Shifting your diet is a big move, and I highly recommend doing so with a flexible attitude. Just know that you don't have anything to "prove" - if you choose to give up meat but then decide a few days/weeks/months later it's not for you, you didn't let anyone down, you aren't a failure, and no one can or should judge you.
That being said, allow me to enlighten you on a few things to remember before shooing away the furry and feathery protein crowd:
- Realistically assess your favorite fast food restaurants. Chick-fil-A has the word CHICK in it for a reason. There is a void in my life that only a char-grilled sandwich can fill. Alas.
- Have a conversation with the members of your household and their olfactory preferences. It's a new rule here that after I make my meals, all the trash goes into the street trashcan, not the kitchen one.
Mmm, dat smell.
- If asked, you're a vegetarian. It's much easier than saying "pescetarian" and requested to explain.
- However, although verbally you're a vegetarian, you can stray from veggie menus. Sometimes those menus won't have shit, but if you look at the normal one, it'll have some delicious seafood option that you can enjoy!
- But on the flip side (again), Finding Nemo takes on a whole new meaning when trying to agree on a restaurant.
We found food options for BOTH of us!? Totally excited.
- Contrary to popular belief, you are NOT what you eat. I have yet to find any scales, fins, or gills on my body.
- Your wallet will be a little lighter. $ seafood > $ deli.
Begask your boyfriend not to boast about his new and improved buffalo wing sauce that you won't get to try on buffalo wings (not to say spicy tuna isn't a thing).
- Obviously, you can get your protein from sources other than fish (cough - eggs, beans, and almonds - cough).
- Lastly, however you choose to classify yourself, don't let others classify you!