April showers bring May fishes? Truth be told, the few months leading up to April 10th (which was the day of my husband’s PhD dissertation defense), we have been eating so poorly, that it was really affecting my body. On top of that, when we would go out to eat, we were eating very decadently. I think I was at my stopping point when I returned from NOLA from a conference trip. I decided that I was going to give up meat.
Now, as some background- I don’t eat red meat. The only meat I really eat is chicken and turkey, and an occasional helping of bacon or prosciutto. Giving up meat isn’t something that I consider a drastic change, and I am going to continue eating fish, so it’s not all that bad!
I know I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus last month, but May will focus on going pescatarian. I’ve already been going for a good solid three weeks, so today’s post will focus on the experience and any changes I’ve been experiencing.
Whatcha feel like so far?
- With my acid reflux issues, etc. eating a lot of veggies isn’t always a recipe for good health… (think raw veggies, salads = gas)
- Real talk- constipation definitely happens.. I noticed that I was a bit more regular when I was eating meat. It took my stomach a good two weeks to get a bit more regular
- Less drowsiness. Eating heavy meals for lunch usually lead to that extra cup of coffee in the afternoon. I’ve noticed that ever since going pescatarian has changed that! (It also helps that I’m not in a super dimly lit office anymore)
- Eating no meat = lighter meals; MORE SNACKING! Since the meals are lighter, we definitely get hungrier quicker. Snacking and lighter meals are
- Frozen veggies are a life saver; Let’s face it, we all want to buy the pretty fresh veggies, but life does not always allow us to cook them before they go bad! They have the pretty much the same nutrition value and are WAY CHEAPER!
- Avocados are versatile! Use them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack!
More tips and tid-bits to come in the next week!