Welcome to August
I battled with portion control throughout July – I couldn’t quite master the right amount to eat! I’ll admit, I was greedy. Fully aware that I was eating far too much. Even the food I prepared myself was devouring too much of it. I mean, I love potatoes, and during menstruation, I was eating mountains of chips and curry sauce.
Shortly after my period came the heatwave in England, and that was the week that changed my diet! It was too hot to cook and far too hot to order takeout and wait for it to arrive. All I wanted was to cool down, and I found solace in raspberry smoothie ice-lollies by Delmonte. (Pure and utter delight.)
During the day, I would drink around 1.5 litres of water, eat two bananas and cereal such as Weetabix or porridge. By the time the evening arrived, I would drink more ice-cold water, have a smoothie ice-lolly and maybe a cold bowl of cereal with oat milk.
That week taught me that I don’t need to be greedy and eat as much as I do. As a result, I lost 5lbs and felt less cloggy? I know that term sounds odd, but I felt like my body had the chance to detox and refresh.
With that being said, this month, my focus will be predominantly on whole foods! While I enjoy eating vegan nuggets and other vegan delights – the fact that the food is processed is not great for my nutritional profile. I’ve found many different ways to flavour chickpeas, and now I’m learning about quinoa and bulgar wheat.
August will be a month of learning and self-improvement – I’m sure you’ll experience similar.
Live a plant-based life,