What made you a vegetarian?
I always wonder what makes people vegetarians ......I've never met a veg who didn't radiate health....
As I get older I realize how darn indigestible meat seems to be.....and consider giving it up altogether...
Many people in FAA have mentioned they always wanted to be vegetarians and I wondered why .....for one thing meat is so darn expensive...makes a huge difference in the grocery bill.....beans are cheap.....how do veg work the food plan.....do they get enough of what they need?
Marilyn in Ohio
I'd be interested to hear what are some of veg favorite recipes.....
I am interested in vegetarianism because I want to eat lower on the food chain. I believe it is more efficient and less toxic. However, I don't want to destabilize my abstinence, so I am moving towards it slowly. So far, I just make sure to have 1-2 vegan meals a day. My other meals are generally fish or eggs and I am only including turkey or meat 2-3 meals per week. That is all easy to do in the FAA plan. To go completely vegan doesn't seem so simple though, so I am consulting a nutritionist who is expert in food addiction to see if it is possible. Stay tuned.
Note, however, that I didn't even think about doing this until recently, having been abstinent over a year. During the first part of my abstinence, I felt the most important thing was to become stable on abstinence and accept that if that meant eating animals I would do so. I am grateful for this attitude of surrender and putting abstinence first.
Ora food addict CO
how's it going?
I just read this thread and wondered how it's going with you. Have you managed to go vegetarian? or even as far as vegan?
I do like meat very much but also happy with beans :-)
I want to adapt to eating veggies and fruits for health reasons. Fruits and veggies are medicinal. It would be a great accomplishment for me to be able to do so.
The FAA suggested food plan has many healthy fruits and vegetables on it. It is also a healthy plan for those who eat high-quality meat protein. You can see the FAA food plan here:
Originally Posted by Introvertlui
There are those in FAA who follow a vegetarian way of eating. It is a little more difficult though because the protein choices are limited. There is a sample vegetarian meal plan for a week listed in the Annual Menu Planner & Journal, in case you are interested:
I feel more peaceful the days I eat the vegetarian meals.
I am a vegetarian
Yes the vegetarian diet is a good way to go!! I have been vegetarian for about 5 months now and I can happily say I do not crave, desire or enjoy the presence of meat. However being a vegetarian has opened my world to new problems. I seem to crave sweet foods now, and carbs. Which trying to lose weight does not exactly help. I am a new comer to FAA, so I am yet to try and control my "out of control" behaviour in regards to these items.
But Go vegetarian for sure!! I would like to know what being vegan is like? I mean I love cheese, egg, etc. But have considered becoming a vegan to enforce how I can give up sweet dairy (chocolate mainly) foods. How does one get all the essentials one needs being vegan?? Will this help or hinder my behaviour with carbs and other sweet items?
Holly, this is very interesting to me. I was a vegan before and found myself ravenous for sweets. When I joined FAA, I also added dairy and eggs. This has helped tremendously for me. Now, remaining abstinent, I do not crave the same things I craved as a vegan. It took about 2 weeks of total abstinence for the cravings to leave my body.
I love reading about cravings leaving the body, It truly is just one of the miracle's of this program...I try to eat at least one vegetarian meal a day it works for me... some times I have two vegetarian meals a day ...I love tofu for breakfast...just spray the pan with abstinent cooking spray... sprinkle dehydrated garlic, onion & parsley or oregano a little sea salt and yummo!! Happy vegetarian meals to you all!
Alice abstinent food addict recovering in -PA
Vegetables are very essential for healthy body In increases your strength and complete the required proteins vitamins and minerals for body They must be used often Different vegetables have different benefits We must take vegetables according to our requirement