08/03/2012

Eat your Greens.


Eat your greens.
A story of becoming a vegetarian.


As a self conscience teenager I explored all avenues of weight loss and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, I was adamant that I would aspire to have the figure of Kelly Brook. In reality I was NOT going to achieve that EVER! Then like every other teenager in the world, we discover alcohol. Those dreams were soon a haze as I chowed down on a late night binge of pizza and chips. For years I had issues with my weight and my appearance in general and after attending professional dance school I realised not matter how hard I tried I am just not built to be a size six. So after years of abusing alcohol and food (and needless to say my poor body) I have come to the conclusion the only way to somehow sustain a healthy lifestyle is to eliminate certain foods from my diet. 

I started back in December when I slowly began to wean myself off alcohol, something I had never genuinely enjoyed, I had been doing so well and then at the weekend I had a few too many a realised I would never expose my body like that again. I felt rotten for days and then it hit me, I am going to do it, I'm going to become a vegetarian. I have always been a meat eater and I had always said that I could never give up my Saturday morning bacon sandwich or my Roast Chicken on a Sunday but I am at a place in my life now that I am strong enough to resist. 
I want to become aware of the foods I am putting into my body and I found this to be the perfect way to explore the affects meat and other foods have on our bodies.

After spending the night in an all vegan household Henry felt I had been slightly brainwashed, but the truth of the matter is most Vegetarians or Vegans will not force their views onto anyone and are happy for others to eat meat in their presence. There is a total misconception that you become a preacher, I have never been one to follow a trend or to feel pressured into doing anything. 

I am on day three and I feel so healthy & full of energy. I would love to keep you folks up to date on my progress, and share great recipes, if you are a vegetarian or a vegan and you have any advice please do get in touch I would love some support.

Laurie Rose xx

12 comments:

  1. Congrats on going veggie, I've been for over 2 years straight now (and multiple year long stints before that!) and it's the best decision I've ever made! If you need any tips, tricks, meal/cook book ideas, just let me know- alittlesliceofspecial@gmail.com

    Xo Lori

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  2. Non-preachy vegan logging in to say good for you!! It really does feel amazing to eat healthy foods on a consistent basis. I find that planning ahead and prepping food are two things that can highly increase your chances of doing well and sticking to a veg diet. I like to make a meal list of several dishes to make for the week, then shop for ingredients. I also always keep some easy snacks on hand to prevent temptation towards not-so-great-for-me snacks! Feel free to message with any questions!

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  3. I've been veggie for 15 years and it's very doable! So much easier now than when I started too! Eating vegan is easy now too :) Yay for companies accepting veggies and vegans!

    Good for you :)

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  4. Congratulations! I've been a vegetarian for years now. Soon enough, not eating meat will just become so natural and easy for you - good luck!

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  5. Congratulations! I hope you get the results you are after, I found this post pretty inspiring =)
    Following you xx

    http://emsipop.blogspot.com/

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  6. congrats! i just passed my 6 month mark as a vegetarian. keep it up girl :)

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  7. I love your blog haha! I've been a vegetarian for 5 years now :) x

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  8. Big props to you! I wish I had the determination to do this x

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  9. Well done Laurie! I hope it works well for you! Vegetarianism did not work well with my digestive system, infact, it hindered it! I eventually was distracted by a Bacon sandwich in 2009. I genuinely hope it is good for you, as it sounds it is so far! I hope the rest of your weight loss is going ok, and your job hunt! xxx

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  10. I loveee your blog, just discovered it!

    I'm pescatarian, so eat fish but no meat/products from animal e.g gelatin! I have a much healthier lifestyle than when I ate meat. Butternut squash is my best friend!! I feel like I experiment so much more with meals too, baked bean lasagne is AMAZING.

    Happy blogging!

    http://golddustk.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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