So, since I got back from abroad my housemate and I have stepped things up a gear.
He’s vegan. And I don’t mean angry-activist-vegan. I mean, ‘would-you-like-to-try-what-I-made-without-cow-mammary-juice?’ vegan. Too many dashes? Probably. You get the picture.
Anyhow. His strategy worked. He makes delicious food. It’s cheap, affordable, and healthy. So much so that we cook for each other. It’s really nice not to have to cook every single night, and to eat meals together.
It’s causing me a few issues:
I find I have a limited range of recipes at present. Most nights that it’s my turn to cook normally involve cramming as many different veggies into a pan with some pasta and pasta sauce. Please comment below if you have links to any good, quick-and-easy, vegan recipes.
I’ve always had a very fast metabolism, including when I cycled to work and did twelve-hour days, regularly eating four to five meals a day and still being underweight (I’m doing this again now two days a week, and I’ve started going to the gym). But it seems to have gone into overdrive. I find myself eating and eating and eating (my portions are huge), and still feeling hungry after meals.
Is this because I’m addicted to sugary puddings and chocolate, which I’m no longer having in large quantities? Is it because I’m drinking less alcohol? Is it because I crave fat or meat or something I’m not getting (even though I’m still drinking milk and eating meat in the canteen on my lunch breaks at work, when I have dinner out, or when I get take-out)?
Finally, do any of you have any suggestions for how to gain (a little) weight? I don’t want to look like Bruce Lee, but I’ve always been – and remain – slightly underweight. I’ve had shakes before but they took away my appetite (but maybe they weren’t good ones).
Answers in the comment section below please. Especially if you blog on WordPress too. I’m keen to find some interesting blogs to follow myself. I’d also be really interested to hear from any other partial vegans about your own experiences of changing diet.
I’d better go home now (I’m at the gym), as it’s getting late and it’s my turn to cook.