So I went a little over 40 days without consuming any meat. No chicken (I love hot wings), no seafood (I love crab legs), no pork (bacon is so yummy), no beef (steak, oh no), no turkey, literally no meat at all. It was challenging, but it was completely worth it!
Why – Why did I do it? To place boundaries in my life, to test out my self-control, to discipline myself, to draw closer to God
What – What was the purpose? – Religious and personal reasons
Who – Who was it for? It was for myself! Nobody else was doing it with me.
When- When did I do it? The middle of February and April 2nd was my last day
Where- Where did I do it? – Wherever I went. While eating out, I always got the vegetarian options or got a salad. At home, I gave away all the meat I had and literally went to the store and bought a ton of vegetables and fruits. I invested in some yummy vegan protein shake powder (Vega-One), and when I had a taste for meat, I tried this awesome vegan brand called Gardein (can be found at Krogers or Wal-Mart). They have like meatless meatballs, meatless hot wings, meatless chicken nuggets… etc.. It’s fascinating because their products taste similar to meat, but are made from soy products & other natural ingredients. I can’t speak for all vegan-vegetarian brands, but Gardein is KOSHER!
How - How did I do it? Putting my mind to it and praying about it first/throughout the little over 40 days. I actually considered becoming a vegetarian during this process. Who knows what later this year may bring or even next year.
Last words- While going without meat, I did lose a lot of weight. ATTENTION: if anybody wants to lose weight fast (like SUPER FAST), stop eating meat and fried foods. I promise you (make sure you find a healthy protein alternative though). The weight feel off too too quick. I went from a size 5 to a size 1. I can also fit a size 0 smh (but I still look healthy and fit) It was weird not being able to fit any of my pants or having extra baggy space. BUT!!!!!...... don’t get caught up, I was NOT doing it to lose weight. Overall, my goal was accomplished. If you forgot my goal, re-read my WHY above. I challenge you all to fast away without something for a while.... also take my poll below!
God bless! You're awesome =)
Lover of Christ