I had a panic/anxiety attack yesterday. I put a slash between the two because it was a combination of both and horribly unpleasant. It was wonderfully preceded by a feeling of absolute dread and betrayal. You know how you feel when you find out someone back-stabbed you? Yeah that feeling.

After recovering I made the conscious decision that I was going to cut out animal protein for a while. I figure thirty days is enough to see a difference and to build a habit. Perhaps I'll go back to meat after the month, perhaps it'll stick -- I don't know but I know it should be a delicious and interesting 30 days. It's not a "detox" but last time I did this (also following an anxiety attack) it helped immensely. I'm lactose-intolerant so it'll be ovo-vegetarianism but with the addition of Lacteese milk. I know I can get all my calcium from dark leafy greens but I like milk on cereal and such exceedingly more than soy milk and it's already in my fridge.

I'll be posting each day of my 30 day adventure similar to the raw food or juice feast experiments posted on Steve Palina's Blog

I'm also hoping to lose weight doing this. Provided I don't indulge in high-fat treats that are still vegetarian (beer and chips anyone?) it should be highly do-able.

Wish me luck.

All the entries will be tagged "30 Day Veg." Feel free to comment or email me (xanister@gmail.com) with recipes, thoughts or even just to say good luck.

ETA: I created a separate blog so I can pimp this outside of LJ. I'm still going to post updates here but feel free to check out 30 Day Veg-Pledge.

From: [identity profile] justinluv.livejournal.com

Good luck! You are going to love it!

The first week or so will be the hardest. Make sure you still get enough fat in your diet, like from peanut butter or other nuts.

From: [identity profile] xanister.livejournal.com

Thanks! Yep, good fat will be the problem lol, bad fat not so much. :) I'll be updating each day so we'll see how it goes.

From: [identity profile] justinluv.livejournal.com

Yay! I'm looking forward to reading it!

I still haven't given up chicken... bad, bad, bad me.

From: [identity profile] xanister.livejournal.com

Chicken will be the hardest for me, that's what everyone ELSE had for supper tonight, I substituted scrambled eggs and didn't really miss it.

Are free-range chickens available on Vinalhaven?

From: [identity profile] xanister.livejournal.com

I looked into the chicken industry here in the maritimes and I was pleasantly surprised. Although they aren't organic or free-range they are "enriched barn raised" which means they have things to do, (Perches, scratching areas) a good amount of space etc for both eggs and chickens.

The organic eggs around here are from the US and battery-cage raised. :( Labels can be so horribly misleading.


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