New and Eager, Yet Very Hesitant
After years of knowing that my body simply doesn't like to digest most meat, I've decided to try my hand at vegetarianism. Vegan seems a bit too extreme to start out with, for me at least. I've attempted to be a vegetarian when I was younger, although I feel like a lot of adolescent girls dabble in it once or twice. Now that I'm an adult, I know what I want much more firmly than I did before.
In my household, there are several dietary restrictions which would make a vegetarian diet easy to work with. These restrictions being lactose intolerance, egg, and peanut allergies.
As right as this whole diet/lifestyle seems for me, I'm nervous. I've often seen a lot of critique and read a lot of horror stories of negative side-effects associated with this dietary choice. I suppose what I'm looking for here is a bit of reassurance and perhaps some useful information regarding many of the myths. I have read the post on here about that, but that was a bit of a coles notes version in my opinion.
Anyways, if you'd like to get to know me, here I am! :)
Hi Mika! I'm new here too. :)
Hi, Mika. I've tried my hand at it before as well and I had no negative effects, only Good ones. I stopped only because I had reached and surpassed my goal. I have recently begun a vegetarian diet again with the intent of going beyond my goal (30 days). I'm kicking the "diet" off with a 30-day challenge to get rid of the meat.
It seems to me that this diet would be perfect for you and your family. Consider yourself fortunate. =) Good luck on your journey. It may help to use a weekly meal planner or get a meal suggestion or two from each member of the family and then rotate those until you feel more comfortable.
I will be starting a vegan diet on Monday. I am somewhat nervous about the whole thing. I will not convert my entire household into vegan right away. I think my kids my have a fit if they couldn't have Pizza Hut...lol.
Anyway, any tips and/or suggestions would be greatly appreicated.
Wish me luck :)