Food


Sorry to have missed these last two days of my pesco-vegetarian week – I got rather busy this weekend.

Basically, I haven’t eaten any meat, so I’ve stuck to my mission.

Fish has been a helpful substitute, but I wasn’t too sure about the vegetarian sausages. I still have 4 more to eat though, so I guess I shall find out whether I like them any more the next time.

I haven’t actually missed meat, except for one time when some people I was with ate chicken strips in breadcrumbs – they are something I love.

I can’t decide whether I want to be a pesco-vegetarian that cheats a little sometimes. I think it’s a lot simpler to stay as I am, and just treat myself to chicken now and again.

I am a conflicted individual! :]

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Day Four

By reading my food diaries, I notice that I don’t really have a healthy diet…but I’m trying to improve on it.

My breakfast today was somewhat odd, as I was supposed to be at someone’s house and had to rush to get ready…so I had breakfast at their house. It consisted of 3 dried apricots, a peach, a cup of tea with one sugar, and about five biscuits.

Lunch was two Weetabix briquettes with milk and Lecithin Granules.

Dinner was Birdseye fish fingers, white boiled long-grain rice, and peas.

Snacks, apart from the snacky-breakfast, included a banana and orange juice not from concentrate.

Today’s food diary interests me because it does not contain bread. I would love to cut out bread for one or two days in every week, as I know it causes bloating, and some people have reported losing weight by cutting it out completely.

I don’t think I could live without bread. I adore it. I love the smell and the feel of it, and the softness of bread rolls, and the seeds and such in granary bread, and sesame-seed-bagels and…. I could go on forever.

Day Four

I’ll keep it quick, because I’m tired.

Breakfast included cornflakes and Lecithin Granules.

Lunch was a tuna and cucumber roll with sesame and poppy seeds on it.

Dinner was pizza because I got tempted by housemates to be lazy.

Snacks were three dried apricots, orange juice not from concentrate, apple juice from concentrate, garlic bread with cheese, potato wedges.

Day Three

Day Three was perhaps more interesting for me, taste-wise. I have a tendency to eat the same thing day in day out because I don’t get bored of it, but I switched things around today.

Another thing you may have noticed, is that my meals are very simple and taste very bland. This is partly because I have no idea how to flavour food, but mostly because I have very sensitive taste buds, which means that even bland food is very tasty for me.

Today I ate:

Cornflakes and Lecithin Granules with milk, for breakfast.

Scrambled eggs (with butter and milk) on buttered toast for lunch.

An interesting dinner of white boiled rice, peas, and Linda McCartney’s veggie sausages. The sausages were rather odd, and I couldn’t quite get my head around what they’re made of. They did, however, taste mostly like sausages, but were perhaps slightly more chewy on the outside, with a different texture to real pork sausages.

Snacks included 3 dried apricots, orange juice not from concentrate, and a banana.

In conclusion of my third day, I am quite enjoying the whole vegetarian ordeal so far. I’m not missing meat so far, and could easily go on like this for a while – perhaps I’ll extend the week to a fortnight. Of course, to save you all from boredom, I shall only document my first week day-by-day, and perhaps give the occasional update as to my eating habits in future from time to time.

Are you a vegetarian or pesco-vegetarian? I’d like to hear from you, if you are!

Day Two.

I completely lost my appetite on this second day for no apparent reason.

Cereal for breakfast again.

Cheese sandwich for lunch again.

A small snack-sized cheese & tomato pizza for dinner.

Orange juice (not from concentrate), 3 dried apricots, and an apple for snacks.

Hopefully Day Three will make me more ambitious, I want to try the Linda McCartney veggie sausages I bought.

Today I began my test. My test is to see if I can survive a week as a Pesco-Vegetarian.

A pesco-vegetarian is a person who eats no meat, only fish. A pesco-vegetarian still eats animal-related foods such as dairy, eggs, honey and so on.

I think if I cut out fish, I would get absolutely no nutrients. Well, not enough anyway.

My First Day

I ate breakfast as normal – cereal with milk.

Lunch was just as easy – a cheese sandwich on brown bread, and a glass of orange juice not from concentrate.

Dinner was a little more challenging. I went to the nearest student bar to my house with a friend. The only two vegetarian options on the menu were a salad, or nachos with cheese, salsa, sour cream and guacamole. I chose the nachos, which was a bad idea, as I got bored of the ‘meal’ after about 20 nachos and had to stop eating. Also, I feel very under-nourished and fat.

Does anyone have any tasty vegetarian or pesco-vegetarian recipes to share with me? I would appreciate any help!