I have to say that I’m not too surprised that I decided to do a little experiment and see how I would fair on a plant based diet for a week. But what prompted me to try plant based for a week wasn’t actually because I went in search of it, I just so happened to be on instagram and came across an amazing looking food bloggers account and she had this one post that drew me in and that was her grandmas perfect pasta sauce. My daughter loves pasta, I was looking for something simple yet tasty to make and so that’s what came to mind. My taste buds were so blown away that I visited Maria’s food blog Foodbymaria.com and she had an ebook of healthy plant based recipes and I thought oh yes and strangely enough I bought the ebook. Yes it was way affordable but generally I take a few weeks or months before buying into an ebook especially when it comes to food bloggers, I like to try out a few of their recipes first.
This ebook came with many options to set me up for the week and was very gentle on the pocket. Nothing fancy, just good freshly cooked dishes that were plant based and surprisingly tasty for their simplicity. I have not tried every recipe as it all depends on my cravings for the day. I started off with a filling breakfast, an energizing lunch, a cleansing smoothie/drink and a delicious dinner. I was concerned about eating potatoes and grains since diets have made carbs the devils spawn but hey it gave me a break for the week in food meals. The meals were filling, satisfying, tasty, energizing, I never once felt bloated or had any stomach discomfort so you can imagine this ebook was heaven for me. Annnndddd drum roll please… I lost 2kgs. I was so surprised and I wasn’t even doing this for weight loss and I honestly never felt like I was missing out on animal by products. I’m so surprised and that’s because I once tried plant based for a week about two years ago for weight loss and I didn’t lose a single kilo.
I’ve gone for week two of following the ebook just to see how my body will respond but otherwise it is amazing. I am not afraid of carbs, carbs are my friend and no one can tell me any different. I have tried a few other recipes from Maria’s blog for some variety and they were all so delicious, and simple because simple is my thing haha.
From here I will be doing a 5 day cleanse of which I’m looking forward to because I haven’t cleansed/detoxed in years and it’s probably high time especially coming out my flu I just want to give my body a flush and from there I will probably continue with my plant based adventures! Liquid diets suck but the recipes I have seem to be something quite tasty and four times a day should keep the hunger at bay. So exciting!