So I’ve been following a wfpb diet for about 2 weeks now (was a junk / convenience food vegan before that) and I want to eat healthier, make better food choices but I would also like to lose weight…about another 30lb worth…I have the daily dozen app and I’m eating a tonne, I’m so full, I’ve lost 8lb already but I can never seem to hit everything in the dd. I don’t want to eat more as I am full and don’t want to hurt my weight loss but feel like I must be missing something obvious for how to get everything into my daily eating… any tips other than smoothies as I’m not a big fan of the consistency and I don’t feel they satisfy me?
You are in the same place so many of us were when we were beginners. It takes a while to get used to a different kind of fullness that doesn’t wear you down. Doesn’t make you sleepy, and doesn’t create more hunger in a few hours. It does require a lot of chewing, which take some getting used to as it makes you feel like you’re eating tons, which you will soon work up to! I always include a half a cup of cooked white beans along with my daily oatmeal. I don’t like smoothies either. I always make sure to eat a piece of fruit between meals otherwise I discover I haven’t gotten even the minimum servings! And then I’ll have a piece of fruit before bedtime. For extra greens, they hide very well if you’re cooking a soup or stew and of course they add wonderful nutrients. Keep it up – you’ve made a wonderful beginning!