I wanted to write a little update on my Meatless Monday post, which I wrote after two meat free weeks in late January/early February. It has been surprisingly easy to keep going, I have mainly had meat (usually chicken) once a week, except once when I went two weeks without eating any. The non-sugar thing has been harder, but I have pretty good at that too (although a returning Belgian guest brought me some beautiful chocolates from Antwerp and I couldn’t resist eating some of them.) I have not seen any amazing increase in energy levels or the best skin of my life, but I did drop 2-3 kilos without trying at all; it was not planned but I am happy with it. I am having lots of salads, lots of avocados, a good amount of lentils, beans and chick peas/garbanzos, whole grain bread (home made and store bought, even though the one from the store really isn’t that great), some white bread, grilled and roasted vegetables, some pasta and risotto, fruits… It is hard not to eat any of the desserts when I spend 6 days a week in a hotel, but I am doing good!
It is harder when I have my day off and go to the city, so that is usually where I will have my weekly chicken, although many places have a variety of non-meat option. I stumbled upon a vegetarian restaurant in Villa Crespo with a friend, Almacen Purista, which was a nice find.
I definitely don’t consider myself vegetarian, but it has been a really good experience to cut down on meat, diary and eggs and I will continue it for as long as I am comfortable with it.