"I can't eat meat anymore."
But that happened this weekend. The Hubby & I watched a documentary called, "VEGUCATED" (click here if you want to watch a bit of it) and it changed the way I view how I eat my food. Granted, it is VERY one-sided. It's all about 3 random people being VEGAN for 6 weeks. Vegan. Not vegetarian like we are trying.
It was the push I needed.
I don't think I could ever ever be a full-on Vegan. I like my cheese too much. But I am trying to wean myself off of all animal products. Once you realize HOW MANY ANIMAL PRODUCTS are in our food, it really begins to make you think.
I've watched other documentaries about being vegetarian, eating cleaner, etc...and those have all really made me wonder WHY I eat meat products in general. When you see how these animals are treated, it seriously makes you nauseous. Well, it made ME nauseous.
I'm not hating on anyone that eats meat. Heck, I mean..I still can't believe I'm doing this. Neither can my hubby. He loves him some meat.
MY GOAL IS SIMPLE: Eat food that is not processed. Eat food that is clean. Eat local with food whenever I can (farmers markets, etc).
We are going to try it. See what happens to our health and our waistlines. So far, so good. It's actually really fun figuring out what to eat for dinner! Last night we made Baked Potatoes with BBQ Beans & Salad. Yummy. It's really not that hard once you start. And it helps me THINK about what I'm putting into my body. Am I going to be perfect at this? Probably not..but I'm ok with that.
What do YOU THINK? Could you ever be a vegetarian? Vegan? Are you already? How did you come to that decision? Are you a "clean eater"? Do you want to be? Do tell....