I have periods of time where I eliminate all meat from my diet and go completely vegetarian. Usually, it happens every couple of months and I like to post photos of my dishes.
This is one of the ways I practice having a healthy beauty routine from the inside out.
I will say, in a normal week, I try to limit my meat intake to a handful of times a week. Most of the time this isn’t on purpose. I just like fruits and vegetables. Here is my post on limiting dairy in my diet.
There are a handful of reasons why every few months I go a week or two without eating meat.
- My body feels a lot lighter – I’m not stuffed and heavy
- My mind is more clear and less foggy
- I have more energy due to my body not having to process meats
- It’s better for the environment
Typically, I eliminate meat when I have a busy month ahead or feel like my body has a constant heavy feeling.
Why I’m Not 100 Percent Vegetarian
I don’t embrace a completely vegetarian diet due to how it impacts my body. A few years ago I initially wanted to eliminate meat for a month, but then a month turned into nearly a year without me realizing it. While I felt great during that time, I also lost a noticeable amount of weight without trying.
I actually like my curves and embrace them, so I didn’t like the “smaller” look on me. This is why I now only eat vegetarian foods for weeks at a time.
This was simply my personal experience, and everyone’s body is different. It’s not to say you shouldn’t or should be vegetarian. I just wanted to share my story.
Many of you wanted to know what I eat when I get on this type of elimination diet.
My Vegetarian Meals
While it may seem as though I only eat smoothie bowls, there are tons of other items missing off this list like:
- Sweet potato & black bean tacos
- Chickpea Tikka Masala
- Asian vegetable noodle soup
- Loaded nachos with meatless crumbles
- Cauliflower “wings”
- Veggie tacos
- So many more good things
If you’re vegetarian or embrace the lifestyle from time-to-time, what meals are your favorites?