You know, I'm surprised Lady CZ hasn't chimed in on this thread yet.
I didn't have access to the board yesterday because I can't log in here on my phone for some reason.
When I saw the thread title I cheered a little, to be honest. Maybe we only had that conversation in my head, J.
but I seem to remember me poking you a little for the discrepancy between your love for animals and eating meat. I found myself in a similar contradictory position for years because I did have ethical concerns but kept pushing them away out of convenience and because I believed I could never give up meat because I loved eating it.
But when I tried to cut back on it massively and only eat it when I really felt like it or on special occasions almost ten years ago (holy fuck, time flies) I found it was easy and became vegetarian 'by accident'.
Anyway, I'm always happy to hear about someone taking the same step, especially if it's someone I like.
J. Allen wrote:
Indeed. I'm finding that my energy levels have been boosted significantly just in the past few days. If this keeps up, I'm going to have to start jogging around the house just to burn some of it off!
Yeah, it was the same for me. I felt so much more energetic almost immediately which made me really regret that I hadn't done it sooner. Unfortunately, you get kind of used to the feeling.
I'm glad to hear that your new diet works so well for your health. That's really great.
Yeah it's definitely not easy. I admit the one thing I could absolutely not give up was sushi. Granted, I can count on one hand the number of pieces I've had in the last three years, but I could never permanently say "no" to it.
I had some trouble with giving up sushi and seafood, too. I ate it a couple of times after I had become a vegetarian. But I realised very soon that I was capable of giving it up and would do so eventually. It only took me a coule of months longer.
This thread needs more veggie porn
Pomegranate tabbouleh. Yum.
Been seeing quinoa mentioned in lot of recipes. Haven't tried that yet.
I have but I can't remember what it was like.
(Don't take that as a verdict about the stuff, though.)
That pomegranate tabbouleh looks really delicious and reminds me that I should really eat healthier. But I'm usually too lazy to cook/prepare something fancy just for myself so I stick with a limited range of meals I like. Oh well.