Day 2: A Week in the Life of a Plant-Based Diet

Today was a slightly better version of my average day of eating, with the exception of the chocolate donut I ate. 🙂 My family has owned and operated a bakery since 1952 and my mom shipped me some donuts. I could NOT resist eating one as soon as the box arrived at our front door. Luckily I had just finished a 6.5 mile run 😉



Pre-Breakfast (religiously, every single morning)

Just like the start of  Day 1, I had my Green Machine by Naked Juice, 4 oz. serving plus my Barlean’s Omega Vegan Swirl  3-6-9 supplement. I also take a multivitamin to ensure I get all the necessary B12, iron, etc. I would like to think I eat “perfectly”, but I don’t, so the supplements are there as a backup plan. ~ 130 calories, 22 carbs, 5 g fat, 1 g protein


Today we had a late start to the day. It was the first day in a few weeks we could both just sleep in and enjoy a slow paced day. As a result, breakfast was more like lunch. We went to one of our favorite vegan friendly restaurants, Pomegranate Cafe. After already having a banana, apple and donut after my run, I wasn’t too starved but as always had a hard time deciding what to get! So many delicious choices. I kept it simple and got the Basic Breakfast: egg whites, fresh fruit and a piece of gluten free toast. Of course I had to get a decaf Americano, which I added some coconut milk to. ~ 785 calories, 106 carbs, 26 g fat, 27 g protein 2013-02-23_09-22-49_738 2013-02-23_11-56-04_264 2013-02-23_12-37-08_914 2013-02-23_13-07-53_113 2013-02-23_13-08-16_292 2013-02-23_13-14-42_359After brunch, I was still hungry, so I had a gluten free snack bar. ~ 110 caloreis, 19 carbs, 3 g fat, 2 g proteinimage I also had a tiny bit of raisins. ~ 33 calories, 8 carbsimage (1)


After taking a little nap on the couch, I woke up hungry and made myself a nice salad. 🙂 It had mixed greens from a local organic farm, carrots (also from the farm), tomatoes, almonds, pepitas, craisins, chia seeds and fresh squeezed lemon juice with some balsamic vinegar glaze. ~ 237 calories, 26 carbs, 14 g fat, 8 g protein2013-02-23_15-33-55_221 


For dinner we had homemade pizzas with store bough gluten-free crusts and homemade hummus. Picking our own fresh toppings at the grocery store is the best part of homemade pizzas! They always turn out so colorful! We dipped this pizza in a little bit of hot sauce made by a local company, it was delicious! ~ 545 calories, 82 carbs, 17 g fat, 14 g protein2013-02-23_20-09-35_767 2013-02-23_20-20-27_376 2013-02-23_20-30-22_5622013-02-23_20-42-45_341 After dinner I also had 2 small cookies from the bakery goods my mom shipped. I have no idea how many calories those are, so I’m just picking 2 of the Trader Joe’s Joe-Joe’s cookies as a guide! ~130 calories, 20 carbs, 5 g fat, 1 g protein2013-02-23_23-48-45_802

Totals for the day: Calories = 1970 Carbs = 293 Fat = 70 Protein = 53

18 cups of water/144 oz.


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