Today is my official one-week anniversary of vegetarianism! Seven days in!
and though I feel awesome, (not sure if I'm losing though, as I JUST got a scale and am very unsure of my starting weight. :/ oops
) I've been tracking my intakes with myfitnesspal, and no matter how MUCH I eat, I have trouble getting out of the "starvation zone"! It's becoming a real concern for me! I don't want to throw my body off and slow down my metabolism! That'd be incredibly counter productive to my mission!
I'm eating a TON. making sure to get me good fats and everything (I'm an avocado fiend, and I cook everything in coconut oil!) and I haven't entirely eliminated dairy (though I drink almond milk, I still use a bit of Greek yogurt in my smoothies, and I enjoy an ounce of cheddar grated onto a salad.) or eggs (even though I haven't had those yet either, I plan to keep them incorporated for the proteins and amino acids, as I have brittle nails, and a skin condition) or fish (again, omegas etc for my skin.) even though I've not eaten more than a bit of shrimp/lobster chowder when eating out with a friend and a taste of the new shrimp I purchased (which was WAY better than the previous stuff I was using!) when I made my hubby shrimp Alfredo, because I do what I can to avoid fat-laden sauces and refined carbs.
That being said. My most calorie-dense meals have involved tofu, couscous, and chickpeas, and I was wondering how else I could take In some GOOD calories, while sticking with this adventure that is vegetarianism?!