My first time around as a vegan, my problem was that I was extremely lazy about it. My diet consisted mostly of Subway, the Amy's brand frozen meals, pasta, and corn and bean salad. First of all, that v-e-r-y boring, and second...it's not all that healthy. I mean, it wasn't the worst diet ever, but it certainly wasn't the best. So this time, I'm going to cook my meals as much as I can, and put variety into them. I have a billion cookbooks to experiment with, and I've begun compiling recipes online and then writing them down. I've started referring to this as my vegan Bible. I'm going to use mostly fresh foods, and I'm so excited just thinking about it! This is definitely a lifestyle choice I want to stick with.
I'm getting ahead of myself though. I've been researching different detoxes, to rid my body of toxins. I've finally settled on one I think will work for me. Starting tomorrow, I'll be going on a 7 day smoothie detox. That's right, nothing but smoothies for seven whole days! I really have been wanting to do a detox to flush out all of the toxins from my system. It'll leave me feeling refreshed and renewed... which is exactly what I need. I want to start completely over, because although I've been vegan for a week now, I'm still feeling sluggish and weighed down from the dairy products. The smoothie detox is easy on the system, and consists of drinking 3-5 smoothies per day. I found a whole list of delicious smoothies to choose from, and they each benefit your body in some way. I mean heck, I found one that uses beta-carotene from carrots and oranges as a natural self tanner. Heck yeah! My mom said it's like a tanning bed, but from the inside and minus the cancer. I'll take it.
Sorry to go all hippie on you, but GMO's are a big no-no. Just watch the video yourself, and hopefully it'll spark some curiosity about what you're putting into your body. People always say to me, "Sophie, please don't tell me why you're vegan. Because then I might have to change the way I eat, and I don't want to do that" I usually keep my mouth shut about it, so this is weird for me. But I figure I need to get my thoughts about veganism, organic foods, and GMO's out SOMEWHERE. But trust me, I could go into a lot more detail than I already have. But usually I only spout off facts to people if they specifically ask me about it. Anyways, in short, I'm going to do everything I can to consume as little GMO's as possible, and I'm starting it off with a smoothie detox. I'll be posting smoothie recipes a lot in this next week!