One of the main reasons I’m not eating meat for a month is to see what difference it makes to my physical state — will I feel “healthier”? Will I lose weight? Something I didn’t anticipate what was that my dreams would become much more intense.
Fast food and takeaway are deadly combinations of convenient and delicious. Unfortunately, that food is usually cooked with way more salt, fat and sugar than you’d ever use at home. Here’s why that could be a problem.
So we had a much-delayed team lunch during the week at a restaurant I had recommended largely because of the mouth-wateringly excellent burgers. But because it was delayed, suddenly it was November and I had taken a vow not to eat any meat for a month. So while my Allure colleagues enjoyed pulled pork burgers and duck ravioli, I ate pumpkin and beetroot skewers.
We already know that drinking alcohol adds calories and affects our metabolism, but the extent that alcohol contributes to weight gain is pretty (ahem) sobering.
It has been far too long since I undertook a food challenge for Lifehacker. So I’ve decided that during November I will adopt a vegetarian diet and give up meat altogether.