I don’t know if everyone remembers this or not, but back in 2011 Angela Simmons made a decision to become a vegetarian. Shortly after she posed nude for Peta, and she shared some of her reasons for making that decision….
Although Angela is not the first person to make this life changing decision, she was however the first celebrity to really get my attention on the subject.
So, after doing a little more research I decided to give it a try!….and oh boy has it been an interesting ride…
In The Beginning: My mom never cooked pork for me and my siblings, so I am only accustomed to eating chicken, turkey, beef, and fish. A few years ago I realized that I actually preferred ground turkey over ground beef lol, go figure!
Welp…..so long beef 😛 , Now don’t get me wrong I still indulge in a steak every once in a while, but for the most part I am beef free. Overall giving up beef was easy, so I figured changing to a vegetarian would be a piece of cake…..and man was I wrong!!!
Making the decision: This is actually my 2nd attempt to give up meat (smh).I never realized that a healthy vegetarian lifestyle would be so costly! sheesh you can get a double cheese burger for a buck, but veggies and fruits are a different story.
So I figured I would start slow…just substitute chicken, turkey, and beef for fish and eggs until further notice
Meat vs. Fish…..just off the top of my head, ground turkey is about $3, Tilapia fillets are about $6
Fresh fruit: I am very picky when it comes to fruit, Mangos are my favorite and they cost about $2.98 per lb
Fresh Veggies: I have no idea because I only buy frozen (don’t judge me)
My drive thru habits were definitely altered….before I would grab a quick burger, or nuggets for lunch. Not now! Now when I pull up to McDonalds, I just stare at the menu lol inevitably I might leave with just a fry and a frappe’ which cost more that a value meal! lol (I’m cheap)
Needles to say, my first attempt ended when I gave in to Chic-Fil-A. My second attempt ended when I went to a bar-b-q over my sister’s house a couple of weeks ago. *Hangs Head*
I’m plotting a vegetarian comeback! To Be Continued……..