My Vegan Day On A Plate #2

by Aiyana Fraley
Vegan Day On A Plate What I Eat As A Vegan

Hello sunshines! I have a confession to make. I love fruits and I snack on them a lot. I don’t necessarily consider that a bad thing, but being that I gained five pounds since my wedding and holiday eating, which all happened around the same time, I need to cut back to get back to my normal weight.

I was having about 6-8 servings of fruit a day and I’m taking that back to about half for now.  I re-evaluated my MACROS, these are the nutrients in food that include protein, carbohydrates and fats, and in doing so I noticed I was eating more simple sugars from fruits and less complex carbs from vegetables and legumes. This could be what’s holding me back from dropping the weight.

To keep track, I started a food diary and I am using Map My Fitness app to track my macros. I am not certain what percentages I am sticking to exactly but I am starting with the 80/10/10 rule, which is 80% carbohydrate, 10% protein and 10% fats. I’m tracking my progress over the next 90 days and will keep you updated on my progress.

This “My Vegan Day On A Plate” post is using this new approach. I simply cut back on over snacking and snacking between meals, and drank more lemon water instead. I am having most of my fruit in the morning and allowing myself to have more if I have a sweet tooth craving later in the day. I always start my day with a big glass of cold water and lemon to kickstart my metabolism. Here is what I ate…


Breakfast fruit bowl

I had a bowl of fruit and flaxseed and chia seeds. I sliced a banana, 2 cups of strawberries and about a 1/4 cup of blueberries.


big buddha bowl with beans and ceasar dressing

For lunch, I had a big buddha bowl with a blend of romaine, spinach and brussell sprouts, mushrooms, tomato and a cup of beans. I used a homemade vegan caesar dressing that’s absolutely delicious. I will share that recipe soon.


Spinach cauliflower soup

My dinner was a cauliflower and spinach soup. I steamed a head of cauliflower blended it with about four cups of spinach and seasoning until a creamy consistency. It was so good I had seconds.

That wraps up my vegan day and I hope you are inspired to eat more plant based foods. If you are struggling to find the right balance of foods to keep you satisfied while eating plant based, please share your experience. I have found that community support makes it easier and your tips could help me and many others.

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