Boo! My pescetarian diet went out the door on Christmas day when I caved and had my first taste of beef in months. Yes, it feels bad, I feel guilty and honestly, it did make me do a double take on my diet.
To make things worse, I carried on giving myself ‘cheat meals’ every couple of days, nomzing on a cheeseburger here and a bowl of pho there and now that we’re well into the new year, I need to reassess where my priorities lay.
I know I’m not perfect. I don’t always carry out my promises (to myself or to anyone else), but at the very least I am able to acknowledge it. There’s no point pretending to be a saint when at the end of the day, you’re only cheating yourself.
So while my vegetarianism (or pescetarianism) didn’t have a good start to the new year, I’m ready to recommit myself towards my journey to living a more conscious, cruelty-free life. I know there’ll be naysayers left, right and centre. But it’s not about them, it’s about how I feel about my own decisions.
I guess I’ll just need to keep asking myself why I would want to go back to eating meat after being so good at avoiding it for so long. In a way, I need to guilt trip myself back into a more plant-based diet because I do not want to continue eating the flesh of animals 🙁
So to those who do eat a plant-based diet or a largely plant-based diet, how do you keep yourself in check? Do you have any tips and tricks for when your mind goes “Mmmm… cheeseburger…”? I’d love to hear from you 🙁