feel defeated, how to get back on track
Posted Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 3:20 AM
i have a tendency to eat too fast or emotionally eat, i guess it has a lot to do with my living situation right now ( don't have money to move out, still with parents, frustrations with life/job decisions etc )
anyhow...i always beat myself up over this, and though i don't binge on non-vegan things, i do have a problem with 'trigger' foods i guess, that are still vegan like peanut butter, and frostings. frosting i know is just terrible since it's trans-fat loaded...if anyone has ideas on how to satisfy these cravings without going overboard, i'd love to hear it.
i know we are encouraged to do clean, natural eating while on this kickstart, so would making my own peanut butter be a way to do that, as opposed to buying the store brands? plus, the 'natural' kinds are quite expensive, and i don't feel comfortable around a whole jar of the stuff. i'd like to blend my own and maybe add some cinnamon or raisins for sweetness - and fiber!
i just get so hard on myself and angry, that i can't seem to be the ideal vegan that i want to be. did anyone feel this way starting out? i don't want to give up though...maybe at first, is it okay to take it slowly, rather than immediately go cold-turkey?