Recently, a friend of mine commented on how much my diet has changed since he first met me. He remembers when I was on a dairy-free and wheat-free diet. The dairy part has always been easy for me. The wheat was harder because our society's diet consists of mostly wheat product. Think about how much easier it is to get a bagel, muffin, scone, or toast for breakfast.
So, right now, my diet consists of plant-based products. I have consciously made a decision to consume primarily plant-based food. I am not sure when I began to make this change. Some people remember me as a vigorous carnivore. My mother nicknamed me "Mr. Chicken" when I was little. I remember one of my favorite meals being a rotisserie chicken, gruyere cheese, and baguette. But something changed. I probably stems from my fear of being 220 lbs. again. But, I know this much... I feel better when my diet consists of plant-based product.
Don't get me wrong. I still love my share of meat. Actually, it's probably more of a fifth of my share. It's hard to limit yourself when you live in a foodie city like New York. So, when I go out, I'll get some meat if the selection entices. But, it isn't the first thing I look at.
Said friend said that he remembers me eating gallons of ice cream, plates of fried chicken, and bowls of spaghetti bolognese. I reminded him that he also remembered me snorting cocaine and crystal meth. Totally different life. I just substitute pints of soy frozen treat, oven-baked tofu strips, and bowls of vegan baked penne casserole. Yummy! Later.