On Day 1, I was easily able to debunk the myth that it’s difficult for vegans to get enough protein and calcium. Day 2, on the other hand, tested how feasible the vegan diet is for a busy young professional at one of the least vegan-friendly American pastimes–Baseball.
Day 2: Work & Yankees game
Not being able to eat the hot dogs and cheese steaks at the Yankees game definitely tested my strength. Instead I munched on vegetables, hummus, and french fries, while my coworkers devoured huge plates of meat. Luckily they allowed me to sit with them anyways after I explained my 7 day challenge. Knowing that there is a lot of back and forth judgment between vegans and carnivores, I wanted to position myself as neutral. For a full list of what I ate on Day 2 see below:
Breakfast: Green smoothie with Kale, berries, almond butter, & almond milk
Lunch: Avocado, chive, peppers, carrots, and broccoli sprouts on whole grain bread (Note: After the fact I found out that not all bread is vegan. I’m going to give myself the benefit of the doubt that the roll I bought was)
Snacks: Cherries & almonds
Dinner: Nuts & Seeds Clif Bar, assorted veggies, hummus, and french fries
Day 2 Cravings: Street meat, chocolate, and milk in my coffee