Hello my fellow readers and bloggers! It’s been a while since I posted, life has been a tad hectic lately.
I’ve been constantly thinking about switching to a vegetarian diet but never went through with it. However a couple weeks ago I was on YouTube and I came across a documentary called Vegan 2016. Here’s the video if you’d like to check it out:
It was an eye opener for me! I had no idea that all this was going on in the meat and dairy industry. To think all this is happening and we just ignore it. Turning a blind eye to where our food is really coming from and what’s truly in it. I’m not ashamed to admit it but certain parts made me cry and feel total disgust. Watching this video helped me understand how the industry works and the fact that it’s just a big money machine. They don’t care about the animals or welfare of them or even us. They don’t care that the hormones and drugs that their pumping the animals full of can have an impact on our bodies or our overall health. It’s all about money and making profit. This gave me the push I needed to start making a change.
I’m not sure if I can fully make it to becoming a vegan so I’ve settled on just converting my diet to vegetarian. I’ve done my research and I know what happens in the dairy industry as well, which I think is horrible. However changing my diet to vegetarian is a challenge in itself. I was brought up in a European household where meat is a big staple in our diet so this is a challenge indeed!
I tried starting the diet change this past Monday and sadly I’ve slipped up twice now. I found that I was craving meat and I hadn’t really thought of ways to replace it. I just thought that cutting it out of meals was sufficient but I never thought that there would be cravings. Thankfully I work in a health food store where there are lots of different meat alternatives available. I feel like I’ll be shopping from there quite a bit now!
The second struggle I had was that we were celebrating my boyfriends birthday this week and we ate out a lot. Most of the places being steakhouses, which again fed my cravings even more. I never thought that I’d struggle this much with becoming vegetarian. I suppose I made an error just thinking I could cut it out of my diet completely at once but I guess I’m going to have to take baby steps and wean myself off of it slowly. I am excited that we’re going out with a vegetarian friend on Saturday for dinner so it will be easier and I can ask them questions about how they made the change.
If there are any readers out there that are vegetarian themselves, How was your transition to becoming vegetarian? If you guys have any helpful info please feel free to share and help me out on this journey. I’ll keep you all updated on this big change in my life with my vegetarian diaries!