I've been vegetarian for a little more than 14 years now, ever since my sixteenth birthday, and I have been 'transitioning' towards becoming vegan for about a year now. These last two weeks were my first totally-vegan-weeks food wise, so still a total newbie
I avoid processed and packaged foods as much as possible, and I cook all my meals myself. The staples of my diet are: a shitload of fresh fruits and vegetables, all kinds of legumes, all kinds of nuts and seeds, vegan ‘milks’ (almond, oat, rice, coconut and soy milk), tofu, tempeh, seitan, and protein powders (hemp, pea, rice and soy).
I also eat a little of whole grains like oats, quinoa, brown rice, but I try to keep this to a minimal, since I’ve noticed I just feel better if I get my carbs mainly from fruits, vegetables and legumes. But it’s hard to cut them out completely, since they’re just so delicious
I've been training for many years, a combination of strength-focussed weight training and bodybuilding, with quite a bit of olympic weightlifting added in. Unfortunately I'm still recovering from a shoulder injury (which is taking waaaaaaay to long
), so I've been focussing more on running lately (mostly 5k to 15k distances). Which I also love, but working with weights is my absolute favourite, so I can't wait till I'll be able to train again like I used to.
Unfortunately I’ve lost a bit of muscle mass due to not being able to weight train, since in the beginning even stupid things like stir-frying vegetables and combing my hair hurted like hell, but I’m confident that as soon as I can train again, I’ll gain it all back, and then some
When I can train ‘normally’ again, I think I’ll keep a journal here as well, but that might still take a while unfortunately.