For years I did not eat meat - I just hated the taste of it and vowed that once I had left home I wouldn't eat it again and I didn't. Until I got ill. Now I hear that following a vegetarian diet is really meant to help you not get fibroids - so yeah, I will scratch my head on that one.
I had my iron drop so low that I was advised to eat some meat to get the iron levels back up - I followed this advice more out of desperation than anything. BUT - I haven't felt right since - I've noticed weight gain (yeah this could be age or just sitting on my butt too long) but I've had the same weight for years then suddenly it goes up a little - well anyway coincidence or not........I also noticed that I feel far more sluggish and just not quite right so I have made the decision to cut meat out of my diet again. D is a Geordie, I really don't think he's going to follow suit and that is fine - I am sure I can adapt our evening meals between my requirements and his.
I found a great book called The Nice Diet. It sounded funny. It was written by Alicia Silverstone - yes, her of Clueless fame, so how on earth could I possible take it too seriously? Well, I bought it and what an eye opener it was. I read it over the course of two days. So here is this way of living that will help me lose some weight, will give me more energy, will help my allergies to go and will help the environment at the same time. Now that, my friend, sounds like a plan to me. I understand the whole vegan or macrobiotic diet might be too hard core for some or just too plain difficult to do but I figure I can flirt with it all a bit and see how I feel. I'll be reporting back!!