No Meat and I Feel Absolutely Amazing
On August 15 I made a snap decision to stop eating meat. No cows, no chickens, no turkeys, no pigs and no fish. I had always thought it would be difficult to quit eating animals, but it has not been difficult at all. As a matter of fact I have not craved meat one time. It eat Nugo bars to help with protein intake and I eat a lot of green beans, lima beans, spinach, a few salads and some mashed potatoes.
Evelina is now using veggie only recipes and last week we had zucchini boats using Boca, mozzarella cheese and a little marinara sauce. They were awesome and incredibly tasty.
I haven’t noticed an increase in energy, but I also haven’t noticed a decrease in energy which is actually important to me considering I live with MS and UC (both have fatigue as a major side effect). I always feared that eliminating meat would cause me to suffer more fatigue, but such has not been the case.
I will say that I feel as though I get a full stomach the right way. I can eat a huge portion of green beans and limas and it only adds up to around 150 calories. I’m trying to avoid salads because the dressings are so high in calories. Also, the fact that I’m also avoiding sugar and sugary drinks allows me to eat 8 servings of vegetables per day. Considering the average American eats fewer than 3 servings per week, I think this decision will eventually make me healthier and will be better for me.
I’m still surprised at how easy the transition has been. Philosophically I think all animals have souls so this also keeps me from adding to the abuse animals experience being treated like a product instead of a creature. I will admit I feel awful for the years of eating meat, but I digress.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and stay safe if you are in the path of Florence.