Confession: I am a junk food veganOctober 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Posted in VeganMoFo | 5 Comments
Tags: carbs, control, health, junk food, junk food vegan, junk food vegan diet, seasonal affective disorder, vegan mofo, veganmofo, weight gain
I will come out and say it: I am a junk food vegan. I love it. I work for a CSA, I have gained weight and I need to eat better.
BUT when I am down or need something yummy to soothe my soul, I reach for a small bottle of ginger ale, a bag or chips or french fries and some pasta DRENCHED in nooch (also known as nutritional yeast.)
I also am a carb-aholic. Pizza, pasta, bread, fries … OH MY! And yum yum!
But this all is bad for my (high) cholesterol, my recent weight gain and my self esteem. I usually gain weight in the winter as I retreat with my seasonal affective disorder (undiagnosed but totally there), my cold hands wrapped around a nice, warm, big bowl of rigatoni and Earth Balance.
For some reason this summer, I got out of control. I just got sick of counting calories. Then it was training for races and I let my diet get out of control, because I did burn off those calories, right? I lost 8 pounds, and gained them right back.
And now, with so many things to do at my new apartment, and I am still not used to my new schedule, I haven’t been to the gym. In about more than a month. I also go to bed at 10 p.m. anymore, so I only have four hours after work to get anything done. Again, cleaning, cooking, baking, unpacking …
I wish I could be that vegan who eats veggies for every meal and not a bit of carb and be satisfied. But I can’t be. My IBS hates it, too.
Do you have any tips on fixing my junk food vegan diet?