Thursday, 16 June 2016

I'm Going Vegetarian. Again.

I know I've said it before and I'll probably say it again but I'm taking my health seriously and I mean it this time. It's way past time I began to look beyond the problems and began to seek solutions. So to that end I decided that I should go back to being a vegetarian. I'll probably pause said vegetarian diet when I'm on holiday but, for the next month or so at least; meat is off the menu.

Well, except fish. I'd never make it without fish.
Sometimes I forget just big tuna fish actually are
This actually isn't the first time I've adopted a vegetarian diet. I did it for a few months a few years ago. It was purely for health reasons of course. I love animals but that doesn't mean I can't love eating them too. Humans have sharp teeth for rending meat. Who am I to defy nature?

There are a number of positive upsides to this change. For a start all my unhealthy favourites have meat in them (pizza, kebab, burgers, etc) so I'm not going to be eating any of those any time soon. I'll also be eating more fruits and vegetables and that's always good. I bought some quorn mince and plan to turn it into vegetarian spaghetti bolognese.

Looks delicious
There are a few downsides too though. The major one is that vegetarian recipes tend to be harder than non-vegetarian ones. They also just sound less fun and tasty. Everything tastes better with beef in it. I looked at a whole bunch of vegetarian recipes and my response was generally either "I can't make that" or "That doesn't look nice". I also need to avoid the mistake I made last time. I ate too much cheese and too many eggs. This time I'm more confident in my cooking ability so let's see what happens.

I also bought a new scale to weigh myself and started using MyFitnessPal again. Time to take this shit seriously yo. 

Again.

9 comments:

  1. Friendly reminder that food doesn't have to look good to taste good. Some of the best things I ever ate look like shit (literally), but their taste is supreme.
    Good luck staying on that track man, you got this.

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  2. Surely if fish is on the menu then you're adopting a pescatarian diet. My Fitness Pal is a great tool as long as you're honest with yourself. I could never give up bacon.. mmmmm bacon.

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  3. Good luck with this! Make sure you get enough protein, but fish and eggs should do it.

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  4. I am also attempting to dedicate myself to a healthy lifestyle... we will see how long it lasts.

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  5. Good luck keeping with it. As long as you're still retaining fish and keeping up with protein intake you shouldn't feel like you're starving 24/7 and put yourself in a situation to crash and burn. Just do us a favor and don't go vegan because we all know the first rule of Vegan Club is that you must always talk about Vegan Club.

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  6. That sounds like a great idea! Throw in some occasional nuts and seeds for protein too and a change of pace. And you know what's really tasty? ROASTED root veggies. They kind of carmelize and get sweeter.

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  7. I'm with you with the 'again'. It's hard especially when I'm home where everyone's a carnivore. I'd be left hungry because all we have is meat, meat, meat. But being a vegan really has great benefits.

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  8. Good luck Mark, I myself couldn't do this, very weak!

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  9. I don't blame you Mark. In no way could I ever give up fish. There's nothing better! Best of luck my man, you can do this. If becoming vegetarian will help you reach your goal then go for it.

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