I went 46 days without meat (or seafood) and while I never ate a lot to begin with, I could have it if I wanted it, and I more or less stayed to turkey, ground or otherwise, fish and sometimes chicken. Sometimes beef came into play but mostly while in social situations be it a date, a running social event or out with friends.
Easter morning I got up and put 3 thin slices of turkey on my egg white fakemcmuffin at home. Then at lunch I had about 4 oz of link sausage (bbq (no sauce though) at hospital with mom).
On Monday morning, I felt 'off' and guess what? No bathroom. Stupid meat.
From Tuesday to Friday, I managed to eat 2 boneless chicken breasts, usually sliced thin (never a whole one at once; too big!) and never more than one serving of meat per day. Thats it.
I did buy some chicken salad from WFM and put a tiny smidge of it on a sandwich thin for my lunch today along with sliced avocado and sprouts...I love WFM chicken salad...what can I say?
Obviously eliminating meat for that time was for the most part (90%) easy as pie. And to be honest as much as I might have kidded around about eating a whole cow or something...I havent even had beef, nor do I want it...at least not right now. After that first day I knew that my WOE had completely taken a change in direction. I feel so so so so much lighter without all that in my body...it just makes me feel gross...and I feel...um...lets see, 'fresher' might be the applicable word maybe...
And for new readers, and I know you're out there...my average diet consists of:
- whole grains
- non-meat alternatives (like Boca/Morningstar etc)
- ground turkey
- 'green monsters'! I no longer use yogurt to make these but instead Silk/Almond Breeze, and adding so much spinach it kind of freaks me out how much sometimes!!!
I guess I can officially say that I have indeed become an 'flexitarian' vegetarian, which is what I figured would come of the experiment anyway. My body craves fresh veggies, beans, fruits...I mean CRAVES...like a craving for something do deep within, it sometimes takes over! Hey that reminds me of something else...but I digress ;o)
If anyone is the least bit interested in maybe even just cutting back on the meat in their eating lifestyle, here is an excellent read for you!
7 Steps to Eating Less Meat Now