ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

1 year as a Vegetarian

Updated on March 30, 2020

Why I started my journey as a vegetarian

My back ground with food

Let me start by speaking on my eating habits I grew up eating the standard american diet my mom would always make fried chicken or, pork chops with macaroni and cheese or, fries. Sausage, bacon fried eggs for breakfast.There was always kool- aid or soda so I would also have a lot of sugar.

I rarely had a vegetable anytime I did it would be carrots and broccoli with lots of ranch dressing. I was never really fit however as an adult I started to exercise and loss weight. However, in the past couple years I have been eating really unhealthy due to stress and started gaining weight.


Why I started my journey as a vegetarian

Why I started my journey as a vegetarian was because I wanted to get healthier. Most people do it for animals I did it to get my weight under control. I have tried all of the fad diets like " the military diet" the egg diet" even drinking apple cider vinegar. I wanted something that would last and not be temporary.

I did this journey because I realized. I have an unhealthy relationship with food. I had stopped working out, started eating nothing but, fast food and just had given up.The weight slowly started to creep up and I got heavier and heavier. There are other dirt that works just as good but, this is a life style change and in my opinion easier to stick to.







How my Journey started

I started my journey by going cold turkey and just stopped eating meat. This was a big mistake I had done no research ended up getting really sick. At first I wasn't even eating vegetables just noodles, potatoes and eggs which are just carbs. I also was always hungry got headaches and was extremely tired , due to lack of research.

I then went back to eating meat and binged one day because I was so hungry. I started again the next week after doing some research. I then started eating meat once to twice a week. However, it was not healthy foods still eating process fried food which doesn't help. I finally stared to meal prep once a week and would experiment with different veggies. Meal prep makes if much easier there are tons recipes online another good source is a vegetarian or, vegan blog.


The negatives and positives of being a vegetarian

There can be some negative and positive effects of being vegetarian.

Although being a vegetarian can be healthy however,it can also cause a lot of problems if not done properly. I myself experience some tiredness and headaches. These experiences can discourage people to not want to start. Its important to do lots of research before going plant base.

Negative Effects

Bloting

Tiredness

Headachs

Lethargic

Positive Effects

Weight Loss

Healthy gut

Clear skin

Can help prevent centain diseases

After a while I noticed my taste buds started to change. I really enjoyed eating vegetables and cooking. After a while I notice that I would get fuller faster and have certain craving. I also realized that eating, grains, legumes, rice and beans kept me fuller longer and satisfied my hunger. Eating this way will also save you money since fresh produce will be a bit pricey.

What I've learned sense going plant based.

What I have learned so far is to do lots research and take your time. Its hard for most people at first you just have to be disciplined. I have actually taught myself cook and I love it. There are so many different things to eat besides salad. Now days they have a variety a fake meat, and other protein options. Another I can say is to invest in a blender and make shakes with spinach, kale and other yummy veggie. Add any fruit you want like a banana and it will taste sweet, it will also keep you fuller for longer.I have also learned that food tastes so much better when made fresh. I started for weight loss but, fell in love with how it made me feel over all.

Inconclusion I feel going vegetarian or, vegan is not only good for your body but, also for the environment. It may not be for everyone or, wve the healthiest diet or, 'life style" but it definitely worth try.


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      12 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for stressing the importance of being prepared before making such a drastic change in lifestyle. You learn gradually. Best to you going forward.

    • Sequoia84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sequoia Coleman 

      12 months ago from Los Angeles

      Being a vegetarian or, vegan takes alot a self control and commitment. It's a lifestyle choice not a diet. It's not for everybody but, I love it and will continue to live this lifestyle, as long as can.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)