On the road to Vegetarianism….or maybe not
I’m not a big meat eater. I don’t like beef and I don’t eat pork. I’m a chicken and fish type of chick but I’m surrounded by vegetarians and vegans. Each of them has chosen that path for whatever reason but all are great advocates for the cause and so am I.
Every Monday on my nonprofit’s facebook page, we support the Meatless Monday campaign, http://cwuwonline.org. I wholeheartedly believe that a person’s reduction in the take of meats is a healthy choice even if it’s just one day per week.
So it would make sense for me to start this journey but what I didn’t do was my research which was odd for me. I thought because I only eat chicken and fish that the transition would be easy. What I’ve learned, eating meats of any kind is a habit and habits sometimes are hard to break. I had to go back to square one and do my due diligence and read and talk to more people about their transition.
I’ve learned that you still have think about your food choices and be smart about portion control. I’ve realized this is the right health choice for me and that I have to take advantage of the resources at the library, online, and my friends.
Eating fresh salads has been the easiest part of the transition. My biggest obstacle is that….wait for it…..wait for it….I hate to cook. I don’t like anything about a kitchen but because I value my health and I really want to make this work and learn to like some aspect of cooking. The Meatless Monday website has great recipes which I’m going to try and yes, cook. I’m finding that I really like carrots, raw and cooked. I ate a veggie plate of well seasoned broccoli at a restaurant and was very satisfied and have fallen in love with the veggie nachos at Qdoba.
It’s so possible.
Vegetarianism is a part of my health journey. I need and want to be smart about my choices.
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