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Fish are friends-not food(for me anymore)! Dorry had the right idea!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

A month ago today I ventured somewhere I thought I would NEVER go--the strange scary world of not eating meat. I'd done it on a dare of sorts too--it was supposed to be for 5 days. No dairy(no whey or casein protein-no CHEESE??), no fish(I had just celebrated a month as a pescatarian! No baked tilapia, no shrimp? NO SHRIMP??? ) Nuts, seeds, rice and almond milks, hemp protein...vegetables , coconut oil, tofu was to be come my food during this time. And as stubborn as I am...I made it through the five days and even added a sixth one. I did it I did it!

I had my daughter snap pictures of me before and after the vegan diet, and the difference was startling to me (as I blogged before ). Eventually I did start to eat my beloved tiliapia again, but something strange happened. I had lost my taste for it. I would concentrate on the sweet potato I'd brought as a side dish and added extra almonds for protein while leaving the tilapia barely touched. I remembered how I'd experimented with tofu back in the 90's and decided to give it another try and renewed my acquaintance with veggie burgers(so much better tasting now!) And even now, spicy organic vegetarian chili is sending its seductive fumes to my appreciative nostrils.... emoticon

Eating this way has not had any effects on my workouts too-I am still quite the exercise nut, and feel really good overall. But even stranger is how I seem to have lost the desire to eat fish now, and am actively seeking out organic foods, not wanting pesticides or chemicals in my foods. Who would have thought a simple five day challenge could change me this much?

Never say never as they say...and I now watch Finding Nemo with a greater smile on my face. Fish are friends, not food! emoticon emoticon

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  • DRB13_1
    happy you are happy
    more fish for me emoticon
    you are emoticon
    1872 days ago
    Im vegan but am not a big tofu eater so get my complete proteins by eating fish 2x a week! Great Job going a week being vegan! Thats awesome emoticon
    1908 days ago
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    1913 days ago
    emoticon I don't know if I could ever stomach tofu or vegan burgers. You do look much better. It's amazing how just a certain number of days can change how things taste to you. emoticon Keep up the good work.
    1914 days ago
  • LIZ1147
    I have also found how much better I feel when I don't eat meat. I don't particularly like meat, but I often eat chicken, turkey, and the occasional tuna out of convenience (like family dinners, where everyone else eats meat, and I don't want them to feel obligated to make me something different) at least a few times a month to once or twice a week. Meat often makes me feel bloated and lethargic. I have much more energy and feel all around better when I drop it from my diet for a period of time.
    1914 days ago
    congrats on being able to do it for the 5 day challenge! Now congrats on the dietary changes!

    1914 days ago
    I'm glad things are going well for you.
    1914 days ago
    good for you ... we don't like tilapia but love salmon .... honestly you look good no matter what you eat !! no kidding ! good job ! Rocie
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    1914 days ago
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