After I read Jessica’s post about In-N-Out Burger, it made me think about my own vegetarianism and how I, at times, crave meat just like the rest of the meat eating community. Even though I don’t eat meat.
I’ve been a vegetarian for nearly seven months (I would try to be vegan, but I can’t live without cheese. It’s just something that I’m not willing to give up) and it has been fine thus far.
The reasons I decided to become a vegetarian are:
a) I don’t fully trust the meat industry in America (on average, you are eating 100 different cows in 1 hamburger).
b ) I am VERY opposed to slaughterhouses (there are more “humane” ways to kill animals rather than the foolishness that goes on in the slaughterhouses).
c) I feel sympathy for the animals. Some of you may be rolling your eyes, saying, “Whatever, they’re going to die anyway!”, but if I continue on my vegetarian path, I will save 100 lives this year!
(He’s hiding from the slaughter house)
This is not at all meant to sway you into becoming a vegetarian; that’s not what I’m about. I’m mainly here to share about my constant meat cravings that have come about since I have stopped eating meat.
One time, in fact, I had a dream about ground beef. Seriously. Another time I had a dream about eating chicken! I am having meat-themed dreams, guys. Is that weird?
Sometimes I just about pass out when my boyfriend and my friend sit in our college cafe, snacking on buffalo chicken wraps (I go to school in Upstate New York, it’s sort of a staple), while I munch on my hummus sandwiches. I would be lying if I said I haven’t missed the delicious taste of short ribs swimming in a red wine sauce. Or a beautiful steak, sitting upon my plate, covered in a rich sauce full of mushrooms and surrounded by fluffy, mashed potatoes. I do miss that.
(That’s me. Just imagine that there are a steaming pile of vegetables on the plate)
I have found some problems with being a vegetarian, especially at school. A great deal of vegetarian meals involve pasta, which I am not interested in eating most of the time, as I do not want to gain (or feel) 3000 pounds after dinner. It is easier to be a veggie while I’m at home, but I do miss meat. Maybe it is because my body is begging me for some protein, or perhaps I just miss the taste.
Either way, there are times when I would kill for a hamburger. I’m not sure how normal this is, however. Is it because I am just fresh into my new veggie lifestyle? I wouldn’t know, because I am the only person among my group of friends who is a vegetarian.
Am I a bad veggie for wanting meat sometimes?