Tonight I actually ate Tofu.

True story people!

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That j and I decided to get some Thai food (because we were starving and it was 7pm and I had only had 5 points for the day) at out favorite Thai place in Littleton, Wild Ginger. Last night I had read about half of Skinny Bitch and then Mr. Gaunt read some of it this afternoon. Ive been slowly creeping towards eliminating meat and dairy and I feel like this book is a great motivator. So tonight we got Pad Thai with Tofu, which is pretty yummy even if its texture is a we bit creepy.

Vegan food Pyramid

Vegan food Pyramid

We spent dinner talking about things we could cut out of our diet to get healthier, some things we discussed:

-Diet Soda – I gave up pop for the new year and don’t touch the stuff, but Mr. Gaunt drinks two Diet Mt. Dews a day. We talked about other options for him to drink that don’t include chemical sugars.

-Red Meat – Chicken is gonna be harder to completely eliminate, but BUH BY RED MEAT! No more, its gross and clogs you up and makes you constipated and fat. No more ever again!

-Chicken and Fish – I’m personally going to try my hardest to avoid these items but am not going to completely stop eating them. I think I will try to go organic, but Mr. Gaunt is NOT willing to stop eating meat at this time so I’m just going to slowly add in more fake meat and less real. Oh and I LOVE sushi!

-Alcohol – I can guarantee if I get drunk I will gain weight. Its one of the few items Ive noticed will always make me see a gain on the scale. Not to mention is expensive, makes digestion harder, and makes you bloated and hung over. EWW! So I’m going to stick to only low Sulfite Red Wine and only drink it in moderation. No more cocktails, no beer, no drunk.

-Dairy- This one is also a little harder (especially for Mr. Gaunt) Ive decided to avoid cheese as a major meal item (like cheese ravioli, grilled cheese, cheese on sandwiches, cheese fries) but am going to allow a little Parmesan on salads and pastas. I’m also DONE WITH MILK! Gross no more, Im goign to buy my first carton of soy milk this weekend, any suggestions? I haven’t decided on eggs yet, they are just great protein in the mornings, but I am going to try other things like bean breakfast burritos. Yogurt is another one I love, I need to check out Vegan yogurts.

– Sugars- This one is a little irritating, I’m not a big fan of scanning ingredients, nor do I know what half of them even say. But none the less I’m going to try to reduce High Fructose Corn Syrup and Artificial and White Sugars. Hello Stevia!

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So in conclusion I’m going to keep putting along and Ill let you know how things are working. Oh and I encourage everyone who wants to change their eating to read Skinny Bitch!