Those of you who are close to us probably already know this, but since I haven’t really come out to say it publicly, we’ve fallen off the wagon. We went down that slippery slope. We have started to eat meat again.
Before I fully confess, I think I need to explain myself.
Back in November I started to feel nauseous… and it wasn’t just a little. It was a lot. I basically felt sick to my stomach almost every day. So much so that I thought I was pregnant again and basically took a gazillion tests that came out negative. I emailed my acupuncturist and she said to try adding a B-6 supplement to my diet. I did and the nausea went away.
All through the holidays I was craving meat like no other. So much so that I slipped a beef ravioli in here, and ate a prosciutto mozzerella roll-up there. Luckily my birthday is in early January and we went to an amazing restaurant that basically only serves a ton of meat and fish. While we waited for our table at the bar I told the Hubs how I had been feeling.
I think I want to start eating meat again, I said.
Yeah, I need to start eating meat again.
Like, just tonight?
No, like occasionally.
You realize it’s a slippery slope, don’t you?
I don’t see it that way. I’m tired of being sick and I’m tired of craving it. If my body asks me to eat it, I’m going to eat it. I’m sorry.
Fine. I’m going to eat meat too.
That night I ordered the beef shank (holy goodness) and the hubs ordered the skirt steak. It was probably the best restaurant we could have chosen to break our no animal products vow together because the meal was, well, mind-blowing.
Since then we’ve eaten meat on occasion but we stick to mostly veggies. At home we’ll only eat veggies and fish (1x a week) and then if we want to do meat while we’re out, we have that option. But we make sure that we’re getting good quality meat that’s organic, free-range, etc. I added the occasional cheese back into the Kid and my diets because, well, I love cheese (and so does he). But Mark steers away from it because he still has the allergy to it.
We had a good 11-month run as mostly vegans, but now it’s safe to say we’re mostly vegetarians. Because more than meat, I really crave vegetables and fruit. Beyond anything else we prefer to live mostly without meat because of the environmental impact and when we do choose to go the route of animal products, we make sure we’re getting the most organic and free-range option we can.
Thanks for listening and letting me get that off my chest.