I’ve gone through plenty of food-related labels – vegetarian, pescetarian, sorta vegan, vegan for five days, vegan but accidentally ate a cheeto while drunk … you name it.
I fell into the whole pescetarian thing a few months ago when my fiancé started spearfishing. Which meant fresh, free fish in my fridge on an almost daily basis. One thing led to another and, well, you know the rest of the story.
In fact, I think my very last post on this subject was about pescetarianism! I told you I jump around a lot – there ain’t no shame to my ever-changing dietary game.
Back to the pescetarian thing – despite my initial enthusiasm, I kept getting sick. To the point where my uber-carnivore, skeptical fiancé insisted I might be allergic. He loves that I scarf down his catches, and doesn’t believe much in allergies, so I took it as a pretty harsh wake-up call.
I’ve always loved animals and flirted with vegetarianism, but took the plunge solely for health reasons. In fact, at first I went vegan for a whole week, and then vegetarian for almost a year. I was so sick that I was missing 3-4 week chunks of school, work and life in general every six months. Cutting out meat was and still is the only thing that keeps my health problems at bay.
Since I have to cut out fish to see if I get better, I’m also going to cut out meat & dairy like I did before. At this point, I’m not sure what’s making me so sick. My health comes first, so I’m willing to try it out. Again.
The truth is that I know this will help me. I will feel happier, healthier, stronger, and sexier. Just like every other time in the past I came to my senses and decided to take the vegetarian/vegan plunge wholeheartedly. Plus, I’m already allergic to lactose, walnuts, corn, & gluten sensitive. It’s not much of a stretch if I can’t handle meat, dairy & fish.
I’m not promising, or even aspiring, to go completely vegan. I’m only aspiring to navigate the cruelty-free world until I figure out what works best for me. And I’m happy that every little bit of animal products I cut out of my life is a huge help to the animals, the environment, and my body.
To get started, I’m using the 21-day Vegan Kickstart app on my phone for meal ideas. Also – and this is really exciting! – I ordered the Vegan Starter Kit from Vegan Cuts! I’m stoked to try out some vegan products (I’m praying I get sent some faux bacon) and check out the resources & Vegucated dvd included. They’re on sale for almost half off & free shipping right now, so I suggest you go snag one if you’re interested.
I’ll let you guys know how it’s going and how I’m feeling! Hopefully much, much better (: