Somehow, I have managed to be a vegetarian during all the last week.
It all started as a promise/bet/challenge with the staff at Lagnaa. Due to the incoming Earth hour, they were trying to get the people involved with different actions that would make a change in Earth conservation. So, I accepted to play the game, and the “temporary vegetarianism” deal started.
After the meat consumer that I am, I realized fast that I don’t really know what’s allowed and what’s not in order to be “vegetarian”. Then, checking its page in Wikipedia, I found out that there is different concepts involved and types depending if you eat eggs, dairy products, fish or maybe just nothing but -WTF- raw beans and fruits??
So, after some moments of consideration, I decided to pick the most common one: I would allow myself to eat any kind of vegetables, fungus stuff, eggs and dairy products. I’m nothing without my morning coffee.
So how was the experience? how has it gone?… I manage to finish the week without cheating! But with mixed results:
- When eating outside, the first problem is that it makes difficult to find something to eat! A lot of food served in Singapore include even small quantities of either meat, fish or seafood, but most of the time all the previous three. It’s a pity to be limited to half page in a menu with 4 or 5 pages full.
- Meals are boring and frustrating.
- When eating at home… nah, I don’t eat at home in Singapore. It’s cheaper to do it outside.
- Generally, I feel like having more energy and being less sleepy after lunch than before. This is a nice outcome, but can be due to eating less quantity of food per meal, that I have also tried.
- Better quality shit time 🙂
- I’m still concerned after all the nutrition concerns listed in the Wikipedia.
Will I keep doing it? Definitely no: it’s boring, and Asia is a big playground of tastes that I don’t want to miss. But I want that extra energy so I will pay more attention to the veggies from now on.
Update: after thinking on this, I have decided to do some easy, but permanent dietary changes: I will eat meat or seafood based meals, only on weekends.