I have been flirting with the idea of going vegetarian again. I did it once several years ago and it was total failure. My husband hates vegan and I don’t see any real reason to go there unless I can stop cooking meat altogether so this is going to be a major challenge. I frankly don’t see the point to trying to eat a plant based diet if I have to cook meat for him.
At any rate, the other day a coworker, who is vegan, loaned me a book called The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone. The coworker loaned it to me because I had asked her for a recipe for granola and it is in the book. Also in the book is a whole narrative of how Silverstone went vegan and why she supports it. There are medical testimonials in there from various doctors as well touting the benefits of a plant based diet. It seems to make sense so I am willing to "dip my toe in the water", as she says, and learn more about it.
The last time I did this, I gained a lot of weight because I ate way too much pasta. Now that I have the vegetable garden going and we have been enjoying wonderful salad greens and some other things maybe things can be a little different. In addition I have learned to control my eating issues and hold them at bay and eat healthy, natural foods with the Mediterranean Diet Plan. I had tried to cook Tofu in the past and disguise it from my husband but that didn’t seem to work all that much. I do cook one or two vegetarian meals a week now but if I can somehow phase in more, that would be great. I do know that the whole meat production is a huge drain on the planet and by doing one or two meatless meals a week we can help reduce that a little. The bottom line is that it is all about being healthier and doing my part to treat the earth with respect and love. What can be wrong about that?