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Steamed vegetables, could definitely used some butter if it wasn't banned:
I usually eat fruit with honey or chocolate. Chocolate I have here actually turned out to be vegan, but I didn't even notice that and assumed it must have milk products in it... Yeah, I was just so totally prepared like that.
So instead I tried some maple syrup:
Caffeine deficiencyThe first thing that hit me during the vegan week was caffeine withdrawal. Sure, I had some green tea, and some red bulls (which turn out to be vegan contrary to obvious urban legend).
I tried making vegan mocha with instant coffee, dairy-free chocolate, and almond "milk", and it was just awful:
Eventually I got over caffeine deficiency, but instead I was constantly hungry. Like I'd stuff my face with everything I could, and two hours later I wanted to eat more. Preferably chickens stuffed with cheese. That was just horrible.
Normally I try to avoid too much non-paleo food, but there was no way more fruit would help at all.
So, some steamed potatoes and carrots:
DessertsMy usual nuts, almonds, raisins, and honey dessert, except without honey:
The endTo summarize, the food tasted just fine. Most of it would be better in non-vegan version, but except for that almond "milk" fake mocha abomination, these were things I wouldn't mind eating every now and then.
The problem was how not eating any animal products led to some severe deficiencies to which my body reacted with near constant exhaustion and hunger. At first I thought it might just be caffeine, but I drank generous amounts of green tea (not pictured), some red bulls, and my sleep tracking app didn't notice anything extraordinary, so I doubt that was it.
Half of the last day I spent looking at clock every 5 minutes wondering if it's finally midnight and I can finally eat some cheese.
So it was a fun thing to try once, but never again.