Sunday, April 17, 2011

What I Learned From My Week of Vegetarianism

A couple of months ago I was inspired by Oprah and her show about becoming Vegan for a week. In the last year or so we have been trying to eat healthier.  Darryl has high cholesterol (genetically) so he works hard to try and keep it down, so we thought it would be interesting to see if we could try not eating meat for a week.  

1.  It's not as hard as I thought it was going to be.  When I was first making the list of our dinners for this week, I thought I can't even coming up three days.  But I went through the Eat at Home blog and found some meals from there and then I made a couple of our "regular" meals just without meat.   It was really quite successful.  There were a couple of lunches I found challenging, but it all worked out.

2. I was hungry all the time.  I didn't lose any weight this week (not that I was trying to), because 2 hours after eating a meal I was hungry again.

3. I really love chicken.  I think I could give up more red meat.  But I'm not sure I could do chicken. 

Did anyone else given up meat for a while?  What did you think?  Anything you learned?

Till Next Time



Lori said...

Congrats, Jenn and family!

A friend of mine once called me a carnivorasauraus. LOL! I looove most meats so I would probably miss them after a period of time, too.

I'll try to go meatless sometime soon to see if I have the same hunger issues. I'm curious about that!


Goofball said...

I've never tried although I do think cutting down on meat is good for health and the environment. But I am afraid indeed that a) I'll be hungry b) that I have no inspiration whatsoever to cook meatless

Sport Sandbags said...

I went vegetarian for a year while living in Victoria...with the exception of eggs and milk. You really need good meal planning, tofu also helps quite a bit as an axillary meat source.

It can be done...and I often think of re-trying. It just requires more planning, more time and more creativity. Things that are in short supply sometimes with a busy young family.