Ex- Vegetarian for a little over 3 months
Soo …. I started eating meat again about 3,5 months ago, and I am getting the flu for the second time now, and to be honest I can’t remember the last time I have been feeling that sick from flu. I don’t like to be that crazy person, but.. but.. could it be related? Anywho, these meat conspiracies are not what I want to talk about today :). I just wanted to have a small chat about my current eating situation…
I don’t think too much has changed since I incorporated meat into my diet again. To be honest I have been going for the same vegetarian meals at restaurants, falafel salads with just a little bit of meat. And so far the meat I eat is some sort of junk food. I have been eating chicken wings, nuggets and all sort of finger food, that probably doesn’t even have that much meat in 😀 .
I figured that my view on meat has changed a bit. I am this person who eats absolutely everything, can’t think of a food that I don’t like, really not a picky eater, and that’s how I have always been. Something I noticed I do now though, is that I instantly give up on a piece of meat if there is like a small gristle or streak in it. A little something like that reminds me this was a living creature and somehow eating it grosses me out. But it’s very rare 😀 . Don’t get me wrong, I am still the least picky eater I know.
In general, I have been feeling quite well about my decision with some small down moments. Letting go of things you are so used to and such long commitments feel a bit weird. I still haven’t had a burger which was on my list for some time. I hope I get to try one before randomly I slip into vegetarianism again :D.
Nowadays I have started to incorporate more new vegetarian meals in my diet again. A new thing now is that I would really like to try cooking. I have been trying some new recipes that I really like, and it has been quite fun!
I enjoy the kind of freedom there is to my diet now, something I missed in my last months of being a vegetarian. I had this constant conflict in me, and I wasn’t sure I was doing the right thing for me, but I kept doing it as I thought once I have made this commitment I should not back down. Now I see things way more different. The first priority for me right now is to work on a healthy relationship with food. Even though it’s pretty challenging, In the same time, I think it gives me great perspective and really helps me make dietary choices. I try to eat what I want and what I feel is right for me.
Some days I feel like doing a vegetarian week, other days I want chicken nuggets. For the time being, I am just trying to give myself what I want when it comes to food, as I think it’s the right thing to do right now.
That was it with my food update, I hope you are all well! And I will talk to you soon 🙂