Have you ever read Skinny Bitch? If you don't mind a couple of awesome swear words in between the no-nonsense advice, then you must read it! Let me tell you that I have never read a book that makes me laugh this much although Mein Kampf is a close second (just kidding...but seriously).

One of the subjects discussed is animal cruelty. Yeah, we've all heard of it. If you were like me, you turned a blind eye away from it and pretended that your meat came from frolicking animals in a field that were humanely put down and nicely packed for your consumption. I can actually see it now and oddly resembles Babe's farm. Sadly, it's not. Try, Babe's farm inside a concentration camp. This is why I decided to try vegetarianism.

Yup. Zero meat for this mama not to mention zero meat for Mr. Mister as well. I have decided to make the switch for 30 days. Just try it. If I find that it doesn't work, then I'll go from there.

It's only been 5 days but it's been pretty easy so far. I think the main reason is because I don't really like meat to begin with. It's easy to give up something that you're not that fond of.

But where will you get your protein?!?!?!?!

Oh em gee. Calm down. It's actually a common misconception that vegetarians will be deprived of protein. In fact, if you look at your diet, you are probably eating too much anyway. Moderation; get it.

What I do is make my normal weekday meals just as planned but I make it with less meat, more veggies, and then I give the meat to my husband. On Monday, I was actually brave enough to try a veggie lasagna. It wasn't too shabby. Although, way to go Wal-Mart, you had a whopping 1 freezer box of vegetarian food. I mean, geez, you have every chip, soda, and cookie variety. Stupid Wal-mart. I hate Wal-mart.

But enough about Death Star (AKA Wal-Mart). I think my real challenge is going to come tonight when I go out-to-eat. Yikes! I'm sure it will be fine, through. Really.

Do it for the animals.


Jenna said...

I've toyed with the idea of going vegetarian, but my husband would die. He can't live without meat. Have you seen Food, Inc.? Another eye-opener about cruelty in the food industry. But it also shows how animals can be treated kindly and still be eaten. So my goal in life is to buy only locally-raised, free-range, grass-fed etc. meat and eggs. But first, my husband will have to get a substantial raise because as it stands, it's way too expensive.

Erin Anderson said...

I am impressed. Since getting more educated about food and health I have cut out meat significantly especially red meat but I just don't think I could do it all together! I am exctied to read your blog too =)

What She Said: said...

I wish I had read this before I ate two huge steaks at the Beach family BBQ. Just kidding. They were really good.

Ever since I found out that veal is not FISH (for some reason I've led a whole 21 year life believing veal came out of the ocean), and found out how that meat becomes so tender, I've wanted to try vegetarianism. Now I can just live vicariously through you. Tell me how it goes.