If you remember, this morning I announced this week’s challenge…being completely vegetarian for a week. Since November I have cut back on my meat consumption and the only meat I ate was fish and some chicken. This week I am going without any meat, including fish. I am using this week to document how I’m feeling while living off a plant-based diet and learning new, creative ways to use veggies. While this week obviously isn’t going to give me the whole picture of being vegetarian (parties, holidays, life occurrences) I will be more aware of my diet options. Eventually, maybe giving up fish won’t seem so difficult.
Benefits of Vegetarianism:
Reduced risk of heart disease
Lower blood pressure
Control of Diabetes
Easier digestion of food
NOTE: I’m not a medical professional or RD. Before you switch or experiment with your diet you should talk with a professional.
For dinner tonight I had leftovers of last night’s pasta (without the shrimp of course). If you haven’t made it yet, you need to now.
Tomorrow I’ll have a great vegetarian recipe for you to kick off the week!