It has been 45 days since I started my plant-based diet. I like to think I’m doing pretty well. I’ve been able to lose weight and keep it off instead of yoyoing up and down as I was doing before, I still have quite a bit of weight I want to come off, that still hasn’t come off from being pregnant so I’m going to start working out more during the week to aide in that.
I am about to start my monthly and about a few days ago I started getting these very strong cravings for soda and crap! I made an excuse the other day and said that I can have a soda on my period . *slaps myself in the face*. That’s how strong my cravings are right now. The only good thing that came out of having that pms soda was that I realize it doesn’t give me happy butterfly feelings anymore! I overcame that soda addiction finally! Took over a month to do it. This is the longest in my whole life I have been without soda. Yay me!
But the cravings for bad food has been very real and hard for me to overcome. I’m sure everyone who turns plant based goes through this at one point or another. I don’t have any vegan or vegetarian friends that live near me, and the close friends that I have are supportive of my plant based diet but then you get to see them eating all the foods you used to love.
I know my decision to go plant based was a personal choice and mostly for health, but sometimes late at night I lie to myself and say in my head that it’s okay to slip up every once in a while. It’s really not ok. I came so far and I completely corrected my stomach ailments, so turning back now means dealing with being in the fetal position for most my day. I do NOT want to go back there!!
I hope after Aunt Flow goes away I can go back to my normal fruit and veggie only loving self.