Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Proud of being a vegetarian. (Again!)
I have been a vegetarian (pescetarian for 2 years) for about 7 years now. It is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life and I will never regret it. Two years ago I went on trip to South America, to the beautiful countries of Uruguay and Argentina.
As you may know, this countries are known to be BIG meat producers, one of their main exports is meat and they are really proud of it. The trip was amazing. Life-changing experiences! But the vegetarian alternatives were hard to find and most of the ones that appeared on the menus were delicious pasta or pizza or variants of these two. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE pasta and pizza, but I thought, “If I eat this for two weeks straight, I’m going to have to come back on a cargo plane!”. So I decided to take the plunge and eat fish. I had eaten Conch a few months before, and also had shrimp. So I ate fish. And since that moment I have been a pescatarian, someone who’s main diet consists of vegetable and creatures from the sea.
It has been two years of that, and I have splurged. I began to eat fish everyday! Sometimes more than once a day. I didn’t think it was that bad, but deep inside it didn’t feel right. Also, I always thought it was stupid when people said “I’m a vegetarian” but then stuff themselves with fish, canned tuna, sushi, shrimp and all that jazz. Quoting Jack Black: “You want to live hardcore? Then BE hardcore.” Not that I think being vegetarian is that hardcore… you want to see hardcore? Vegans (no animal by-products) and Fruitarians (only eat fruit, nuts and seeds) are hardcore.
So I decided to go back to vegetarianism. Maybe I’ll eat fish once or twice a month, maybe just sushi (I FUCKING LOVE SUSHI!) But I don’t want to keep on eating sea creatures, it’s not good for me or the environment, and specially not for the fish.
I have been eating vegetarian again for more than a week now, and I LOVE IT. I’m proud to say:
I’m a vegetarian again! <3