This past weekend marks 1 year since I decided to be meat free!! Happy 1 year to me! And by meat I mean non-sushi meat of course….so I’m a pescetarian if we want to be technical about it. To be honest, it hasn’t be super easy but it has actually been a bit easier than I thought it would be. Although there are a few things that I really miss. Like Korean BBQ, which I had as my last meat meal. Unfamiliar with Korean BBQ? It is basically meat on meat on rice on kimchi on meat.
Just look at all that deliciousness!
In the last year I’ve learned a lot about food and healthy eating/living.Here are a few things I’ve learned from cutting out meat:
♥ I don’t like eating things with faces: Sorry, I’m hitting you with the truth right away. But it is true! I get weirded out, plain and simple. Okay, maybe not so simple because I eat fish and they have faces… but they are weird faces and don’t count, right? That is what I tell myself. I know that this is pretty hypocritical of me, but the main reason I cut out meat was because I figured that if I got grossed out thinking about eating something then I shouldn’t eat it. I’m not sure why, but eating fish does not make me feel sick unlike meat and poultry.
♥ I feel so much better without meat: So much better! Besides not feeling sad about eating certain foods, I have found that I have a lot more energy each day. Instead of feeling tired every day I only feel tired 4 days a week – great success! And I have also got rid a little weight as well. When I decided to cut out meat I also decided to cut out most (not all sadly) processed foods. And as a result I lost weight, have more energy and feel better about what I’m eating.
♥ Cooking is fun!: Last year, a typical dinner included some salad, maybe another vegetable and some steak or chicken. When I started to cut out meat I was so concerned with finding enough protein and cooking foods that were interesting and tasty. I was terrified…. but then found that I actually really enjoy experimenting with new recipes and foodies.
Have you experimented with a vegetarian lifestyle? Are you thinking of doing so? I’d love to hear about your experiences!
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