For starters, my symptoms have improved a great deal. Not only is my digestion more like that of a normal person, but the rosacea-looking rash on my face has disappeared, and my complexion looks much healthier! I also have more energy throughout the day, which is a definite plus. Another perk is that I am able to maintain a healthy weight with little effort. This is great, since I don't always
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I thought that not eating meat would be a huge obstacle (and sacrifice) because I am a lover of good food, so my solution was learning to cook more of a variety. Since vegetarian food is harder to come by where I come from, it's much cheaper and easier for me to make my own. I have tried so many recipes that I would not have tried before, and my cooking technique keeps getting better. The funny thing is that I don't hardly crave meat anymore, which was unexpected. Cooking more has also forced me to become more nutrition-minded, meaning that I am more conscious of the kinds of foods I should be eating to get the most nutrients.
So far, it's been a great ride, and I don't have any desire to stop this diet. I encourage everyone to try a vegetarian diet. It may seem tough, but it is well worth the health benefits. Perhaps in a future post, I will post some go-to recipes of mine.