It has been close to 3 weeks since I ventured into the realm of meatless eating. The results so far have been surprisingly good. I’ve told a few people that I’ve been meatless for 3 weeks and they instantly laugh, like that is no big deal. Try it, I respond. I’ve even been able to cook meat for other people without craving it myself.
Where’s the Beef
I haven’t missed meat in the very least. I’ve been posting meatless recipes lately with the help of my followers and they are very good, not to mention, filling and satisfying. Finding recipes and adjusting our family shopping habits has been more difficult than not eating meat.
My system has changed, and without becoming too graphic, suffice it to say that I am now very regular and seem to process my food very efficiently. I actually like eating this way. I’ve been drinking Matcha Green Tea, which has most definitely increased my metabolism and I still drink copious amounts of filtered water.
What foods I find to be Good
I have been eating a lot of beans and gourds. We have found at least 5 different types of dried beans which have been the staple of my diet and we’ve eating at least 4 different types of squash. I eat lettuce or cabbage at almost every meal. I haven’t worried about being vegan since about the 3rd day, but I still avoid eggs and cheese when I can. For snacks I’ve been eating dried fruit, like cherrys and cranberrys and also roasted peanuts. I have found tofu and other soy products to be “good eats” when prepared properly. Flavorful sauces and dressings are very important. I am developing a bean and soy based burger patty and when I get it right I’ll post the recipe.
When will I Quit
You know, I’m not sure when I’ll ever revert. If I do it will be to only add meat once or twice a week or only on special occasions like Thanksgiving or when invited to someone’s house. I’m trying to clean my arteries of plaque and improve my chances of living longer by avoiding cancer causing chemicals. I’ve had cancer twice, I’m avoiding a third strike.
Should You Do It?
No. If you have to ask that question then you probably aren’t ready. Eating a plant based diet is a life style choice. If you are obese, like I am, and you show signs of other problems, like I do, then you shouldn’t be asking this question, you should be doing it for you and your loved ones.
Have I lost any weight? I really don’t know, because I haven’t weighed yet. I feel better and I feel smaller and people tell me I look better, but I’m not going to weigh until November 1, because that is not the main reason I started this “life style” change. I don’t want to be disappointed if I haven’t lost weight. I’d rather make the transformation first and worry about the results later.
Any Questions? – Jughandle