I love to eat. I love food. It’s the 1/4 French Canadian in me. This week, more by chance than by planning, I went vegetarian. No meat. I still ate cheese, dairy, etc.
I gained 2 pounds. LOL.
It went fairly well and it wasn’t a struggle — giving up meat is like giving up alcohol: sure, I’ll miss it but I won’t crave it like I would Nutella. Or chocolate. Or sweets in general. That would probably require a detox program to keep me in line.
I don’t plan to make this a permeant lifestyle change – there’s actually a term for it – flexitarian, or “semi-vegetarian.” I usually order the vegetarian option when I’m out at a restaurant just because meat is expensive and it’s probably highly processed with tons of added Na+. I won’t become militant about it either — I’m not going to say, “Oh, I’ve had meat twice this week, I’m done!” If I’m offered a steak, I will eat it! It’s just more of a direction; like trying to cut back on sweets and eat healthier in general. I also have given up pop, unless it contains rum. I really only drink tea or water now; juice, if it’s fresh. I still love my martinis and glass of wine or cocktail — it’s just not as often.
I found the most amazing website that has all these yummy meal ideas on it – which include meat – the recipes are simple and gourmet that are bikini friendly. I keep finding all these vegetarian websites that use ingredients I’ve never heard of. Today I plan to make dinner off this website — if it turns out, I’ll post what I did 😉