I ate Vegan meals for one month.
I “fell off the wagon” on one day, when I was craving red meat. I came home and cooked hamburgers, then proceeded to scarf two down. My husband started looking concerned when I was considering the third hamburger patty. Since then, I’ve mentioned the red meat-craving episode to my doctor (when I happened to be there for bronchitis), and he recommended taking iron pills when that happened.
After that month, I continued well on the Vegan path. I’ve been watching more cooking shows and looking at cookbooks. Cooking shows have been the best for me, because it’s more visual, and you can see how the food is prepared. I’ve gotten the most ideas from Chinese Food Made Easy and Healthy Appetite with Elie Krieger, both on the Cooking Channel.
After that month, I started craving fried fish and chicken. I didn’t want to eat beans and hummus any more. I would go to Long John Silvers, get a piece of fish for me and a piece for my husband, along with shrimp and hush puppies for him, come home, and then eat both pieces of fish! A couple of days later, I got 2 pieces for me and one for my husband (plus his shrimp and hush puppies), got home, and ate all 3 pieces of fish! I was going to go broke eating at Long John Silvers! Another day, I stopped at Jack in the Box and got their chicken strips. They were so good!
So, right now I’m in a wonder zone. I’m wondering if I will continue with only Vegan meals, if I will go back to eating meat and dairy all the time, or if I will only eat meat on occasion.