As a vegetarian myself, I want to highlight a few problems that you hardly ever see a vegetarian point out.
If the reason you want to be a vegetarian is stronger than your own health then that’s fair enough, by all means convert, but the problem is, I myself suffer with anaemia, I have for years and this is the cause for a lot of my health problems, my blood was so thin, I was fatigued all the time, I could barely ever concentrate.. And it was actually really getting me down, I’ve been a vegetarian all of my life, all of my family are vegetarian so it wasn’t awkward or uncomfortable me being one as I was in that environment all the time, so if you have tried and your family aren’t don’t blame yourself for being unable to do so, trying is a great thing.
If you feel as though you feel like you are doing a good thing for the animals that would be suffering, then I am glad you’re making a change, but if you feel like you are unable to do it anymore because your health is deteriorating then don’t feel like you need to stay as a veggie, because no one will judge you for wanting to look after yourself, I feel like a lot if people don’t want to look after themselves because then the typical, “oh you were vegetarian but the animals obviously don’t matter to you” argument arises and you feel like you’re locked in a cage and you can’t change it because you’re afraid of being judged, life is too short to let other people force you into a diet that you may or may not be comfortable doing anymore.
A lot of people ask, do you eat eggs, do you drink milk, do you eat cheese? The simple answer is yes. Atleast it used to be, I stopped drinking milk because of health reasons, but eating eggs and so on I did do, if I could change that I would but with my body going through a rough time as it is I don’t think I would still be healthy without eating these things and my parents agree and I’ll be damned if I let someone bully me into not eating them, it’s the same as make up that’s tested on animals, I don’t use any products like that, I don’t think it’s right therefore I don’t do so.
People may tell you, you can’t pick and choose what you do, but you’ll find a lot of these people may actually not even be vegetarian themselves, so if you’re confronted by these people, don’t let them get you down, make your own dietary choices without feeling like you’re being pushed into anything, because you’ll end up miserable and if you’re not careful unhealthy too.
The purpose of this was to show sides of vegetarianism that you may not get if you simply decide on a whim, your body is important, your health is important, make sure you know what you’re getting into before you jump straight in and make sure you stay healthy.
As always thanks for reading guys!
~Seren Hâf xo