I was a vegetarian for two weeks...It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. Maybe it’s because I live in New York City and here you have numerous non-meat options when it comes to dining. During the two weeks I had a superior burger, an impossible burger, a Beyond Meat burger and multiple falafels. I also rediscovered a love for roasted vegetables; the beautiful and magic caramelization of a a cauliflower, a broccoli or a brussel sprouts. I found out just how much grains like freekeh and couscous can fill you up. I ordered and tried dishes I would never have tried before while on the diet like a hummus taquito. I felt like I gained more energy for my workouts and I definitely became for regular with my “movements.”
After two weeks I did go back slowly starting with grilled fish and eventually working back up to a steak (which was so delicious.). Would I do it again, maybe for a limited time like that. Would I ever completely give up meat, no. But I have learned that it is not hard to do, it’s easier than one would think and it showed me that you don’t have to have meat for every meal.