in a first month because the first 5 pounds or more, can easily be water weight.
Once you get started learning to cook without meat, you really don't miss it.
I eat most of what everyone else eats, I just leave out the meat. I make chili without meat.
I make casseroles without meat. For example a lot of people make broccoli casserole and put
cut up chicken in it...you really don't need the chicken at all in it...it's just as good without it.
Plus, if you think about the high costs of meat and not to mention meat is going up another 5%
or so, you really will save money.
I make tea about once every two days. In the summer time, every day. I put 2/3 cup of sugar
to a pitcher. I don't think the pitcher's I use is a full gallon. Probably half gallon. I probably drink
two big glasses of tea a day, more some times like in the summer.
With food, I think it's a lot about acquiring tastes. Once you start eating the same things, you
tend to acquire a taste for it, then you get use to eating it, then your taste and body desires it.
So what ya got to do is acquire the tastes for something else. At first some things may not taste
as good without meat. But it really doesn't take long before you have acquired the taste without
the meat...and you don't even miss it.
I drink diet coke and I eat sweets at times and ice cream. Not saying sugar is good for you but
I really don't think sugar puts on the fat like fat meat does.
It's a good idea to drink a lot of water each day. That's probably the number one thing in America
that leads to so many health problems....not drinking water. It's the water that is going to make
you feel more energetic, going to cleanse out toxins, keep your system running clean, keep your
skin looking fresh, keep your colon cleansed.
I laugh some times at all the skin creams and stay young potions people buy and pay high price for.
Your skin will stay far more youthful if you drink water. I started the water thing when I was in 8th
grade. My face had started breaking out and none of the potions for teenagers worked, I'd still get
breakouts. I had an aunt that was into all sorts of natural health things and she told me to drink
water. I started drinking 8 full glasses of water a day and it was not but a couple of weeks and my
skin cleared and I never had another break out. I never stopped drinking lots of water after that.
I won't say I look like a teenager because I don't. But for almost 56 years old, I can easily pass for
age 45. No one believes me when I tell them my age. I have to attribute it to water because there
is no other reason I can see for it. My sister is 5 years older than I, she never drinks water, and
she has looked 60 years old since she was 50. I also think water helps rid the body of excess fats.
I mean to me, it just makes common sense. If you eat a fattening meal, and you don't drink water,
that is going to have a not so nice time passing thru your system.
People buy a lot of colon cleansing products too. Now this is truly a big waste of money. The best
thing you can do to cleanse your colon is drink water. Eat roughage, drink water, and you'll have
a pretty colon.