Why I’ve Gone Veggie For A Month

It’s been 11 days since I decided to go vegetarian. Why you may ask? Well… let me tell you!

I spent last November and December in hospital and I found myself reflecting on my lifestyle choices – what goes in and on to my body.

This includes make-up I’m wearing, sustainable fashion items and of course eating lots of vegetables and drinking lots of water.

I have been eating meats my whole life, however I really enjoy eating plant based foods and drinks.

Joe and I switched to soya, oat and coconut milk a couple of years ago as I found regular ‘milk’ (whole, semi-skimmed) wasn’t great for my skin – I’d get quite a few breakouts when I consumed it and my stomach would feel bloated afterwards.

Having said that, when I found out I had endometriosis back in 2014, I researched options which would help deal with the pain. I found that eating a Pescatarian diet worked wonders for me, as well as exercising with my kettlebell five times a week!

I’ve found that going veggie has made my body feel great! Also it’s amazing for dieting – vegetables are so low in calories!

As well as feeling like I’m some what helping the planet and also saving a bit of money along the way. (Trying to do my bit in helping where I can).

There is and has been a huge debate between vegan’s and meat eaters over the years, however, you should just do what’s right for you and your body. You shouldn’t feel like you have to be forced to follow a certain diet. It’s down to you!

So far I’ve loved being veggie, however, I do crave chicken and fish a lot! I miss roast dinners more than anything and a lovely bit of grilled salmon!

If I can do a full month of being veggie – who’s to say I can’t do a few more months or even a year. I shall keep you updated in future blog posts – fingers crossed I can stick to it.

Are you doing Veganuary? Or, have you made any lifestyle changes this month? Let me know in the comments below!

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8 Comments

    • zoey
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 10:12 pm

      Taking each day as it comes, but doing much better! Thank you :).

      Z

  1. January 18, 2019 / 5:55 pm

    This was such an interesting read, I’m glad you found a route that seems to work for your body! I’m currently phasing meat out, can’t say I’ll go completely veggie but I definitely don’t want to be eating anywhere near as much of it!

    Kathleen / http://www.madeinthe1990s.co.uk

    • zoey
      Author
      January 19, 2019 / 8:34 am

      I was the same a few months ago… I just love chicken and fish too much, but once you start a weekly meal plan it’s easier than you think! I’ve done almost 2 weeks full veggie now – quite surprised with myself!

      Z

  2. January 19, 2019 / 5:11 pm

    This is such an interesting post, I’ve thought about trying out being a vegetarian too so it’s interesting to see other peoples experience – it’s amazing that you can feel a difference. I think my main concern would be that I would be cutting out too many food options as I have coeliac disease so cannot eat gluten already – I guess with a good meal plan it would be manageable! Natalie x

    http://www.tillygraceblog.wordpress.com

    • zoey
      Author
      January 19, 2019 / 7:46 pm

      Thanks Natalie! I pretty much live on vegetables/soup and can definitely notice the difference in my weight. I thought it was going to be really hard to do – but I’m already 2 weeks in and can see myself eating veggie for the majority of this year, we shall see…

      Z

    • zoey
      Author
      January 20, 2019 / 3:50 pm

      Thank you 🙂 – I’m still recovering… taking each day as it comes. Writing is helping me relax and get my thoughts out in the open!

      Z

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