The six week experiment is over, but for now I'm still sticking to the vegetarian thing. Although, the other night I dreamed I was at a restaurant with some friends and they wanted to order mussels, and I couldn't because I was vegetarian, and I was really mad because I really wanted mussels but because I couldn't have them I ordered french fries instead. And I thought that mussels would have been so much more healthy than french fries.
Then I woke up and realized that in that context I would have had mussels AND french fries, so really the non-veg option wouldn't have been so much healthier than the veg option.
But two of my best friends are visiting me this weekend, and I don't know if I will stay vegetarian over the weekend if it is inconvenient in a social context. So we shall see.... I'll keep you posted.
6 months ago
Are you vegan? That would be really hard. I've been vegetarian for about eleven years now, but I eat a little cheese, eggs, fish, and seafood. I'm an anti-factory farms vegatarian so the cheese bothers me because I live in a small town where I don't have access to "alternative" cheese. But I do find that by getting the strongest, sharpest cheeses, I can enjoy smaller amounts.
Went vegan 20 years ago -- not only no meat of any kind, but also no fish. But I was in graduate school and did not keep my diet balanced, thus ending up depriving myself of important nutrients, mostly vitamins.
I kept getting sick, developing rashes on my skin and what have you, until the doctor connected it to my diet (it took a while, actually). At that point, she offered me two options: 1) go on on expensive supplements 2) relax my diet to include a greater variety of food, chiefly fish and soy. I took option 2), with which I am happy to this day.
Essentially, my body told me what works for me and what does not.
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