I’ve toyed with the idea for a few years now of going vegetarian, I used to be, a long while ago but I didn’t keep it up. I’ve always had trouble with iron, protein and eating in general. I either eat too much of the bad stuff or not at all but over the last year and a half, Chris and I have really been working on eating better, I’ve been adding in veggies and getting healthier. We are also going to limit sugar in our diet, Chris has been getting sick from it, Nate has been a lunatic after eating it and I have noticed the scale goes up a bit the day after I eat sweet treats even if I factored it into my calories. That’s not to say we will never have a cookie, I am a baker after all! But, we are trying to limit it.
Many people have asked me, why, why do you want to do this? Well, I watched a documentary and learned that you can heal/fix/correct your body by eating a plant based diet and it just clicked. Going vegetarian was what I wanted to do and luckily, my husband was on board too and so we made the switch Friday.
Today is day six and I can’t say I’ve noticed a HUGE difference but I also have a three week (as of tomorrow) little girl who is keeping me up at night and making food for her seems to be tiring for my body. I have noticed that little things that used to annoy me are less obnoxious. For example, getting all the way upstairs and realizing I forgot my drink or to switch laundry. Now I just run back downstairs and run back up. I have noticed that I feel a little better and am sleeping a bit better despite a fore mentioned baby. That could be coincidence or that could be veggie diet, who knows but I’m sure time will tell! One thing we ARE struggling with is eating out, Chris works a lot so we eat out for lunch or dinner probably three times a week and it’s a little obnoxious to find filling food that is vegetarian and isn’t breaking my bank. How about lower the price of veggies and raise the price of fast food? Which is something I thought even before.
As for updated weight loss; 26 down from labor weight, 17 down from pre-pregnancy weight and 44 down for my total. I’m hoping that the number keeps dropping and it will faster once I’m cleared for exercise. However, between watching calories, running around with Nate, plant based diet, breastfeeding and guzzling water, I’m doing pretty good!
Would you try a plant based diet? Do you already because I would love recipe shares! Or, never gonna happen? I love animals but it really isn’t about that for me, it’s about health. To know that you can reverse so many things by making these changes, I’m up to try it!