So from the time I was 18 until my early 30's, with just a couple of short lapses, I was a pescetarian with a strong emphasis on vegetarian eating. I felt good on this diet and it aligned (and still does) with my ideals. I have now been a meat-eater for about 2 1/2 years and I am watching my health decline dramatically. I've never been thin, but now I am overweight (obese, officially)--and that weight is heavily concentrated in my middle. I am also much less fit.
I have tried to return to my healthier/more ethical eating habits before but haven't had much success. I thought I'd try this forum for some inspiration and support. I REALLY really want to get back to where I was.
So . . . what advice to people have on how to make the transition back? Meat-eating is so handy in our culture. Vegetarianism takes more creativity. I am working full-time and am a parent so time to prepare things from scratch is limited. And also just time to think through a paradigm shift.
What are your stand-by, go-to foods, your staples for when you are too tired to think? What did you eat during your transition, if you had one? Do you have tips for eating in a mixed family (my other two are omnis)? What do you take to work?
Gimme some love, mamas--I really want to do this :)