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National Vegetarian Week: Day Two

Two days down and I honestly think that this is the longest I have ever gone without eating meat. I’m not noticing any discernable changes to my general sense of well being but I have noticed that I am thinking about food much more often.

I assume that this is more due to the fact that cooking with meat is easier and something I’m used to as opposed to a side effect of overdosing on vegetables. I have to plan what I am going to make for lunch tomorrow, whereas I would usually just have a vague idea of what I have in and hope for the best.

I am at least 80% sure that I will stick this out for the week; I’m also 100% that this hasn’t resulted in a complete change in lifestyle for me. I think that I will take days off meat because I am coming to realise that I probably ate far too much of the stuff. But that is going to more a case of “Meat Free Mondays” as opposed to “Meat Free May”.

One thing I will say, the veggie community is really supportive if you have any questions. As I stated yesterday, I had no idea if vegetarians ate eggs. Every search I did on the topic gave conflicting answers and more terminology than I ever cared to learn. Seriously, I wanted answers not a degree in vegetarianism.

I posted the question to Twitter and, within minutes, I had loads of answers. I could eat eggs. I honestly almost wept at the news. I also go loads of information on a vegetarian lifestyle. So thank you, everyone who answered me.

Breakfast was easy to stay veggie. I just had one of my world famous oat things (I say “world famous” because I always post them on Instagram and people around the world like them, so technically I’m not lying). I even accidentally made it vegan. You know when you’ve got a pint of milk in the fridge and when you go to pick it up, it feels tense. Yeah, milk shouldn’t feel like that. So I threw that straight out and just had it with water instead. I think it worked well because I had fresh pineapple in it, which would have probably curdled any milk I poured in.

Lunch was slightly trickier, mainly because I forgot to make anything. So I opted to do a spot of cooking at work and enjoy some poached eggs made in the microwave with tomato and avocado. It was a refreshing change from the mountain of food I normally eat for lunch and definitely something I plan to enjoy again with summer on the way.

Tea (or dinner if you’re posh) will probably be something light because I rarely eat on an evening. Just rest assured, it will still be vegetarian.

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2 Comments

  1. If you’re in need of inspiration, Anna Jones is the best meat-free chef out there, in my opinion. The “really hungry burger” must make an appearance some time this week. I’m so glad you’re trying vegetarianism! I must admit I’ve been rather “flexitarian” as of late – but I’m not even trying to claim veganism.

    • ljtstoney

      18th May 2016 at 12:22 pm

      It will indeed Squirtrude. Don’t worry, it is all in hand. Thanks for the advice, I’ll take a look at her blog tonight.

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