I've always been interested in nutrition and I love cooking! Food is life and I enjojy treating my body with all the right nutrition it needs. Since going vegan, I've decided to eat a Whole-food plant-based diet. That might sound tricky but it's actually the simplest way of eating. I center my intake around whole, unrefined (or minimal refined) foods like: fruits, vegetables, tubers (potatoes), whole grains, and legumes.
In short, this basically means that I try to stay away from processed food (and obviously anything from an animal). A good example of this is oil. I only consume oil when I'm eating out because I much rather prefer getting my healthy fats from a whole-food (like avocado or the actual olive). I'm not a trained professional, I just eat what makes my body feel the best! There's many ways to eat vegan; raw vegan, the starch solution or even junk food vegan. Whatever floats your boat.
Here is an example of what I might eat in a day
The portion sizes may seem large but that's what is great about the vegan diet - it's low in saturated fat and cholesterol but high in vitamins and minerals. You get to eat as much as you desire without restrictions. That's why I thrive on this diet - I have a huge appetite and I love eating!
This image shows the difference in caloric density: