For the first 3 weeks of my new lifestyle things were going GREAT! Then I took a trip to New York for the weekend. How can one not eat meat when visiting New York for the weekend? The answer is, you have to. Honestly, it wasn’t that bad, I had some chicken and a few slices of sausage. Other than that it was all seafood and other non-meat food items. The real challenge was when I got home and realized that I had 7 more days of vacation under my belt. For the most part I handled myself with dignity, but there was the visit to Bern’s Steakhouse for my dad’s birthday (if you’ve never been to Bern’s, just know it’s $100 a plate and it’s pretty much a requirement to eat steak) and then the impulse to have a chicken ceasar wrap the next day. Needless to say my count is back to 0.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I feel bad for breaking my commitment but I don’t feel like dying since at the start I did add a stipulation that I would eat meat “every one in a while”. While this vacation meatfest was more than I intended I don’t feel like I’ve completely wrecked my self-made promises.
All-in-all, I’m back to eating veggies and seafood, and just to show you i’m committed I’m here to tell you that Morning Star entrees are BOGO at Publix until Wednesday the 10th. And, here’s a great recipes for General Tso Tofu.
Recently, I decided to cut meat out of my life. Don’t get me wrong. I. Love. Meat. I honestly am having a difficult time picturing my life without meat but I want to explore the health benefits and aid in weight loss.
So, as of August 11th I have switched over to a pescatarian diet. This diet consists of meatless products, vegetables, and seafood. No chicken. No beef. No pork. I’m definitely getting used to the concept of eating options that don’t contain animal meat. Especially, chicken. Chicken is probably my #1 choice when eating a healthy meal and even more so when eating out. I feel great so far so I want to continue the progress and see where it takes me.
The reason I call it a part time change is that, as I stated before, I love meat and I would like to still enjoy it every once in a while. With this restriction, I am going to let meat be my treat and once or twice a month have a meal containing meat. I don’t think that’s too bad considering I used to eat meat 5 out of 7 days of the week.
One great thing I want to share is that I even started dabbling with tofu recipes! I made tofu for the first time a few days ago and I have to say I was pretty impressed with my skills. Hopefully, I can find new ways to incorporate meatless options and still maintain a healthy lifestyle. Any suggestions or tips, stories or comments for surviving the change are welcome with open arms. Wish me luck on this journey.