A couple weeks ago we decided to try going vegan for a week before a big trip to the lake, as sort of a cleanse. Sadly, we do not know how to be properly vegan, so we failed…pretty miserably.
We thought we were adding in enough protein with quinoa and lentils, and snacking on enough nuts and fruits and veggies in between meals, but we were still so hungry.
The first night we ended up literally starving and running to In-n-Out after dinner…granted, our original dinner that night was very small, but still…In-n-Out is a far cry from vegan!
The second night my parents treated us to takeout, and we were ordering salads from Red Robin…but we felt so tired and hungry that I added chicken on top of mine and Cody got a chicken wrap.
We just really needed protein! (At least that’s the conclusion we came to.)
The rest of the week we kept our diets vegan during the day, and ate clean dinners but allowed there to be a lean meat like chicken in the mix.
Needless to say, our attempt at being vegan was a bust.
Any tips for us if we try this again? We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!