When I was a teenager my diet solely consisted of beige foods and as a seriously fussy eater, the thought of eating vegetables was something that horrified me.
Being an animal lover, over the years I had toyed with the idea of becoming a vegetarian but I could never fully commit and would often cave at the sweet sight of a sausage roll.
Last year I decided to give up meat for good, no more chicken nuggets, juicy burgers or pepperoni pizzas, I decided to go cold turkey on meat.
The expectations of being a vegetarian aren’t always easy, there are many people who don’t think being veggie alone is enough and there are also many people who don’t understand the point of it. Online there’s almost always a debate on what’s right or wrong but the truth is, doing the slightest bit towards the environment and protecting animals is enough, no matter how big or small.
Whether you’re a vegan, a ‘flexitarian’ (I’ve done that too) or just do one meat free day a week, you’re doing your bit.
Being veggie is also something I do for myself; not only has my diet drastically improved but so has my health and fitness as I have more energy. I’ve also discovered that vegetables aren’t actually as scary as I’d first thought and being adventurous with food isn’t sucha bad thing.
Even if you don’t want to be a vegetarian and are just a fussy eater, why don’t you give something different a try? Pushing myself out of my comfort zone and making a change in my lifestyle is the best thing I have ever done.
Are you a veggie or have you considered going veggie? Let us know!
Written by Jade Eagle