I started the V-Diet 13 days ago and at the beginning of week 2 I just couldn’t drink more that 2 shakes a day. I asked a friend (who has done the V-Diet before) what I could do because I was gagging when I went to drink them. Now I was okay with just 2 shakes a day (flax and peanut butter) but that is less than 600 calories and totally not healthy especially because I still cycle to work and probably get more cardio doing regular activity than I should for V-Diet.
Anyway, my friend said I could
"make the protein powder into pancakes instead of shakes.
Add a little baking powder (or none, up to you), water, a little egg (or none at all), pour onto a medium hot skillet and make a pancake! it works! you can add cinnamon powder, ginger , cardamon, cloves etc to make a gingerbread version etc!
Or you can mix a little with a little egg and peanut butter and make protein cookies with that. it works!
or…replace the shake with another protein source, just make sure the calories are even.
eg. 140cal -ish - 2 whole eggs
110cal -ish - 1 100g tub of low fat cottage cheese , u can get these at any supermarket
1 serving of turkey spam
a handful of seafood - shrimp, scallop etc…
You have digital kitchen scales, so u can check…"
So I have been having a few eggs each day, and some cottage cheese(100g is 112 cal.,17.6 grams protein,1.5 carbs) I add water to the cottage cheese to thin it out. I don’t need the peanut butter, but am still eating at least 1 TBS a day. I also got soy milk to add to the Metabolic Drive. Is this okay? Am I totally screwing myself over?
I had to run with my students today…5.6km. I did it in 35 minutes. Not bad considering I’ve not been eating and haven’t run in ages.
If anyone could answer my Q’s. I’d be very appreciative!
the photo is of just before I started the VeDiet. I’ll post my end of week 1 photo next.