On Valentine’s Day 2018, most people were out eating a romantic steak dinner for two, dipping marshmallows in a chocolate fountain or munching on heart-shaped gummies in the cinema – but not me…
This was the day I changed up my lifestyle and cut out meat.
Nowadays I hear that vegetarianism or veganism is merely a trend that millennials are getting sucked into because they want to feel ‘hip’; and I also have a few farmer friends claiming that I’m ‘ruining’ their business because of my drastic choice. On the daily I am bombarded with “what’s the point, you’re not going to save the animals alone, are you?” Well, of course I’m not!
I don’t have a long-winded story about why I made this choice: not because of health benefits, not because I think I can save the animals and not because I am attempting to stop global warming (these are all positive bonuses though!) The core reason is simply because I hate the thought of eating dead animals. That’s it. Simple.
I think being vegetarian is a positive thing and I don’t regret my decision. I don’t ‘miss’ meat or get that mouth-watering sensation when you just crave something, contrary to popular belief as my friends try to rub their McDonald’s quarter pounder under my nose (no thank you, get it away!)
Another thing is that despite my decision to become a vegetarian, at the end of the day it was my decision and no one else’s, so I wouldn’t try to force it onto anyone, even though if anyone was pondering it, I would encourage them to do it 100% as long as they were sure that they would be able to get all of the nutrients they need.
I am completely content in the lifestyle in which I am currently living and have no plans to revert or change. I just ask that if you speak to anyone living a different way to you, it’s ok to disagree with what they think, but there is no need to give them stick about any of it because at the end of the day it’s not affecting your life, is it?
I would love to do more posts about vegetarianism such as what I eat, how I get nutrients and positives and negatives etc, is that something you lovely readers would like to read? Let me know!