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21 Day Vegan Keto / IF Challenge | Days 10-12

21 Day Vegan Keto / IF Challenge | Days 10-12


First things first: I am NOT a doctor nor a nutritionist. I am just an almost 40 year old vegan lady who struggles to lose weight and decided to create a challenge for herself. Keep reading if you would like to see my days 10-12 update; meal ideas, a recipe, how I’m doing & my weight loss progress.


Day 10

This morning started out with good news. I’ve lost 8.8lbs. thus far.

How insane is that?

And to boot, I feel amazing! Where it turned south was my self-sabotage. This is a habit of mine. A terrible habit where when I have progress, I think it’s ok to make a left turn in to, “oh I can eat this and I can have that. I won’t fall back down in the rabbit hole.” Only problem is, I do fall back in the rabbit hole and I seem to never learn my lesson.

Today, I was so proud of myself for what I’ve accomplished so far that I decided I could have my extra Chocolate/Strawberry Protein Cups from a couple days ago outside of my eating time(today is OMAD).

I ate one–like I was sneaking it. Then the next…then the next. Please know these are not detrimental to my journey and I ended up fitting them in to my day but it’s the fact that I’m supposed to be following a plan and I ended up doing what I do. Self sabotage. Those protein cups could have easily been something else much more sugary and carby. And next time they will be if I don’t stop this pattern.

Thankfully, Mr. VeggL was home–his first day off work in 2 weeks! When he got up from sleeping, I confessed. Like a child. He said, “stay on track! you’re readers are counting on you!” I thought that was such a funny thing to say…

I have readers? I have followers? I’m potentially helping someone on their journey? Wow. Ok.

He Was Right

I Made A Plan For The Day

We were supposed to go out for the day and while out eat at a vegan Chinese restaurant. I had done all the research on how to attempt to eat keto at a Chinese restaurant and since we didn’t go, I ended up cooking at home & created a Vegan Keto Kung Pao Tofu Recipe. Soooo much YUM!
Kung Pao Tofu
Day 10 What I Ate:

  • Chocolate/Strawberry Protein Cups ->still testing out the recipe–need to make changes before I share
  • Dry Roasted Peanuts, 56.7g/2oz
  • Brazil Nut, 1 unsalted
  • Vegan Keto Kung Pao Tofu, 1serving <-NEW Recipe!
  • Frozen Cauliflower Rice, 3/4c
  • Frozen Broccoli, 32g

TOTAL NET CARBS: 20G


Day 11

Woke up with a very sore throat & stuffy nose. Do I have a cold? It’s been SO long since I’ve actually been sick or had a cold that I can’t decide. Was I sitting under an AC vent too much yesterday? Does the air filter need to be changed? <-that’s a yes- taking care of it.

Ugh! My intended food plan for the day was half accomplished & half not at all. If you’ve been following along with my Intermittent Fasting Plan from the Challenge Overview, today and tomorrow are 2MAD days. 🙂 🙂 After that, I’ll do another full day fast.
Day 11 Keto Challenge

Meal #1

Mediterranean Board of Yum! SO Much Food

  • Smoky Baba Ganoush, 1serving <-working on the recipe!
  • Cheesy Chia Crackers, 1serving
  • Okra, 225g <-I LOVE roasted plain okra! No seasonings or oil 🙂
    • Roast 400degrees for 30minutes
  • Seapoint Dry Roasted & Salted Edamame, 1/3c
  • Brami Sea Salt Lupini Snack, 1bag/25beans
  • Green Olives, 10olives
  • Dang Almond Vanilla, 1bar

Meal #2

  • Dang Bar Chocolate Sea Salt, 1bar
  • Smart Sweets Peach Rings, 2bags
  • Dry Roasted Peanuts, 2oz

TOTAL NET CARB: 41.1G


Day 12

Still not feeling well. I did take a half day off work to sleep. Thankfully, I had leftovers from the day before for food and then kept it simple for the rest. I did have an event I went to that night & was starving when I got home. SO, instead of raiding the freezer where my husband is holding vegan ice cream hostage 😉 I chose to make myself a mini meal then went to bed. I’m actually proud of myself for not eating what I really wanted to.
Day 12 Keto Challenge

Meal #1

  • Gardein Beefless Ground, 3/4c
  • Earth Balance Butter, 1tbsp
  • Kale, 3c
  • Sunja’s Medium Spicy Kimchi, 28oz
  • Hellman’s Vegan Mayo, 1.5tbsp
  • Sea Salt, 1/2tsp
  • Dry Roasted Peanuts, 2oz

Meal #2

  • Cheesy Chia Crackers, 1serving
  • Baba Ganoush, 1serving
  • Green Olives, 10
  • Smart Sweets Peach Rings, 1bag

Mini “Not Planned” Meal

  • Gardein Sliced Italian Saus’age, 1serving
  • Earth Balance Butter, 1/2tbsp
  • Hellman’s Vegan Mao, 1/2tbsp
  • gimMe Roasted Seaweed Teryaki, 1package

Supplements taken to balance electrolytes:

    • Nested Magnesium, 400mg
    • My Kind Organics Vegan D3, 2000IU
    • Bai Ipanema Pomegranate bottle(has vitamin C but also 2g net carb) with 1/4tsp sea salt

TOTAL NET CARBS: 37.1G


What Can I Say?


These 3 days are being renamed, Self Sabotage. I literally was half good & half, “I don’t care but I’ll do my best to not eat outside of my net carb allowance for the day.” Shit happens. I didn’t feel well–fighting off a cold–& lady time is approaching… 😉

You may look at my Net Carbs for each day and say,

“wow, why is she being so hard on herself?”

I’m not really. I am aware that I’m staying within or close to my ranges–it’s that I’m allowing habits that I’m trying to break still present themselves while I feel so focused on a challenge. And, while I’m pretty good on my food choices, I am always aware of the micronutrients I could be lacking if I choose to eat junk keto food over whole foods.


TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS DAYS 1-12: -9LBS (2 days ago, it dropped lower then bounced back up so I’m going with what the most current number is)

…and the journey continues 😉

-Jen

If you would like to read my previous Challenge Updates:
Challenge Overview
Days 1-3
Days 4-6
Days 7-9

 


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