I've just started the superhero plan and am on day 3. I'm feeling a little bit off...not sure if this is a detox thing (caffiene, alcohol, refined foods)? I also think I might be carb overloading....the one thing the kind diet book doesn't really cover (although perhaps I missed it) is portions of each 'food group'. I made up a whole bunch of grains day 1 (buckwheat, brown rice, kamut) and a big batch of navy beans. I got myself a bunch of collard greens, some carrots & daikon.
Day 1 I had the weight loss tea, then some blueberries & watermelon that I had to eat up blended with 1/2 batch vega protein. Lunch was fennel & the recipe for collard greens from the book & some kamut & navy beans (probably equal portions of all). Dinner was a leftover vegan pasta with lentil 'meat'balls & some tomato sauce & I steamed some spinach.
Day 2 was weight loss tea & the brown rice porridge from the book with an apple cut up in it (they are in season & I'm in Ontario Canada - big apple country). Lunch was more of the collards, kamut & navy beans. Dinner was buckwheat & navy beans.
Day 3 I went to the gym this morning so I started off with some leftover buckwheat & beans for some calories. I felt weak & lazy at the gym. I didn't have the stamina or endurance I normally do. I;ve just finished a bowl of rice porridge with apple.
I'm worried that I'm taking in too many carbs. Should 1 meal daily be salad or just veggie focussed? Should I be increasing the veggies?
normal portions are 50% veggies, 25% protein/legumes, and 25% whole grains. if you decide you don't need protein at a meal, you should aim for 50% whole grains and 50% veggies.
with a healthy, plant-based diet, carbs (in the form of whole grains and a bit from veggies) are NOT the enemy. that being said, you are right to be careful you don't "overload"--too much of a good thing isn't always good!
it will take you a little while to get used to your new lifestyle and figure out how much to eat. aim for the portions above, listen to your body, and eventually you'll figure it out.
sorry this isn't the "do this!" advice you're looking for, but it really is different for everybody.