So, I have mentioned before on this blog something that I have been toying with, and that is wanting to take a month and go vegetarian. I understand for the hard core fans of eating this way, this is a bit of a cop-out as it is just 30 days and not much of a social commitment to eating less meat. I think they are wrong – here’s why.
We are a little family of 3 – that is the Lady, the Wee One and I. We eat animal protein 6-7 days of the week, and as I have mentioned before we are doing better by incorporating at least one vegetarian meal in a week cycle, but sometimes, that gets lost in the business of life. So we end up pulling something meat based from the freezer and having our pound of flesh.
That means we are eating a minimum of one pound of animal protein per day – that is 30 pounds in a month and more likely over 400 lbs a year! So if we can cut that for even one month we are going to do well the health benefits alone are going to be startling.
But, I am not going to lie to you Marge, this is going to be one epic test of personal self control. I have days when I crave animal protein – absolutely crave it. As in I could eat as much as I can cram into me in one day and not be satiated. What will I do if I get the meat-shakes during my month of only veg? How can I curb my cravings?
I have been told that the meat based cravings will go away – but can I take it.? Will I wake up in the middle of the night with the bacon sweats?
So in preparation we have been adding more vegetables into our repertoire and encouraging the Wee One to help choose the vegetables we use each night.
Tonight The Lady made for us all a pasta with a goat cheese sauce. The vegetables as selected included peas, asparagus and french beans – it was excellent and it has made the shortlist of things we are going to eat during the big Veg Out. But we are not ready to get there yet. We have decided that the month of July is going to be our month and I have decided that it is going to make a great little miniseries of posts. From the big pig out on the day before to the final repast, stay tuned for we are going for the big Veg Out!