Anniversary, 11 years a vegetarian


Today is exactly 11 years ago I started my vegetarian lifestyle. It was an idea I had going on in my head for a long time before actually doing it. When I decided that I was really going to do it, I wanted it to be on a day that I could also remember and that’s why I choose September 1. Because on this day I also started my study Nutrition and Dietetics and figured it would be a great way to start a new lifestyle altogether. Fresh out of high school, new into college and a new healthy way of eating. Not that eating meat is not healthy, I just prefer a vegetable diet and I never was a big fan of meat and fish to begin with. That made it easier for me to step into my new lifestyle.

Now why would you suddenly become a vegetarian you may ask yourself. It’s simple, I love animals, and yes I feel bad for them the way humans treat them just to get a juicy steak on their plate. Now I know it is part of nature and that animals eat animals (really hate those cruel sights on National Geographic and Discovery Channel etc.), but I didn’t want to take part in it anymore. My body, my life, my choice. After years of being a carnivore, I decided that it was enough and that I wanted to take on a vegetarian lifestyle now that I was old enough to make my own choices. Because we all know that when you grow up, you should eat what mommy gives and tells you.

Doing the N&D study was going to teach me everything I needed to know about nutrition and everything I needed to know about a vegetarian lifestyle, so I was not worried. In the meantime I made sure I had meat replacements and supplements. Some people may think that I became a vegetarian because of my study, but that is simply not true. Although I understand why they may think that, but the fact is, I started both on the same day. A new lifestyle altogether and the one has nothing to do with the other. Till this day I do not regret going veggie, because there is enough choice of food. As you can see on my photos I’m not missing a thing, I have enough meat on my bones. More than enough actually, but that’s a different post.

My vegetarian diet means no meat and no fish or anything derived from either one of them. Other than that I do consume eggs and use dairy products, I’m what you call a lacto-ovo vegetarian. We consume dairy and egg products. Sometimes people like to call themselves vegetarian but consume fish. Well those people are not vegetarians, they just don’t eat meat. A vegetarian is by definition someone who does not eat animals in any form. We all know that a fish is not a plant and thus eating it means that you don’t have a vegetable diet.

If you are thinking about becoming a veggie yourself or just want some tips on how to cut back on meat and fish, don’t be afraid to ask me. Send me an email anytime at or use the contact form.


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2 thoughts on “Anniversary, 11 years a vegetarian

  1. Cool! Ik ben sinds 7.5 maand vegetarisch! Mijn 2 jongste kinderen hebben nooit vlees gegeten. Voelt goed!


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