From Jerk chicken to Beans & greens – How I turned into a vegetarian overnight

Let me start by saying this is not a blog trying to convince you to stop eating meat and to turn vegan. This is just my story and what made me stop eating meat overnight and what kept me from eating any meat, eggs or diary (with the exception of cheese… guilty pleasure!) for the past year now. There is no need to just suddenly become a vegetarian overnight if you are looking to stop eating meat, I recommend slowly cutting down either by having a meat free lunch or dinner then moving on to maybe one day a week with no meat and then slowly challenge yourself to a weekend with no meat and so forth. 

Why did I go green?

Funnily enough me turning into a vegetarian was completely subconscious. Everybody who knows me can not believe that I do not eat meat anymore. I would eat so much meat; burgers, meatballs, ribs, pulled pork, just to name a few.

I was on holiday in Wales and we had just packed out the fridge full of everything I loved. Steak, burgers, chicken, gammon, sausages.  I am a big foody, the sort who get’s excited about eating, and to be honest I could not wait to divulge into that steak, cooked medium rare covered in peppercorn sauce.  However the strangest thing happened when I ate it…

Prior to me having my steak dinner I did an extremely deep guided meditation where I met my spirit guides, it was completely life changing and amazing (More on that later.)  The reason I am mentioning my meditation is because I do believe it had something to do with what happened when I was eating my steak dinner in Wales that night.

So I just got a great big fork full of juicy succulent steak and was using it to soak up the peppercorn sauce on my plate, as I took a bite, something happened that had never happened before, I could taste past the flavours. Don’t get me wrong there was absolutely nothing wrong with the steak but for the first time ever I sat there thinking I am chewing dead flesh. However, I still ate all of my food and did not think much about it.

The next meal…

The next day I had Jerk chicken and rice and peas. One of my favourite meals that I grew up on. I took my first bite not even thinking about the night before because of how hungry I was. It went down fine, however my second bite was even worst than when I had eaten the steak the night before. It did not matter how good the chicken tasted I could taste right past the flavours once again. I was chewing a dead chicken. My partner was eating BBQ beef brisket at the time so I decided to have some of his… it was exactly the same. Straight past all the hickory BBQ flavour’s and right into “the flesh.”
It was carnage. I could not finish my meal.

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