Goodbye Veggies

A journey through a diet change

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After Thoughts

As of today I have eaten meat, though I wouldn’t necessarily call myself much of an omnivore yet.

Though what I have eaten so far has been good to me as far as not upsetting my digestive system and I still believe that meat will be a good addition to my diet for the reasons I discussed in my previous post But Why Goodbye?, I can’t say I’m as excited about this transition as I was prior to actually committing to it.

I certainly don’t regret the decision to change my diet for the future and still plan to continue to eat meat. I feel as though I will perhaps be more excited about the change once I am more comfortable eating meat in larger quantities and on a more regular basis. There are a multitude of exciting recipes I’ve been wanting to try which I will share at the bottom of this post. As of now, I am still in the slow process of transitioning and will continue to post updates as I see important changes happening.

Recipes I am curious to try:

If and when I try these recipes, I will be sure to post reviews on how they are and how my body reacts to them.

 

 

The Second Step

In the last 8 years that I have been a vegetarian, I’ve noticed that the world has erupted into an absolute bacon craze. People are fanatic about bacon. I remember bacon being quite tasty before I was a vegetarian, but I have been under the guise that it must have gotten better in the past decade. Why else would people be wearing bacon pants and eating bacon icecream and other such strange wonders?

Today there was some bacon cooked up with our dinner. So, I decided to try a piece.  Sure, it was tasty. But it was not the fireworks explosion of mouth joy that everyone seems to play it up as. Once again I did not feel ill afterwards though, so that is a big plus!

At the very least I feel a little accomplished that I have now eaten two different types of meat without any issue. I may not quite understand the bacon craze in it’s entirety, but I suppose I can at least participate in eating it now.

Vegetarian starting to eat meat again

Bacon baby formula… really?

 

Baby Steps

For people intending to change their diet from a vegetarian diet to a omnivorous diet, there are a few commonly suggested rules to follow when making the switch:

  • Take probiotics prior to ingesting any meat to ensure an adequate supply of healthy gut bacteria for optimal digestion. Some people may also benfit from taking digestive enzymes before and during the transition. These items can be found easily at any health food store and are starting to become more widely available at grocery and retail store chains.
  • Start by incorporating meat based broths into the diet before eating any actual meat.
  • When first beginning to eat meat, start with fish or chicken. Eat it earlier in the day and don’t eat anything else for a few hours afterwards to give your body time to react appropriately and make note of any feelings of discomfort.

While I can not say from personal experience whether these tips are necessary steps or not, they make sense for those wanting to be cautious.

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