Well, I tried! After 35 years as a lacto-ovo vegetarian, I really tried my best to ease into eating chicken and fish again. I saw the awesome results my husband had, he looks and feels terrific and has lost over 25 pounds. I simply couldn't deny the logic of a Paleo lifestyle.
It's been 3 months since that first taste of chicken, and I've come back full-circle to the reason I became a vegetarian in the first place at 16 years of age:
[B]I simply do not like the taste, texture, smell, or anything about animal flesh. Nope, not even bacon![/B] :p
But, this certainly been a learning experience, and this is what I'm taking away from it:
[LIST][*]I have cut WAY down on grains, to almost non-existence. I used to have pasta several times a week, now it [I]might [/I]be once a month, if that. And it has to be worth it, as in home-made wonderful, not out of a box.[*]I have upped my yogurt consumption, eating full-fat without guilt![*]I eat more veggies now than I did before! I relied too much on bread and pasta before.[*]I've begun having a whey shake several times a week as my protein "insurance."[*]I've ditched the long cardio sessions, and have started a body weight exercise program. At 51, I can do [B]15[/B] on-my-toe pushups, but my goal is to do pullups too![*]I'm going to stay away from the scale, and concentrate on being strong into my 60's, 70's and beyond. I really only have 7 vanity pounds to lose anyway; its conceivable I'll stay the same weight once I get more muscle on me.[/LIST]
I really appreciate all the great advice I got here, and I still plan on sticking around because there's so much wisdom in these parts! ;) Maybe I will gear up and try a bite of chicken some time in the future, but for right now I'll letting myself off the hook.
I can't accept this.
Go back and try again.
[QUOTE=The Return of Dado;924532]I can't accept this.
Go back and try again.[/QUOTE]
But just think, I'm leaving more bacon in the world for everyone else!!
[QUOTE=ForensicArtist;924534]But just think, I'm leaving more bacon in the world for everyone else!![/QUOTE]
I would feel better if you shared the bacon with us.
[QUOTE=The Return of Dado;924535]I would feel better if you shared the bacon with us.[/QUOTE]
You'd have to get it away from him first! He had avocado on bacon last night for dinner! :)
I cannot imagine EVER not enjoying the taste of meat and the satisfaction it gives me, especially BBQ. It would be a dark and sad world for me without meat.
I would speculate that your mindset against meat is psychological...you reference it as "flesh" as if you are a cannibal...which most people find abhorrent. It's your prior vegetarian bias which you have not come to terms with. Them critters are meant to be devoured with pleasure and gusto...can you say and believe that?
or maybe she doesn't like meat, and is fine being lacto-ovo
which is fine. still seems pretty paleo to me, so maybe you didn't fail at all
[QUOTE=bloodorchid;924544]or maybe she doesn't like meat, and is fine being lacto-ovo
which is fine. still seems pretty paleo to me, so maybe you didn't fail at all[/QUOTE]
I see nothing wrong with eating the way you like. You're doing what works for you instead of trying to fit yourself into someone else's mold. That is absolutely a success.
Have you tried sashimi? I think it's the least "meaty" type of animal flesh out there....
When we started our babies on their first solids, one of the best ones was for 'pate'. It's basically a small amount of cooked and pureed liver mixed with tomato sauce.
You might like that as a topping on a vegetable stir fry.