Well, it can be ... apparently, if you live in a small town in Texas, but I'm happy to report that a week in, and I feel pretty okay.
I don't think I'm eating healthier than I was ... I still seem to eat too much chocolate, and the other day my friends and I split five bags of chips (crisps) for dinner. Ah, the life of a university student.
In general, being a vegetarian hasn't been a hardship as such. The only time I bemoaned my vegetarian state was when I wanted a bagel with lox and cream cheese.
But we all know that that bagel wasn't going to be anywhere near the quality of a New York bagel, so it's just as well.
On the other hand, I still can't envision living the rest of my life as a strict vegetarian. I can't imagine never eating sushi again. Or Korean barbecue. Or turkey pastrami. Or a proper New York bagel with lox and cream cheese. Or bison sloppy joes.
Okay, I'll stop now because I'm salivating.
I guess the thing is, as happy as I am to continue with this six week experiment in re-vegetarianism, I don't know that it's sustainable for me for a lifetime.
But let's see how I feel in five weeks.
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