My Meatless Life: Roadchef Diaries, Sugar, Sugar Sugar

Hi, my name is Ayinde and I’m addicted to sugar.

Hi Ayinde!

Last week I talked about how much I ate at DC Vegfest and how it was mostly sugar. Well, I have a confession: it’s not just something that I do on special trips. I do it all the time! I’m riding the sticky bowl, I’m on the cane train. I love sugar dammit! Honestly, I think I’m fine. I’m just here because “some people” think eating three vegan doughnuts in one sitting is considered a “red flag.” But I have cut out almost all bread, save sprouted grain bread occasionally. In fact, I still have the loaf I bought at the beginning of the tour in Seattle!

What? It's not normal for your PB&J to be all J?

But well, there is a problem. I’m working on a target body goal with my whole #iegFitClub, and sugar is the only thing standing in my way. I’ve tried to cut it out of my life completely before but, well, that’s what we refer to as “the bad times.” Sugar is part of my DNA. I love the taste of sweet and I don’t like its counter part, bitter (yuck). I mean, it’s so gross and people who like bitter are strange as well and they like to drink dry wine and eat oysters. (Loud whisper) They’re weird. Am I right?

Sorry, I’m getting off track. Deep down I know that sugar can’t be in my life, not in a long term fashion, not how it is now. Or at least, I want better for myself. I want help. I found myself replacing my energy boosters I was talking about last week with sugar.  Eating a cookie every other hour only confused my body and made me crash and burn when I realized it was not energy (or happiness), it was just a sugar high.

Now I also have a pretty good workout routine when I stick to it, but keeping my workout schedule is sketchy in general because of my crazy schedule, but on the road it’s worse. Couple that with “having to “ try the local vegan baked goods section of Whole Foods, and it’s a wrap. I’m hustling backwards, as a 90’s rapper would say. But I also know that all workout and no diet plan makes Yinde a pudgy boy. My new plan is to write down every sugary thing I eat, all orange juice, sweets, breakfast cookies, everything. I feel like if I can see it written down, I will be magically motivated to take these meetings seriously. Thank you. (Group claps.)

this happened, yes that's a doughnut with spicy tempeh

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4 Responses to My Meatless Life: Roadchef Diaries, Sugar, Sugar Sugar

  1. Elyssa says:

    Doughnut with tempeh!? GENIUS! Vegan carnival food!

  2. Charlene says:

    Hmmm, do all vegans go through this sweet thing? I swear i was a candyholic before going vegan myself and have slowly weened myself off after becomeing vegan cause i know too many sweets spoil this sweet..but i do have to make a sweet treat every now and then..bad thing for me is my husband won’t often indulge with me and so i’m left to eat it till it’s all gone..oh well..that’s why i only do it every now and then..

    • elyssa says:

      I think we all just might! For better-for-you treats follow @ieatgrassdotcom on Instagram! We’re always posting delicious and easy recipes like 3-ingredient ice cream! Thanks for reading! -E

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