Hello Fellow Healthy Moms,
I just finished reading The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone. She used to be a meat/dairy consumer, but is now a vegan. I've decided to "flirt" (as Alicia calls it) with the vegetarian lifestyle for awhile.
She mentions how easily her weight was maintained, how great she felt and how clear her skin looked after going vegan. I got an instant case of "I-want-whatever-she's-having" mentality to see if I, too, would have similar results. So far, I've been meat and mostly dairy-free for ~ 6 weeks. I do feel better and lighter. (my clothes are fitting looser; I've lost a few pounds to boot!) My acne-prone skin has improved too!
So far, I've enjoyed trying different foods. I was a huge milk and cheese addict before---not anymore! I now thoroughly enjoy Vanilla Almond Milk mixed with plain rice milk. I love cereal; so I had to find a milk-substitute that was palatable! For my cheese cravings, I now use veggie slices and shredded soy-based cheese. There is slight difference in taste, but not too drastic.
I first checked the book out from our local library. It had such an impact on me, I had to buy it.
I'd love to hear from anyone else who is either vegetarian or 'flirting' with it as I am. :)