Guess who’s decided to cut meat out their diet for the year of 2016? This chick. I know, I know. I’m as shocked and surprised as you are. I never thought I’d see the day where I actually eliminate meat from my daily diet but alas, here I am.
Why am I going vegetarian? Easy. I want better health. I haven’t been at my best health for this past year and I want to completely change that for next year and the years to come. From my research, a vegetarian diet has helped many people lose weight and it also prevents diseases such as heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and type 2 Diabetes. HBP and Diabetes both run rampant in my family bloodline. I want to do everything in my power to make sure I prevent those from happening to me.
How do I plan on transitioning into a vegetarian diet? Easy and when I say easy, I mean it’s easier said than done but I do have a plan. I want to gradually transition into vegetarianism. In December 2015, I have been eliminating meat from my meals in the morning–so no bacon or sausage with my breakfast.
In January, I plan on eliminating meat from my meals in the afternoon, so meatless lunches. In February, I will eliminate meat from my meals in the evening. By March 2016, I should be fully transitioned into a vegetarian diet. I plan on having a vegetarian diet for the remainder of 2016.
To make sure that I’m getting all the nutrients I need, I will take a multivitamin every morning and I will also make sure I provide two (meatless) sources of protein at each main meal.
If I learn that vegetarianism isn’t for me, I will consider becoming a pescetarian or flexatarian (rarely eats meat). But we won’t know unless we try. I’m excited to take on this challenge plus the vegetarian recipes on Pinterest look so lit. I’ll keep you all updated as I go along this journey.
Wish me luck!