Yes I’m coming to your inbox on a Monday night, instead of Wednesday! I’m a pretty spontaneous gal when it comes to certain things, like my blog. Mr. Zucchini Runner and I just got home from a quick trip to Washington state visiting family. It was beautiful and wonderful, and we ate just about whatever we felt like eating.
In our opinions, not stressing about food is part of what you do on vacations. But we also always like to get back on track right away, so those high calorie/high sugar choices don’t suddenly start to become the norm. One way to do that, is to focus on really clean eating for about a week. (We also have a wedding to attend at the end of August, and of course we want to look extra svelte in our formal attire.)
In the past, I’ve tracked my journey during similar weeks (or months). Like when I focused on tracking my plant-based eating in Feb. 2013, and then again in July 2013. Then July 2015 I tracked my “no refined sugar, no white flour” or #nrsnwf on Instagram for a month. (You can search the hashtag on Instagram if you are interested in seeing more.) So, I thought why not share my experience again. (Apparently I have a pattern of sharing like this in July!)
So my goal for the next 5-7 days is to:
- focus on GREENS FIRST. PLANTS FIRST in every meal
- zero to very little anything processed; just the simple food from mother earth
- no eggs (because I do still eat eggs, even though my blog is completely vegan)
- minimal oil, if any at all
- no wheat; bread
- basically, get back to my basics of plant-based eating and where I ideally like to be
I will share my food daily through blog posts and keep track of macros for those of you that are curious. (I often hear that it’s hard to get enough protein on a vegan diet, or how people wish they could eat the portions I do.) Let me know if you have any questions, but most of the meals should be straight forward!
DAY 1 Food
I feel good about day 1. Although, I didn’t want to eat that big of a dinner, that was how the day went. At least it was at 7 pm, so I’ll have plenty of time to digest before my 11:30 pm bedtime. 🙂 We also have plans to head out on a nice and leisurely bike ride. As before, I use My Fitness Pal to track my calories and macros.
Final numbers for today:
Macro breakdown for today:
So what do you think? Do whatever it takes to stay on track on vacation, or don’t stress and go with the food-flow?
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