If anyone read the post I did on my summer goals, then you’d know I’m trying to transform into a pescetarian. (For those who don’t know a pescetarian is basically a person that’s pretty much a vegetarian (lol) that still eats seafood. Not to be confused with a piscivore whose meat intake consists of fish.)
Anyway, for the first couple of weeks, it was going great. Then I took a complete left turn and I’m back to eating meat … a lot. Being a pescetarian/vegetarian/vegan is hard, BUT it’s not hard in the way that some would think. Most people *read carnivores* who meet vegetarians, sub divisions of vegetarians, and vegans, most often think it’s hard because they don’t know what the hell a person eats when their diets main courses doesn’t consist of hunks of meat. That’s not the hard part though, I’ve found so many blogs and cookbooks full of tasty and healthy vegan/vegetarian recipes.
The hard part is when you don’t live near farmer’s markets or whole foods markets. Now, don’t get me wrong we have two Whole Foods in my city, we have a Wegmans which is outside of the city, and it’s wonderful that we have them, but that’s they’re still just so spread a part. I could always catch the bus to one of them, but it’s so tiring to catch the bus in this city: there always crowded and always late. I love Wegman’s but it’s such a hassle because of the long commute to get there, catching the bus and the light rail.
I’ve also looked into joining a CSA. For those that don’t know a CSA is when you partner up with a local *so to speak* community organic farm, and you pay them a certain fee before the growing season begins, the farmers grow the food (depending on the farm you might have to pitch in to help but I don’t think that’s many), they grow the fruits & veggies, they harvest the veggies, and then every week you’ll get a box of fruits & veggies delivered to your house or available for you to pick up. I would LOVE to participate in one, but the farms are just so far away. It’s not surprising obviously because most farms are located in the country side
So to sum it all up, it may be challenging to change your eating habits, but the truly hard part is getting to the vegetables. It’ll be so much easier though when I get a car or maybe if I moved to D.C. So I’m not giving up on my goal but I am going to ease up on it because it’s not fully possible to realize at this moment. I AM however, going to still work on lowering my meat intake, even though I’m not going to completely eliminate it from my diet.