Saturday, September 26, 2009


Now that I have been cutting back on my meat consumption, I've noticed something a bit strange. When I do eat meat, I tend to crave it for a day or so after.

When I haven't had it for a while (4 days or so), I don't even think about it. I've not consider meat as having an addictive quality to it before. Maybe it is just me.

For now, I can definitely consider myself a part time vegetarian.

I am concentrating on curbing my tea drinking. I like English breakfast tea, with sugar and cream. That must come from my British upbringing. I drink it about 3 times a week.

Why am I making it an issue even? It is because I am fairly sensitive to caffeine. I don't like the crashing afterwards or the shakes if I have too much in me. It's too bad I love the taste of it. Same with the occasional coffee I have.

I rarely drink pop, coffee or tea and over that last 1 1/2 yrs, I've started adding it to my life. Before I used to pride myself on not needing caffeine to get through the day.

Even though I am not going overboard, I feel that I am "needing" it. Don't like that feeling. Makes me feel out of control. Plus it hides how tired I really am and allows me to keep going when I probably ought to just rest.

Add to it the green tea I am drinking for health, that is way more caffeine my system has ever seen in its life.

On the other hand, I rarely drink alcohol anymore. I went from maybe 6 drinks a year to a couple a month (for the last 6 yrs or so) and now am back down again. I feel good about that. Luckily I do not crave alcohol at all so this is an easy one for me.

1 comment:

  1. Are you still mostly a vegetarian? I don't think I can do it. If I haven't had meat in a while, I crave it! My body feels less energetic. Yesterday I had a cheeseburger (J made it on the grill after he came home); it was so good! I'm craving for it now. Maybe it is addictive. Have you had organic meat? There's a farm behind our house. They raise free-range chickens, cows, and pigs.