Monday, 13 January 2014
musing of a (ovo-lacto) vegetarian mom
A bubble probably went to my brain as I "suddenly" decided to become a (ovo-lacto) vegetarian.
It is actually Dan's fault ;) As requested (by me after I went to a vegan conference at our local library), he got me for Christmas the book Eating Animal by Jonathan Safran Foer. There is enough well documented information in that book to make you gag in the meat (eggs and dairy) alley at the grocery store.
Plus, to be honest, I needed a culinary challenge as my interest in the kitchen became pretty absent after I got pregnant.
So I researched, and I researched and I researched some more. And one week ago (January 5th), I took a note book and I started to write every portion that I ate during the day to make sure that I was doing this important transition properly.
I'm very (very) skinny...and I eat like a pig. As a joke, my coworkers think that I have tapeworms. In reality, I have a very (very) fast metabolism. If done correctly, a vegetarian diet can bring so much health benefits and since I don't particularly appreciate meat it is really not a big deal for me. The only problem is that I can't lose weight. So I have to be extra careful as I don't want to end up at the hospital.
After a week, so far so good. Actually, so far so I love it!
1) My cooking mojo is back (even if it is a bit overwhelming)
2) Cutting meat is not difficult - cutting cow dairy last year was a bitch
3) Vegetarian food tastes super good (well, if you are into beans/nut/seeds/etc.)
4) I still eat like a pig but it is now part of a balanced diet
5) No headache, no tiredness, no dizziness (so probably no weight lost)
6) Dan and Alice are totally on board (Alice still eat meat at daycare)
7) Alice has a nasty cold and I didn't get it (yet)...immune system booster!?!
8) And I almost don't fart anymore - this was actually very upsetting!
So, maybe I will write about my new journey on my blog...or maybe not. However, if any of you have blogs - cookbooks - tips - recipes suggestions, you are more than welcome to leave a little comment.
Go tofu go ;)