Vegetarian for a Semester

I have decided I’m going to go on a low-fat vegetarian diet for a semester (August 20 to December 15) and if that works out well, I’m going to go vegan for the spring semester of college. I’ve had much success with a vegetarian diet in the past, well, once I was getting enough protein. When I first started on my vegetarian diet in 20005, I felt AWESOME, but I was starting to bruise severely. My husband at the time would not let me leave the house in shorts or a tshirt because he was afraid he was going to be arrested for battering me, even though he hadn’t. The bruising was severe and when I went to the doctor he said if I was not getting enough protein that was the cause. I was only eating vegetables and fruit but when I started being vigilant regarding protein, I was fine. I stayed on my vegetarian diet until I was pregnant with my daughter. Actually the unending cravings for meat was the first sign I was pregnant. It was all I could think about.

But, I just want to feel awesome like that again. Actually, I do feel good. I feel much better than I have in a long time. I have tons of energy and I am eating a mostly vegetarian diet. The last time I ate meat on it’s own was at my son’s birthday party I think.

Anyway, for me, going vegetarian cuts out fast food and pizza and stuff like that. I haven’t been eating fast food or anything lately anyway. Honestly, the actual goal is vegan but I’m not brave enough to cut everything out at once, so I’m easing into it. I feel like I’m getting much healthier. I think this is definitely a step in the right direction, anyway.

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