It’s been ages since I last posted. And I’m really sorry. I admit it was not just the holidays but I had a bit of an inspiration low and also got a bit positively busy. So, please forgive me for that.
As some of you may know or remember, I’ve adapted a pescetarian diet in May 2017. I’ve done 7 months of pesco-vegetarian dieting. “7 months? Not 8?” – you may ask. And yes. This is the thing I want to talk about here.
Triggered by Christmas
As of January, or to be precise Christmas, I have decided to welcome meat into my diet again. Initially, I wanted to make an exception for Christmas because I went to see my family over the holidays and my grandma was there as well and…you get it I hope (It basically means loads of very good food and cooking.). Can’t say no. Won’t ever. So Christmas was an exception. But then it started to make me wonder and I contemplated my decision.
The few months before Christmas I had stomach aches more frequently and often felt a bit bloaty too. It could easily be that I have an intolerance for something specific. Maybe it’s gluten. Maybe it’s lactose. Or maybe it’s just too much carbs. I don’t know. But I do know that when I ate meat – and not just a little, but I still tried limiting and still sometimes ate meat-free – I know that I felt a bit better. Of course at first it was a bit more heavy in my stomach but all in all when I was starting to get used to it I noticed afterwards, after I traveled back to Amsterdam, that I have not encountered being bloaty as much as before.
From meat to no-meat to meat
So it happened. I told myself I’ll try this out. My main focus is and always was to eat healthy. My main reason for being pescetarian was not because of how land-animals were treated. It was one of the reasons, yes. And I think it’s absolutely cruel how some animals are treated and also among other things how bad it is how much crap (sorry) they are being fed that we eat with them. I don’t think it’s alright. But I do feel like I need meat now and then. I still set myself the limit of staying away from processed meats, as they are very unhealthy. My sister and me, we were both raised with quite the healthy diet. Mom didn’t cook too much with red meat, though we did have it now and then. Though mostly, it was chicken. I’m really thankful to my mother that she also taught us to like meat-free meals for example with veggies only or with tofu. I guess due to that it was not so hard for me to give up meat.
So, yeah. There you go. It’s official. I am on the meat-eater side again. You could say I’m more of a blending-in type of meat eater. 😀 I love my veggies and fish. So I still prefer those meals over anything overly heavy or too meat-y. But I am also happy I have more choices regarding cooking and eating out/ordering. I missed this much creativity. 🙂
Don’t be surprised anymore if you see me posting something meaty! It’s out now. You know the truth.