Thursday, May 31, 2012
THE VEGAN CHRONICLES
I am on day number four of the vegan diet, and I have no major complaints. In fact, so far it has been really easy.
Before I started the diet I went to the supermarket to take stock of what I could and could not eat. I was disappointed to find out that an Indian lentil dish I really like has cream in it - so it's off the list. But I was happy to discover that Pad Thai noodles are totally vegan.
My recent supermarket excursion was probably the very first time that I seriously looked at the ingredients on packages of food. I've looked at price. I've looked at calories. But I have never studied the actual ingredients like I did a few days ago. That's really crazy when you think about it. I am almost 40 and I have never given serious thought about exactly what I put in my body. That's insane, but I am guessing that it's probably pretty typical.
The biggest adjustment in my diet at this point is having to switch to a soy latte at Starbucks, which costs extra unless you have Gold Card. But if you have a Gold Card then there is no extra charge for the soy milk - so at least I've got that going for me.