How I Felt
The first day was tough! My emotional hunger was high, and I couldn't stop thinking about the perfectly ripe bananas in my kitchen, the fresh loaf of whole wheat bread I had just bought, the vanilla almond milk yoghurt, the chocolate chip blondies I wanted to bake, and the LARABARS — for some reason that was the hardest.
I let myself feel sad about the foods I was missing out on for about a day, and then I focussed on the foods I could eat. I meal prepped some fresh kale salads with steamed broccoli and roasted sweet potatoes. I planned some yummy dinners like chickpea coconut curry with rice, and black bean stuffed sweet potatoes with avocado. I though, OK, I can do this.