Thursday, 1 September 2016

Vegetarian - not difficult at all!

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I have been a vegetarian for 8 months now! It has not been as difficult as I thought it would be!

I woke up on 2 January this year and decided that was the day I needed to change. I have been saying for most of my life that the day I have to kill for my food, is the day that I would become a vegetarian.
My family has been very supportive! Thanks, dear Hubby and kids! 

I have been a hypocrite for too long! What will I think of myself in my golden days when I have been living a lie for so long?

I would love to cut out eggs and cheese as well (Vegan), but for now I am happy that I have not eaten meat and fish for 8 months in a row!

I feel great! I feel healthy!
I am still struggling to not overeat on carbohydrates, but that has always been a problem. Not only now! :-) I see a dietician every two weeks, and she gives me great advice! I think I am her "off-the record" client, because I have not been losing weight for many months, but I always ask her not to "fire" me! Next time I will have lost some weight! Definitely!!

I take my mushroom with me when we go to a braai (barbecue), and Hubby also sometimes makes a brinjal over the fire. I do not like the over-processed vegetarian meals and "meats", and I don't think it is healthy at all!

I can make a mean curry bean dish by now (it gets spicier with each try), and have found the most wonderful spicy dishes on Google! Chilli, nutmeg, paprika, coriander, curry, mustard, cinnamon, garlic, black pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin... All of it works wonders with any type of of bean in the cupboard!

When we go to restaurants, I usually try the vegetarian options. I found the best vegetarian burger so far in Melville at Gravity on Saturday, but I will continue the search!

This has been a great adventure!

 

8 comments:

  1. Becoming a vegetarian is not easy at all. I always say this is my last piece of meat everytime I eat that poor animal. I am a terrible vegetarian.

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  2. I'll hit my 8 month mark in just over two weeks. It has gotten easier, we do though eat Frys once a week or so. I hear you on the carbs thing, that's me all the time...oh well one day.

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  3. Oh my goodness. Good for you. But I would struggle to give up meat.

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  4. Go you... Well done.. I wouldn't battle with meat, chicken etc but fish... I am that girl that goes to a steak house and ask for fish :)

    My friend went vegan and she is still
    Waxing strong. It does seem quite hard core though

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  5. It's nice that you can find your type of food everywhere you go.. My colleague is vegetarian, loves cheese she says. No eggs for her though.

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    1. I also still eat cheese, drink milk and eat eggs! I would love to cut it out, but it's difficult!

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