It's been about two months that I've been learning to cook and eat without meat. I didn't initially think I'd entirely give up meat. I have two teen boys who don't want to, and really thought I'd be okay with occassionally having free range meat. After the first month, I bought free range beef. I stood in front of the counter and just felt quesy, but I got it anyway. When I made it, the boys really liked it, so I had a bite. I won't say it tasted bad-I actually "knew" it was better than reg. beef-but I did not want it. I spit it out, and my stomach just kept turning.
I now know I will not, should not, eat meat of any kind. That experience got me to realize that's how I felt every day before I gave it up, not that intense, but like sickly.
Pretty great that going veg. has changed not just how I feel physically, but emotionally. I have energy, motivation, and a more positive outlook than ever before. Oh yeah, I've lost 20 lbs. and my cholestrol levels are excellent! Easy to forget that was my original intent, because it more of a side effect.
If I told people a pill did this for me, they'd be all over it. Tell them giving up dead animal flesh did it, and they need more proof.
Average is so weird.
Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good