It’s purely a will for me right after we hit the first of January 2018. I had enough meat. And all that. I mean, i really had enough.
What was actually happened? Am i turning my self into a vegan club? Where did i get enough protein from? Will i get enough energy for my body?
The answer is : i’m still figuring out and by far, i’m good with less of it.
It started at December 2017. 31st December. We were having our family dinner. Grills, bake, fry, and even on Christmas, we had baked bacons, red meats, porks, and all that MEAT! And soon right after, i think i have had too much of meat already i no longer can take it.
Meanwhile, i was actually not a big fan of it. I love veggies, and veggies. Not much of fruits even. But even with that condition, i still can’t claim my self a vegan. Nor a vegetarian.
I gained 2 pounds. I was like. WTH?! And i felt terrible. Not because of the weight that i have gained, but more into what i’ve been feeling after having those meat inside my stomach.
So then i decided immediately on January 1st. I’m done with meat, and will try to reduce it. Instead, i eat more of vegetables, either raw or cooked. So i did.
My plan was easy, i will eat any vegetables i see, i have, Raw or cooked. Since i love salad, bought two boxes and divide it for 4 portion of meals. I use a very small ammount of light dressing. Which is Thai Dressing, I count the sugar in it, and i’m fine with tasteless salad.
I workout regularly like wise, but i added more and more intensity. Crazy right?
The hardest thing still be the dairy intake from my coffee and protein shake. However, the amount is really small, and my body will soon react to the lactose if i drank too much of it.
So what was the main reason i reduce the meat intake?
- My body, my system, reacted so bad right after i eat whatever meat except fish.
- My skin looks horrible and i produce lots of sebum and blackheads.
- I had too many lipoma under my skin, and i don’t want to add another to it.
- My gut feels awful
- I have to lose some weight
- I cant chew, imagining i’m eating a dead body. And this is serious.
How i survive without it?
- i prepare and eat many and many vegetables
- i replace meat with tofu and mushrooms.
- i crave for veggies every time, every meal time.
- i eat every 2hours. Less rice/carbs.
- I eat plant protein from peas, cashews, beans.
- i drink more waters. I control my hunger.
- I just survive it.
It’s been 20days since i started. I feel really light, my gut system feels better. Bowel movement is even better. I’m shrinking, and happy.
I don’t feel weak, hence i feel i have more energy through the whole day.
I have lost 1 pound. But few sizes down. And i think thats good.
Now if you are looking forward to lose some and gain more energy without eating meat. I suggest you to reduce frequently. Try not to force yourself to completely cut them off your everyday meal. Try to do at least two days off meat out of 7days in a week.
Cutting meat is not only benefits your health, but also your financials. Now i am not a vegan, but if you seriously wanting a better health quality, or just wanna lose some pounds, start researching the right life style – diet for your life that is not pack with mostly meat. Instead, those raw, unprocessed food made of vegetables or plant based food, are mostly nutritious and put many benefits to your health. So why not?
2018 Goals beside wanting the Kardashian’s body (hey…i’m being Honest!) …i just want to sustain a healthy body and mind.
Here is a reference of great book i’ve read and study during my transition to plant based.
- Vegan Itu Mudah – Indonesian Version
- Dr. Oz You The Owner Manual
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Living
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