Coinciding with world Nutella day is the time around which I became a pesco-vegetarian two years ago.
I could scarcely believe it, either- two years as a pesco-vegetarian, wow! I’m incredibly happy that I’ve gone this long.
Becoming a vegetarian wasn’t some long, drawn-out decision. It just happened suddenly, and I’ve been one ever since.
I don’t miss eating meat- I never cared for much meat in the first place, as it was the sauce and not the actual meat that I typically liked. That doesn’t mean I didn’t like it at all, just that I preferred other foods to the meat.
So when I gave up land animals, it was all in one instant, as though a switch had clicked in my brain. Nothing with which to struggle, nothing against which to fight, nothing to miss.
But I’m not a vegetarian proper; rather, I’m a pesco-vegetarian, which means I eat seafood. This blog is going to be dedicated to pointing out the various kinds of diets that people eat, from strictest to what might be considered standard.
Fruitarians only eat fruit. Not even veggies, as I understand it, though I could be wrong about this. Also, nothing that casts a shadow, so mainly fruits and roots.
Vegans are “strict” vegetarians. They don’t consume meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, or dairy products.
Lacto-vegetarians don’t consume meat, poultry, seafood, egg, but DO eat dairy products.
Ovo-vegetarians don’t consume meat, poultry, seafood, or dairy products (I think), but DO eat eggs.
Pesco-vegetarians don’t consume meat or poultry, but do eat eggs and dairy products. (This is where I stand.)
Pollo-vegetarians eat poultry and all the other products except meat. (This gets complicated.)
Then of course you have the so-called “standard” diet.
This is only a small summary, of course; the reality is that there are variations and combinations of even the above listed, especially when you consider things like “raw food” diets and so forth.
But yes, three cheers to me for having kept such a diet for so long! It’s been fun, and I have no regrets!