I wanted to update those of you have been following my vegetarian journey. I made a post almost two months ago about returning back to eating vegetarian for various reason. Primarily for the discipline and the health benefits. I would definitely have to say that transitioning seemed easier the last time around because I took my time eliminating meat out of my diet and I also ate more gluten and dairy last time.
This time around I have been doing a lot more research about what is beneficial for my specific health needs. I also suffered from severe acne when I finally removed meat out of my diet last time. This actually freaked me out because it was pretty awful. I found out that going vegan and vegetarian can cause serious acne issues. So, I am taking my time in my transition into this lifestyle. So, that my body can adjust to the changes.
Is the meat gone? No, almost. I transitioned last time for about two to three months eliminating meat. I am almost at the two month mark. I don’t buy or prepare meat in my home ever since the last time I went vegetarian. I cook and prepare only vegetarian friendly meals. I may have some fish and lean meat if I go out to eat on occasions. I have found only a few take-out and dine-in dishes that are vegetarian and gluten-free friendly where I live. It has been trial and error. But all in all, I am making great progress.
I haven’t noticed any significant weight loss or anything like that. I have to say that I don’t feel as bloated. I feel better and my cholesterol and blood pressure are excellent. I am shooting to be totally meat-free by May 1. My initial plan was to stop cold turkey, but I am pacing myself and not pressuring myself to become vegetarian. I’m allowing myself to adapt to it so that it becomes my way of living. I have a goal and it’s becoming a reality.
Taking My Time,