For many years now my diet has consistenly involved more fish than any kind of meat. However, I never considered converting to a Pescetarian until recently. For those of you unfamiliar with the term Pescetarianism or Pesceterian, Pescetarianism is the practice of a diet that includes seafood and excludes other animals.In addition to fish and/or shellfish, a pescetarian diet typically includes some or all vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains , eggs and dairy. The Merriam- Webster dictionary dates the origin of the term "pescetarian" to 1993 and defines it to mean: "one whose diet includes fish but no meat".
Since I intend to share more about that diet and that I am considering making the change eventually (smiles), I asked a fellow blogger who made that switch to place here her post on "switching to a Pescetarian Diet". She was gracious to accept to do it and below you will find portion of her post. I stronly encourage you to read the post in full on her blog. (The link is available below! )
I am curious to know how many of you are pescetarian?! Have you ever thought of being one?! What do you think could be your greatest challenges as you consider making such a switch?!
Switching to a Pescetarian Diet by KaylaKayla is a 20 year old college student residing in Alabama. In her free time she blogs about her transition to natural hair on her blog 'What The Kink?!'
1. ESTABLISH WHY YOU REALLY WANT TO DO THIS
When I first modified my diet, I was a flexitarian or someone who still eats meat--any sort--at times. After a while I forgot why I was even doing this and fell off. If you don't have a strong connection to why you are changing a big part of your life--and eating is BIG, then you too will fall off.
2. TAKE IT ONE STEP AT A TIME
If you know you can do it in one big step, do it! However, some people find it more comfortable to glide into change. Start with cutting out one group of meat, then another, and another until you reach your goal.
3. CHANGE YOUR MINDSET
If you think of the things that you are no longer eating as "stuff you can't eat" then you will feel like you are missing out. Change that statement to "stuff you don't want to eat". It sounds small, but it is a big deal. Trust me.
You read the rest of the article on http://what-the-kink.blogspot.
Before reading this post were you familiar with the pescetarian diet?! Is it anything you think you might consider adopting?!