It's been 2 weeks since I made the decision to stop eating meat and I FEEL BETTER ALREADY! I have so much more energy and I feel lighter, as if the meat was weighing me down both physically and mentally.
It hasn't really been that hard because the only meat I really like is chicken. Everything else seems nasty now. Especially beef! Ew.
Basically, just knowing that what use to be a LIVING ANIMAL is going inside me disgusts me now... I feel like I'll somehow ruin my purity by eating meat, if that makes sense.
And I've been eating more vegetables! I've discovered kale, baby spinach, and avocados. And I have a newfound love for green beans at an unhealthy level. Today I cooked an entire bag and ate the whole thing. I have no regrets. Who knew being a vegetarian could be this fun
Welcome, literally everyone who has transitioned to vegetarianism due to ethical reasons (enlightenment) feels exactly the same way which you can find out in 2 minutes by going through the Intro section.
Are you planning on going vegan too in the future? There is no hurry as you have already taken the biggest step by avoiding meat. You seem to be eating green veggies which are a great source of vitamins but make sure you get your share of veggie proteins so that you don't feel the urge to go back to your past diet out of dependency. Milk, tofu, peas, cottage cheese etc will give you enough protein. I do agree that for some turning to vegetarianism even milk products would seem avoidable but because they don't do enough planning before the transition, a few months down the line they go back to meat and blame veggie diet to be incomplete. Better than this is to transition slowly and smoothly and make sure it's a lifetime commitment.
The earth has enough resources for everyones need but not their greed.
Welcome! I remember when I started being vegetarian after few days I started feeling like I have a child's body (meaning in energy), but still it took me some time until I discovered vegetarian cuisine, meaning until I found where I can buy tofu and other food (I mean still needed to learn about oats which I never ate before), but now I mostly don't cook vegetables. For breakfast I put fruit and vegetables in a blender, blend them and eat them and it's absolutely delicious!! For dinner is similar: I put some fruits and vegetables with yogurt in the blender and then mix them with oats and corn cereals - again best taste ever!