It was easy to give up Lele's meat - the transition was abrupt. Now she sometimes does not use dairy products, sometimes she is satisfied with dry starvation. With the transition to vegetarianism, Löli improved health, the pains went away and, most importantly, ease appeared.
How did you find out about the new food?
Lola:I learned from one nice girl - Olga Marquez, the lead singer of the group AlaiOli. She wrote a lot about this in her LiveJournal, and for the first time I seriously wondered why I should not try. I often suffered from stomach pains and looked for the most suitable diet for myself.
What contributed to the fact that you made the decision to switch to vegetarianism?
Lola: Rather, it is curiosity and the desire to stand out for something, try something new for yourself. I have never loved meat, and my meat "derivatives" like sausages and sausages cause only disgust in me.
How did you make the transition?
Lola:I have never eaten meat or meat dishes in large quantities, so the transition to vegetarianism was abrupt. I just stopped eating something that I didn’t like. Periodically I arrange for myself days, or even weeks without dairy products. There are days of dry fasting (without food and water).
How long have you been on a new kind of food?
Lola:I stopped eating meat in January 2010. It turns out, already two years.
Were there "breakdowns"when you returned to the previous steps or once you allowed yourself to eat something that you refused?
Lola:Yes, in the summer with my grandmother, I ate homemade dumplings. Only because I missed this taste and wanted to test myself. Plus I was sure of the quality of the meat.
Were there any side effects?
Lola:Not. On the contrary, I began to feel better. Stomach pains have passed, and I do not feel any heaviness in my stomach at all.
What good things have happened in your life in connection with the transition?
Lola:I completely revised my diet, eliminated fast food, at a minimum I try to eat sweet / flour.
How did you fight public opinion?
Lola:Parents took it first as a diet, now they are used to it. The best friend, looking at me, also decided to abandon the meat. Some friends wonder how you can live without meat, but they say that I am "economical."
How much more do you plan to eat like this?
Lola:If possible, a lifetime, if health will allow.
Lyolya: What do you recommend, the most important thing in your opinion, to those who want to become a vegetarian?
The main thing that it was a conscious choice. No need to follow someone or follow fashion trends. You should always listen to your body, it will tell you what it lacks, and what better to give up. You never have to force yourself. Live and enjoy life!
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