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My No Meat Week

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Well, I survived. It was a challenge though. It was hard to come home and try to find something that was no meat and felt like a meal. It was okay when I planned ahead but we were unexpectedly busy and I didnt plan. I dont want to offend anyone who is a non meat eater but it's not for me. I dont feel any better. I did feel like my tummy was not so bloated and full but that was temporary. I did feel deprived and ate more to try to fill that void and gained 2 pounds. I am glad I did it, it made me look for new and interesting recipes. We decided that we would do 2 or 3 meatless days a week instead of our 1 we were doing if we rememebered. I was thinking of doing a juice fast and Gary reminded me if I felt deprived without meat then how will I feel without ANY solid food, so that is out. lol.
Life goes on and the search continues for the right one.
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    Thanks for the update. It's hard to quit meat but you get used to it. Don't forget to add beans, eggplant, or squash to give you that chewy wholesome feeling that meat gives you. It will make a huge difference. Lots of fibrous vegetables will keep you full for a long time. Don't be afraid to blend up tonz of vegetables for sauces either (I have an immersion blender for this) to up the nutritional content. When you are making a vegetarian soup, try doubling the vegetables, cooking the soup, separating and blending half of it. You'll get a creamy thick soup with double the nutritional impact!
    2846 days ago
    To each their own. Each person's body wants what it wants and it's up to us to find out what works best for us. Going meatless 2-3 days a week is still awesome and will help you find new varieties of foods to try.

    Take it from someone who has had to be on a liquid diet a few times (and IV nutrition for awhile), giving up solid food is not fun and messes with your mind because you feel like you're not eating anything at all. You could attempt to do some thick smoothies as an addition to breakfast or as a snack though - especially if you ever worry about not getting all your fruit and veggie servings.
    2847 days ago
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