Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The Last Time I saw Chicken
The last time I saw chicken (or beef or lamb or pork for that matter) it looked something like this . . .
What a strange sentence you probably say - and yes you're right. But above, ladies and gent, is the last time I ate chicken. As of right now I don't plan on having chicken ever again.
I have become a pescatarian.
That's what I'm calling myself - a pescatarian. I eat veggies, lots of fruits, grains, a limited amount of eggs or dairy (no milk), and seafood. But no pork, beef, chicken or lamb (that last one hurts btw). I've been gradually moving towards this point for a while now but I think I'm finally ready to go full-fledged!!
It's actually been weeks since I started and I have yet to stray from my pescatarian lifestyle! :o)
While I could pretend that this shift has to do with the ethics of eating meat and the like (and yes it was a consideration) it primarily has to do with my belly. It talked and I listened! Often after meals I would feel bloated, heavy, and generally unhappy in my tummy. This only happened when I strayed away from fruit/veggies/seafood. Which probably helps to explain why I was gravitating towards this lifestyle anyways.
Since I started my pescatarian way of life I feel better - like oodles better!!! I'm never sluggish or bloated. I always feel great and I love it. And as an additional bonus I've lost about 4lbs!!!!
I figure I can't be the only one who is drastically changing her diet - what changes have you made lately?