I’m going Vegetarian…part 2: So How Did it Turn Out?

So the week has gone and my vegetarian experience was great. I might down the road try it for a month, I don’t even think that it will be difficult either. This week I had to stretch my mind and appetite to try different things to eat. As each day went by I didn’t crave meat and still had just about the same amount of energy by eating other protein foods such as red and black beans, soy burger mix, nuts, and multi-grain cereals. I even experimented with whole foods vegetarian dishes and at times was still hungry after eating a “big” meal. But I did survive and that it was going to be harder than what I actually went through.

Others reaction…

I got alot of crazy looks from people at work when I told them I was going vegetarian for a week. One of my co-workers looked at me and called me a weirdo. I told her it was just for a week and told me that vegetarians live shorter than meat eaters, I wanted to laugh in her face for saying that. Another person told me that human’s teeth are made to eat meat and he had a serious look on his face. Some teased me and tried to make jokes about how meat is so good for you and that I won’t make it until the end of the week.

The thing that got me was that nobody really got that I was trying it out to just try something different, to get away from routine and to see how my mind and body will react to the sudden change. It just showed me that people will stay with what they are comfortable with and wouldn’t change anything about their lives unless it was a life changing event. I am not saying that you should change yourself just because, but to try something different once in awhile. You never know if you will like or hate something unless you do, it goes back to the saying, “Don’t knock it until you try it!”. Oh well to each their own, my job isn’t to change anyone, but to help me get a different perspective on life which will probably help me become more productive or to simply enjoy life more.

So how do I feel now and what am I going to do for the future…

No joke I felt alittle lazy once being back on meat, but my workouts felt stronger. So I have decided to continue to eat meat, but limit it to the point of expanding my imagination of what I will eat that doesn’t consist of meat and eat it as a treat and benefit when I workout. Who really knows where this will go, but I am willing to try it out for a couple of weeks to see how I feel overall with more vegetables/whole wheat products grouped with a small dosage of meat.

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