Congrats, Littlebitty! And I'm glad you understand when going vegan you need a very wide range of foods or you will lose efficiency and health of your body.
There is a difference in VEGANS 1) They are doing it for a legitimate cause, moral belief, or health disorder or 2) They are "jumping on the bandwagon" and are trying to seem "higher up" than us "meat lovers". It seems everyone on here is #1! Those cupcake lecturers seemed like #2.... >.<
Pancakes are umm... Ok? Not a stack 5 high with white flour and syrup drenching them! But 2 wheat pancakes with some blueberries and light syrup are fine! I don't eat pancakes much, but uh, I HATE wheat pancakes... YUCK! I do enjoy 2 white flour ones on occasion, though.
For breakfast I either enjoy Special K Chocolate Cereal, toast with peanut butter/honey or peanut butter/pumpkin butter. On occasion I "splurge" with something super yummy and incredibley bad... Like today we enjoyed a breakfast burrito from a local Mexican restaurant. I mean, splurging is fine. But we all know that person who feels if they do not wake up to a stack of pancakes to the sky, 5 pieces of bacon, sausage links, some scrambled eggs, & toast they will throw a fit! =.= Uhh... ya, no!
As for lunch, those freakin' Chicken Caesar Salads are ridiculous in calorie count. You might as well have a hamburger from McDonald's! Yes, THAT BAD! D: We have a local cafe/bakery that we've been going to lately that serve half salads... Usually some greens, light dressing, and a bunch of vegetables! Yum! If around the bf's house simon (a ramen noodle dish) is the go-to which cannot be healthy at all! Or I enjoy a bean&cheese burrito or something... It is usually very basic!
Nuts, yogurt, recommended on bag portion of chips, cheese, etc. are all great snack options... Even protein bars! I find the Special K "crisps" to be delightful! ^.^ Grapes, too! I cannot resist me a good tomato either.... Heheh! C:
You could eat anything anywhere in moderation. "Diets" are never diets, they are binge eating waiting to happen... Honestly, I have never been over 125lbs and that was when a medication I was on made me gain 15lbs... I usually steady 114-118 so I am NOT one to talk. But my mother struggles with weight a lot and so do many people around me. The best diets are the ones you eat healthy 75% of the time but with the good stuff! Then the other 25% you enjoy yourself. Cannot forget that! Just in moderation...
A family friend used to freeze "fun size" Snickers bars (what is so "fun" about them being an inch long?! HA!) so when she wanted a sugary snack it would take her long to eat them making her feel satisfied. When I want a "treat" some sweet yogurt, juice, or a small all-fruit/juice smoothie really satisfies me.
I just think even though I'm skinny, I should still watch what I eat... Things can bite ya in the butt years later! ;) Not to mention I have incredible GI tract problems, too. *sigh* I cannot eat processed foods a lot because a lot of times my stomach just can't handle it!! HA!
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