Over the past few years, I have been flirting with the idea of becoming a vegetarian. (Don’t tell my father, he would have a heart attack; I was raised on meat and potatoes.) I tried being vegan for a few months but in the end, it was too difficult because I was (am) a very picky eater. I wasn’t one of those children who tried everything. I was one of those children who would chew up my food and then spit it on my plate because it was “gross.” My pallet has changed a lot this year.
I don’t know if it is because I am actually trying food before adhering to the preconceived notion that I will not enjoy the food, or if my preferences are changing.
I heard somewhere that your taste buds/pallet changes every seven years. Anyway, I’ve decided to try it again and I’ve heard that reading this book will give me the strength to part from meat. This past week I bought the book “Skinny Bitch” by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin.
I’ve been skimming through the book and really started reading it over the weekend, and let me tell you, those people? they were right. I’m only on chapter six but so far my desire for meat has vanished. Now, reading for fun during law school is a challenge in itself, but this book is such an easy fun read (outside of the animal slaughter stories I just finished) that it makes staying up late worth the loss of sleep. I can live without steak, and pork chops, and even bacon, but I love Chick-fil-a. I think I will have to read and re-read the parts about chickens being riddled with disease and the torture in slaughter houses to break the desire for crispy nuggets. Maybe one day they will make tofu nuggets with the heavenly breading, frying, and sauce; it’s not like the nuggets actually tasted like chicken in the first place.
Anyway! Here is to Day One of eating green and healthy!