- Do a self-check. There may be some stragglers to eliminate, such as honey, gelatin (animal collagen), and carmine (crushed insects). Lots of candies have carmine and gelatin in them. And, yes, I said it. Carmine is basically crushed insects. Look it up.
- Try agave, molasses (loaded with Iron), or Vegan candy if you’re craving it. The sky is the limit this week, because guess, what – – you’ve officially adopted a Vegan diet.
Don’t get ahead of yourself now that you finished week 8. It’s not over. Remember, this is a triathlon, not a 400-meter race. If you haven’t noticed by now, your journey will test your commitment, constantly and relentlessly. I must say that it does get easier as you go. You will have days when you slip and slide, but that’s okay. A commitment this ginormous will spark an occasional snafu.
Oh, and if you haven’t also noticed, the changes are now not only internal; they’re starting to show up in the mirror and maybe even on the scale. You may be feeling less bloated, lighter, energetic, and so very proud of yourself. You’re one sexy Vegan!