9/18/07

more moooooooooooo

no, I'm not complaining that I'm fat. In the last week I sort of took a break from meat without fully realizing it. Well, I kind of did somewhere in the middle but didn't really think much of it or try to change it. It's funny; people ALWAYS ask me if I'm a vegetarian based on my food choices but I'm not. I just can't help the fact that I LOVE vegetables (but am not fond of fruit) and will choose them first over dead cow, pig, chicken, what have you any day. But now I'm starting to think that last week's little walk down the garden path is the reason for my general lethargy, crankiness and all-round good humour of late. But how do veggie-heads do it? I was eating cheese, green veggies, tofu, nuts and processed bean products A LOT last week (and avoiding the company of others :D) and it was great for keeping my weight down but when it starts dragging my ass with it, I don't think I'd be able to maintain it for too long. I can see how someone can easily make a switch to a meatless life with the variety of foods available out there but I guess it takes time for the body to adjust to them? or maybe I wasn't eating things in the right proportion? For me, I always eat my meals with protein, carb/starch and veggies in mind, all in proportion (about the size of my fist if I can't measure them properly) , so perhaps I was doing something wrong. I don't know but would appreciate any help from All I know is that I am REALLY looking forward to a big fat turkey burger after my run tonight.

7 comments:

Angie All The Way said...

I'm not a veggie head, but I'd like to know the answer too, since you were likely doing everything "right" to get all the essentials.

katieo said...

I don't know the first thing about being a veggie head. I love my meat.
But that doesn't seem to stop me from acting like I know what I'm talking about. It seems though that if you're going down the meatless path, you wanna make SURE you're getting all your vitamin and minerals, whether from a supplement or not. Especially those B's (6's and 12's). I've been anemic a couple of times and my energy was the first thing to go when I stopped eating meat (during pregnancy). Just my two cents.

jodi said...

i love my meat too, esp. beef from my boyfriend's brother's farm (grass-fed, baby) but don't eat it more than 2x week... i could never be a vegetarian nor could i date one, i would feel to guilty eating a rare burger in front of him.. ;o)

Mel said...

I could pass on some meat, but the steak I had tonight was delicous. I think I would probably load up on seafood and fish, but I'm not a huge bean (except green) or tofu eater so I know my protein level would probably crash if I tried to be a vegetarian.

Mandy said...

The first thing that came to my mind, to fix your lethargy problem, is EAT A HUGE STEAK. Oh yum. On the bbq, with some grilled veggies and a baked potato. That'll cure ya!

Now I'm getting hungry and I just finished my breakfast! haha

CaRoLyN said...

I'm with the other ladies. I don't think I could ever be meatless. I don't particularly love steak but I couldn't go without my chicken. You can add chicken to anything and it gives me the protein I need.

But now that you've got me thinking......I haven't had any meat at all since Friday....hmmmm

Anonymous said...

Hey , if you think you can't live without chicken, try this recipe:

http://www.davesworkout.com/articles.php?read=8 . It helped me get over my love of meat!

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