to put together and who doesn’t love that? (Also dark glutinous rice vinegar is perfect with this.)


DAY 3

Breakfast:
pear and osmanthus overnight oats
(chopped pear, chopped walnuts, osmanthus sugar, instant oats, yogurt)

Lunch:
whole wheat bread, hummus

Dinner:
steamed tofu, rice, spicy cucumber salad

Pear and osmanthus sugar are a lovely combination. My breakfast is actually already lacto-vegetarian to begin with normally and I just continued it this entire week. It almost feels like cheating but surely not? I have a very large container of hummus and I’m determined to finish it even if it means emptying this house of things to dip into it.


DAY 4

Breakfast:
plain 2% yogurt, banana

Lunch:
somen noodles with vegetarian mentsuyu dipping sauce, cold tofu

Dinner:
tomato and chickpea curry, rice

Not a very productive day in general, unfortunately. Tomato and chickpea curry (from the Oui, Chef Blog) is delicious and makes tons of leftovers.


DAY 5

Breakfast:
chocolate and raspberry overnight oats
(unsweetened cocoa powder, frozen raspberries, instant oats, maple syrup, yogurt)

Lunch:
tomato and chickpea curry, rice

Dinner:
Pasta with cherry tomatoes, capers and parmesan cheese

My breakfast is ridiculously decadent. I rationalize this by pointing you back to Day 4. Lunch is leftovers. At this point, I was finally finished my box of tofu and celebrated with a vegetarian pasta dish.

(On to Part 2 for the wrap-up, the potsticker recipe and, of course, references.)