Two Weeks Of Veganism

I have now completed two weeks of a gluten free vegan lifestyle.

Before I started this journey I can’t say I really understood how hard it would be as a coeliac. You are basically swapping most proteins for carbs and finding gluten free carbs isn’t always easy or affordable. So let’s just say it hasn’t been as easy as I assumed.

Unfortunately I haven’t been able to workout as much as I would have liked to down to a back injury, however, I am back on track and will try double as hard in the next two weeks to show you all the progress in photos!

So what changes have I noticed?

  1. My Figure

Of course after two weeks even though I have not been able to do much weight training I have noticed a change in my shape.

  • Stomach – Super slim every morning however I have felt more bloated than normal by the end of the day, down to more carb intake on certain days. I must concour to the fact that my muscles are certainly more defined! Which is a great feeling!
  • The waist – This is the main obvious change, love handles were not exactly there before but it was always down to my exercise regime, the fact I haven’t been able to workout shows me that this diet really works for that area.
  • Arms – Haven’t gained any weight
  • Face – Gained more weight than just living the gluten free lifestyle
  • Glutes – Gained but in a good way

So basically looking at me front ways, i’m less curvy, which is probably down to the no dairy or fats.

2. Cravings and Food Changes.

I found myself craving so much need for certain foods. It may be down to the fact I haven’t done this long but it hasn’t left yet. My body is craving variety of goodness. I have eaten more fruit than normal and more variety of vegetables to make up the spaces however I still find myself literally craving for more of something else. This shows me how important it is to do the research before the diet before you become malnourished.

A news report I heard about last week was about a child who was taken away from their vegan parents down to malnourishment and that just shows how important the research is!

The only problem I can see with this diet is that you are completely carbohydrate dependent a lot of the time. Everyone obviously has different lifestyles but carbs are certainly required.

3. Energy

I would say I am quite an energetic person in general however this diet has kept my brain more in gear! I have 100% noticed that this would be a great diet for Uni Students down to the fact you really don’t get mentally drained easily.  I like the feeling of wisdom, being smart and on the ball!

4. Appetite

This hasn’t changed at all. I eat a big breakfast, small lunch and small/medium dinner.

5. Eating Out

This has been incredibly hard for me with the fact I am also gluten free. Like I said before, most Vegan meals are filled with gluten so I don’t think this diet is wise for a Coeliac if they can help it. I would say it has just made my life a lot more complicated than it needs to be.

6. New Recipe’s

This has been super fun! I have found a new adoration for Tofu (smoked mainly) and Falafel! They can pretty much go with everything and replace any protein.

Here I will show you a few of my homemade recipes I have created and hope you can all try! I love the feedback I get and seeing the changes others have done so even if you make the recipes not vegan I would love to have your input!

Carrot, Courgette Sticks With Homemade Humous
Goji Berries + Banana + Pineapple Blended, Mixed With Chai Seeds Sprinkled With Hemp
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Coconut Vegan Yoghurt, Hemp, Blackberries, Blueberries, Pumpkin Seeds, Hemp
Avocado and Almond Milk blend, Ground Almond, Jam and Goji Berrries
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Fried Chickpeas and Watermeon Avocado Salad
Thai Rice Noodles With Rocket, Chilli, Peanutbutter< Hemp Seeds, Edamame Beans
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Pomegranate, Glutenfree Porridge, Goji Berries, Jam
Courgettie, Chilli Quinoa and Orange Pepper
PURE Pineapple Juice
Falafel Slaw Salad
Corn On The Cob
Peanutbutter and Banana Wraps

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