My 5-days Vegetarian Diary

So I have been trying to eat healthy and becoming a mostly vegetarian. I have liked meat all my life, but recently, I have been enjoying vegetables more than meat. So I thought I would try to become a semi-vegetarian for five days (almost a week!). Join me in my journey in becominga mostly vegetarian and living a semi-Vegetarian lifestyle.

Day I

Breakfast
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Breakfast was pretty easy because my usual breakfast consists of either Peanut butter toast with coffe or Uncle Tobys Wholegrain museli bars with coffee. Today I had Peanut Butter on Turkish with a cup of coffee. Coffee is made with skim milk but I am not going to fuss about it.

Lunch
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For lunch, I brought my own lunch from home rather than eating out. I find it easier to stick to my diet plan this way. I had an Indian curry with chickepeas and potatos with white rice. It was yummy and filling. See who told you you need meat to feel full. I didn’t even realise that I didn’t have any meat for lunch.

Snack
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I had some jelly babies for an afternoon snack. This was just to keep my sugar level up and to avoid feeling dizzy before dinner time.

Dinner
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For dinner, I made one of the recipes from this ebook (Quick Easy Chinese Vegetarian Cooking). The book contains many chinese vegetarian recipes (275 page cookbook). I chose Kung Po Chicken, and the recipe tells u exactly how to have the chicken taste without using an actual chicken. It is the Chinese secret of preparing vegetarian meat (not real meat, but just as good). I have to say I was pretty impressed with the taste and look of my Kung Po Vegetarian Chicken. If you are thinking of becoming a vegetarian for a long time, I highly recommend this ebook. It is a must have in a Vegetarian kitchen.

Day II

Breakfast
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Today, I had Uncle Tobys’ Wholegrain museli bars with Yoghurt top. I know Yoghurt is produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. But like I said earlier, I wasn’t going to make a fuss about milk or diary products just yet. My intention was to become a semi-Vegetarian, not a full vegan. This website has a good explanation of different types of vegetarians and what they eat and what they don’t. According to that website, I am more of a Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian than a Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian.

Lunch
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Lunch was, once again, brought from home. It was a sandwich, with lettuce, onion, tomato, cheese with brown bread. Preparing this type of sandwich is pretty easy, it’s just the same way as how you’d make chicken or bacon or turkey sandwich but without the meat.

Snack
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For afternoon snack, I had 2 whole grain rice cakes with a thin spread of jam. This is definitely one the vegetarians snacks that is not only easy to make but also delicious.

Dinner
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Dinner was Spiced lentil and vegetable soup served with bread. It was hearty and delicious. Recipe is from taste website. I made a lot of it so I could take some to work tomorrow.

Day III

Breakfast
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Breakfast was the usuals. Coffee and peanut butter on turkish. Being a creature of habit, I am finding this diet so easy to follow.

Lunch
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I had the leftover from yesterday. Spiced lentil and vegetable soup. I should have brought more soup because I was still a bit hungry even after I had finished my lunch.

Snack
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Too busy at work so no snack.

Dinner
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We had takaway pizzas for dinner tonight. I ordered a vegetarian pizza with basil, eggplant, capsicum and mushrooms. It was so yummy I even didn’t realise that there was no meat in it.

Day IV

Beakfast
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Breakfast was a cup of coffee and Uncle Tobys’ Yoghurt Bar.

Lunch
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Team Lunch today at work and we went to a Thai restaurant. I ordered a vegetarian Pad Thai. It tastes almost the same as chicken Pad Thai but instead of chicken, there was tofu and beancurds. I used to hate tofu when I was young, but I am starting to enjoy it. I still cannot imagine eating just tofu by itself, but when it’s mixed with noodles and other vegetables, it isn’t too bad.

Snack
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Lunch was a cup of tea with some nuts and dried fruits. I bought a Fruit & Nut Snack Mix from cafe this morning and it is pretty good. Nuts give you protein that you need because almost all types of nuts are rich in protein.

Dinner
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Dinner was Red Chili Bok Choy with white rice using the recipe from the Chinese Vegetarian recipes ebook. I followed the recipe exactly and made 3 servings so I could take the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. It was so quick and easy to make. When you are on any kind of diet, it is important to pack your own lunch so you don’t have to run around at lunch time trying to find what you can have.

Day V

Breakfast
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I had Banana muffin and coffee. I got the Banana muffin from cafe, so I don’t exactly know what is in there, but I am sure there was no meat. Eggs are ok by me.

Lunch
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Lunch was the leftover Red Chili Bok Choy. It tasted even better today or maybe I was too hungry. I had meeting from 11:00am to 1:00pm so I was starving comes lunch time. And I sort of wishes how good it would be to have some meat with Bok Choy. It is funny how our brains work. When I am not starving, I do not miss meat at all and I am happy just to have veges but when I am starving, I wish I could have some meat in my meal.

Snack
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No snack today because I had late lunch.

Dinner
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The last day of my Vegetarian diet. But it doesn’t mean I am going to have steak for dinner tonight. I decided to use another recipe from Chinese Vegetarian recipes ebook because I was very impressed with how the meals turned out for the previous 2 dishes that I cooked using the recipes from the book. I made Braised Lion Head or also known as Braised Giant Meatball. And obiviously, the meatballs are not made using the real meat, but it is made with vegetarian meat (tofu, flour, etc).

I have a weigh-in the day after my diet and I have lost 1.6kg. It is not so much, but it is not too bad because I didn’t starve myself and I was still eating healthy (maybe even healthier than before). And I think I can do this vegetarian diet 3 – 4 days a week. It is good for your health and I will still be having meat in my meal 3 days a week so I won’t have lack of iron or protein in my body. If you have done a vegetarian diet, or if you are doing one now, share with us in the comments below.

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