OK, so this isn’t quite as deep as the topics I’ve been addressing so far. But I’ve got a question.
So, I was vegetarian for 7 years. Then I got pregnant with my daughter and needed rotisserie chicken (it was the only thing that helped the morning sickness). Four years later, pregnant with my son, I added red meat back into my diet. This kid loved steak, from what I could tell. Now I want to go back to a vegetarian diet, but I’m having a problem. In the intervening years, I’ve discovered I have a sensitivity to gluten and dairy. When I was vegetarian before, I depended heavily on both. Now, I eat a vegan dinner (bok choy, tofu, 100% buckwheat soba, shiitaki mushrooms, carrots), and I’m starving an hour later. I have a desire to move back towards a more veg diet, for health reasons, environmental reasons, and ethical reasons, but I can’t handle feeling hungry like this. I don’t like admitting this because when I was vegetarian, I used to make fun of people who said they had to eat meat to feel full. But hey, I am what I am.
Vegans and vegetarians out there…are you always hungry? Or if I stick with the veg thing long enough will I stop feeling so hungry after I eat?