I have been a Vegetarian for two months now, yay! However, this is not my first rodeo at Vegetarianism.
My boyfriend, when I originally met him, was a Vegetarian and had been trying to get me to convert. Last year, for about three months, I finally gave in and it was awful. I got sick several times, I was malnourished, and my body hated me. Needless to say, I was turned off from the experience. I was ill informed and my body was lacking the nutrients it needed to perform and maintain. So I returned to my carnivorous ways. Fast forward 8 months later, and a little something called the Fit Girl’s Guide caused me to re-think my meat eating decisions.
The guide has a meal plan and the meals are about 80% Vegetarian but I made my meals 90% Vegetarian. I was clean eating. After completing the 28 day challenge in January, I had lost 10 pounds and my body felt really good. I did not have the opportunity to do the workouts like the guide called, but the eating right was enough for me. So I challenged myself to take the challenge again, but this time, as a Vegetarian.
Shockingly, it was not as horrible of an experience. Why? I was informed. The guide helped me balance my meals and add in the nutrients to where I was deficient. I still have to work harder at obtaining the right amount of protein but all – in – all, I decided that this would be a life style choice for me.
My family has a history of diabetics and varying heart conditions; this seemed like the best move for my own health. After all, having high cholesterol at 24 should be unseemly.
I am excited to share this with you and hope you enjoy following me journey as the Chic Vegetarian.