The idea of going vegetarian has always been an idea that has floated through my head. I just could never fathom the idea of giving up milk, ice cream, cheese, fish, etc. However, lately I have been even more tempted to give vegetarianism a shot.
In the long run, I just don’t think that I could live without salmon, crabs, ice cream, yogurt, milk, eggs, etc. Rather, I believe that my life-style will be that of a Flexitarian–defined as an individual who primarily follows a plant-based diet but occasionally eat small amounts of meat, poultry or fish.
The other types of Vegetarians include:
For this 30-day Challenge, I think I will fall between a Lacto-vegetarian and a Lacto-ovo Vegetarian. By that I mean I will refrain completely from the following food items:
- Cow’s Milk (straight up)
I will moderately consume:
- Dairy products that contain cow’s milk (yogurt, cheese, ice cream, etc.)
I found a good source of advice from Katie about Omnivores who are interested in becoming Vegans/Vegetarians. So if you are interested in joining me on this 30-Day challenge, Katie has a GREAT blog to get you us started! She describes becoming a Vegan as “the best decision I have made in my life! I feel so much better, physically and mentally, have so much energy all the time, and am so happy with my life.” I will be curious to see if I notice any changes in my physical and mental self!
Throughout this 30-Day Journey I will post different ideas and recipes to help us along through this experience! I hope that you are thinking about joining me! The official start date for my challenge will be Monday, January 25th (the same day Boston training begins!). However, I have already begun making the transition. With a start date of January 25th, the challenge will be completed on Tuesday, February 23rd.
Are there any Vegetarians/Vegans out there who have any advice to share? Did you notice any changes in yourself when you became Veg?