I really like trying challenges. It’s been a while since I have done one. Next month plan to take part in Meatless March. I also plan to do a week-long challenge of being vegan, paleo, keto, and whole 30. I know I have been eating very unhealthy. The hardest part of this challenge is having to cook for myself. I’ve gotten a bit lazy and only eat whatever I buy or what my mom or grandma cook. I feel like being a vegan for a week will bee the hardest thing. I did that once before and felt so week and had low energy when it was over.
Here’s an update on Meatless March…I failed. I lasted one week without eating any seafood, poultry, or red meat. However, by the end of the first week, I spent most days feeling lightheaded and weak. I made the mistake of not eating more veggies with iron. I had anemia in the past and even in my early pregnancy, not getting enough iron was an issue for me. Another thing that made it hard was that I still live at home and my mom usually cooks dinner.
Most days I was too tired from taking care of my baby to make myself something for dinner, so I would just eat whatever my mom made for dinner. Usually what my mom made for dinner included either red meat or poultry.
I may not have been able to give up meat for a whole month, but I do plan on eating less from now on. Maybe I can eat meat twice a week and improve from there. It might take me a while, but I would like to eventually become either vegetarian or vegan.