Lindsay is a vegetarian?
October 18, 2010 § 5 Comments
Well, it’s heading that way…
I’m not exactly sure what has made me make this change. Typically in the past, I’ve had few ethical problems with eating meat. I’ve seen a cow being slaughtered for meat in person, and I ate a hamburger for lunch after. I truly believe it’s part of the circle of life. A few weeks ago, I had multiple dreams about cooked animals, like a roasted turkey, coming back to life, and desperately trying to stand up and get out of the pan. It was really sad. I had another dream that was even more disturbing involving throwing a helpless animal away in the trash in a food wrapper. I seriously have noooo idea why these sorts of thoughts are riding through my subconscious. But needless to say, in the morning, I felt pretty affected by them. I’ve wondered in the past if I could feel something strong enough to make me a vegetarian. More than anything I’d say I’m doing it for environmental reasons. The production of meat is pretty unsustainable and terrible for the environment. So if I can be one less person participating, maybe it can help a bit.
Since then, I’ve cut out beef and pork. I’ve had turkey and chicken twice in the last week or so, and a little bit of tuna. I think if anything, I’ll become a pescatarian. But besides sushi and the occasional shrimp, I’m not much of a seafood eater anyways.
I can’t say that this will last. To be honest, I’m craving red meat like a mad woman. I tend to get anemic when I don’t get enough iron, so I’ve felt a bit fatigued in the last week. But I’m going to start more consistently taking my multi-vitamin. I guess I want to make sure above all that I’m still eating healthy. I’ve known a few vegetarians who might as well be called “cheesatarians”. I have already seen this week how easy it is to end up eating cheese pizza, fried food, pasta, and quesadillas all the time.
I’m going to make an effort to eat as healthy and well rounded as I can. And if something I really want to try comes up some day, maybe I’ll eat it, maybe I won’t. I’m not gonna call myself a vegetarian by any means. No labels. I’m gonna see where each day takes me and go with my gut…