Originally posted by Mskedi
generally, eating frequently until you're not hungry should get you enough calories -- but not always.
Originally posted by 1vegan
SunnyK: can't you just eat more?
Well, that is what I need to do. I think maybe I was just used to giving my stomach a certain amount
of food without paying any attention to the calorie (or other) content.
I've never been any good at planning food, and I've never paid enough attention to nutrition, in general. So when I went vegan I just ate whatever "sounded good" to me at the time, which seemed to be mostly spinach, carrots, mushrooms, the occasional bean burrito, french fries, and some frozen meals ... just going for taste/minimal cooking. And if I can't get something vegan at work or wherever, I tend to just blow it off and eat later.
Also, I've always been one of those people who skips breakfast
, and sometimes lunch -- it's easy to make up a thousand calories with a take-out cheese pizza for dinner. So many bad habits, oh, dear.
Anyway, I've found some vegan Italian bread that I like pretty well -- made garlic bread the other night. And I think I'll pre-make some cold and hot pasta dishes that I can munch on for several days. Also stocked up on a variety of nuts.
And, to my amazement, I've discovered that I've developed a taste for soymilk. I tried it years ago and hated
it, but now it tastes really good. (Edensoy vanilla flavor.) It's not exactly high-cal, but it's something that I can sip several times a day -- and it's good for me! Now if I can just get myself to like breakfast cereal ... are Cheerios vegan?