Why I chose to become a pescatarian and a vegetarian?
I feel like I don`t think about what I eat enough. I do eat healthy, of course, but I always seem to be in a rush. I could take some time of the day to just sit and enjoy a really good meal. I think that becoming a vegetarian (and a pescatarian) could help me with putting a little more thought into my meals. This is also for exploring a new way of eating
It`s almost been a week, and I am already having complications. Staying away from meat is much more difficult than I thought it would be. I myself am not a big “meat-eater”, and the only type of meat I prefer is mostly chicken.
What is making this challenge hard for me is my culture and my family. I come from a place where everybody loves meat, and everybody eats meat almost every day. On Saturday, I was at this family gathering, and most of the food there contained meat. I, being a newly born pescatarian, had to stay away from delicious beef that night. A lot of relatives asked me why I was not eating, so I had to explain that I am doing this for a challenge. Over and over. It was tiring, but manageable. What really got me thinking is the mentality of some of the relatives. Some of them were saying that I would not eat healthy this way, and that I need to eat meat. I tried to talk to them about this not being true, and that I can get every protein and everything I need by not eating pork. I just have to be creative.