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The Green Mile

Reggie Aquino turns vegetarian for thirty days.
The Green Mile Reggie Aquino turns vegetarian for thirty days.

Week 1
Since I didn't want to drive myself crazy, I began my foray into becoming vegetarian by slowly weaning off meat. During the first week, I allowed myself one seafood dish a day to get my body used to not depending on meat for energy. I also was mindful of drinking more liquids and stocking up on more carbs.

The first thing I noticed was how the veggie diet aided in digestion so I felt really light all the time. All in all, this week was pretty easy but I knew that the coming weeks would prove to be much harder.

Week 2
To begin my first week of zero animal products (except for dairy and eggs, since desert was my only comfort), I decided to cook up a storm in the kitchen. I decided that the only way to get myself through the next three weeks was to still be able to eat things that I enjoyed eating. So I collected recipes from all corners of the internet and came up with my menu.

I actually had a lot of fun this week and observed my body changing considerably. I'm naturally small-boned but I do pack on a pouch in my mid-section and during this week I noticed that my stomach was completely flat. The great thing was, I was still eating the same amount of food that I normally would, albeit all veggies.
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