Day 4 of the Vegetarian diet

A long long time ago I blogged about my terrible diet that consisted of pizzas, hamburgers, ice cream, and a variety of other foods that had an absence of fruits or vegetables.  I always suffered from the work out like a maniac and eat like a pig syndrome.  So for the last 4 days I have stopped eating all forms of meat.  I have allowed myself some cheese, milk, and yogurt and most of the other things I have eaten has been vegetables and fruits.  It has only been 4 days so the jury is out as to any long term affects of following an lacto (milk) octo (egg) vegetarian diet, but I do have a few observations to share.

vegetarian week

Let me make it clear I don’t despise meat it is just that I loved it so much that I tended to eat very little vegetables and almost zero fruits.  This obsession with animal protean was really limiting the consumption of other good foods and my diet was not really great, although I did a pretty good job limiting the amount of simple carbohydrates I consumed.  As I seem to have a problem with moderation I just decided to eliminate the meat which would force me to consume more fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc.  Here is what I found out:

  • I feel lighter
  • I don’t gorge myself anymore and don’t feel so bloated
  • I swear my stomach is shrinking at least a little
  • The additional fiber is doing wonders for my digestive system
  • I feel like I have more energy

Not bad for 4 days.

There are additional reasons that I am pursuing this lacto octo vegetarian diet, but some of those might sound like preaching, so for now I would rather talk about how it makes me feel versus some meat eaters vs. vegetarianism world view.  I would love to hear from others who have tried vegetarian diets.

Namaste

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2 thoughts on “Day 4 of the Vegetarian diet

  1. Yea!!! I always have to cheer when I hear someone is trying out a vegetarian or vegan diet. My husband and I went vegan two years ago when my husband was diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The transition was challenging at first, but after a few months it became easy and we fell in love with this diet. We thought it was going to be a life of denial, but we’ve learned that it’s not. It’s just a matter of learning how to eat in a new way. It’s every bit as delicious as how we were eating before. It has also made a dramatic impact on our health. My hubby’s blood pressure and cholesterol are down to normal, we’ve both lost weight, our persistent skin conditions have cleared up and neither of us have been sick for a very long time. All I can tell you is that you may not like it at first, but if you stick with it you’ll grow to LOVE it. I wish you the best of luck. Celeste 🙂

  2. It’s so much easier to practice a lacto-ovo vegetarian lifestyle than to go completely vegan. How great that you are listening to your body’s responses to your eating without judgment! That is is how we all find our best way to eat (in my opinion).

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