Hi everyone! I thought I’d share
with you my diet, what foods I eat. At the current moment of
making this video, I am mostly a vegetarian, but I eat fish, so
technically I am a pescetarian. Now, what this means for me is
that I do not eat any meat from animals, but I do consume
fish. Now, I don’t eat fish very often, but I do not limit it
from my diet. Furthermore, I don’t think I could go vegan
with my diet, or rather, don’t have much of an interest in
it, at least for right now. I probably could cut out all
dairy, which I already have with milk. But, at the moment I am
perfectly content with what I do allow myself to consume and
will continue with that. While I personally do not eat meat, I
do not think there is anything wrong with eating meat. I’m not
going to judge someone that is a meat eater or try to push my
lifestyle. But, while I don’t approve of some of the
ways animals are abused when producing the meat, I think
people have every right to eat them if they chose to do so.
Anyway, I love spicy foods. I can make practically anything
spicy by adding some ground cayenne pepper to it. I make
it so spicy that I am literally sweating and unable to breathe.
So, some of my favorite foods are pizza. I absolutely love
pizza. I love to make my own. I love tons of toppings on it. I
like onions, spinach, jalapeños, black and green olives. Anything
that is not meat. I also put TONS of spices and seasoning
on it. I mean, you would not believe how my pizza looks with
all this stuff on it. I love to cook and make things and would
love to dedicate more time to this. I try to eat a lot of
organic foods. Since I don’t necessarily have the time or
feel like preparing, I have plenty of these frozen organic
meals, including these frozen organic burritos that I really
love. There is a bit of a story on how I got to this point that
I’d thought I’d share with you all. I use to be a meat eater. I
never ate steak, it was mostly ground beef that I would eat, as
well as chicken, turkey, ham. I use to do minimal exercise as
well. I would experience this tightness in my chest,
especially after eating fatty foods. How it would happen is
after I exhale, I would feel a tightening right in my chest
and it would become difficult to breathe. I could either have
shortness of breath, or if I tried to breath deeply, it would
feel like pins going into my heart. The only way it went away
was when I finally did manage to breath all the way in. It was
scary and concerning. So, this is when I discovered that eating
fiber can help with your heart. So, I starting eating a fiber
cereal and after a short while, those scary chest
tightening experiences cut down significantly. But, I still felt
so gross and nasty with myself as well as having some chest
pain after eating fatty foods. So, this is when I began to
exercise more and get in better shape. It was in 2011 that I
still wasn’t really feeling healthy and decided to do a body
cleanse. I was planning on three days of no solid foods, just
liquids, to fully detox my body and hopefully help me with
how I was feeling. However, I approached it the completely
wrong way. The day before I started I was still eating
regularly and then I just stopped all solid foods. And,
that is quite hard on the system to do that. Furthermore, while
I thought I was getting enough nutrition and calories, I
actually wasn’t getting enough sodium, which lead to
dehydration after the second day. So basically, I was doing
fine the first day on the liquid diet. I believe most of the
second day I was fine as well. But, at the end of the second
day or perhaps the third day was when things started to turn
ugly. I started to get this ache in my gallbladder, which is
right below your liver. It got more and more intense and turned
into a piercing sensation. It was so incredibly painful that I
almost passed out. I could not stand up and was constantly
kneeling over. Chills, nausea, couldn’t really talk and was
completely out of it. Before I realized it was the gallbladder,
I thought it was perhaps a kidney stone that I was passing
due to the detox. But, once I realized it was the gallbladder,
it was a much more serious issue. I thought it could
possibly be a gallstone that I was passing, again due to the
detox, and also because of how the pain seemed to travel. This
all happened very late at night. So, my grandmother and I went
to the medical aid unit in the morning and I was examined and
the doctor had to push on the area and I experienced such an
incredible, excruciating pain. He said it was infact the
gallbladder and I should go to the emergency room. So, I went
there and they did an ultrasound of the area. By that point
the severe pain was gone. The results didn’t find anything
but also it’s possible that it could’ve passed by then since it
cannot be detected if it moves out of the gallbladder and duct.
I was also hooked up to an IV and after some time started to
come back to myself and feel better. It was like the fog
was lifted and I felt so much better. I went home, was eating
some minor things for the first time in three days. But, it
wasn’t over. Within a few hours after returning home, I
started to feel the pain in my gallbladder area again,
experiencing a lower grade version of the symptoms I felt
earlier. It subsided after some time but would keep happening
every day. What was weird was that it would be less intense
each time it happened and be more spaced apart. But, it
happened for several weeks after the initial attack. I even had
tests done, including a HIDA scan, to check if everything
was working properly and things seemed to come back with
everything ok. And, over some time it fully went away and I
was so relieved because it was very scary for me and I hope
nothing like that ever happens again because I do not like
having things wrong and going into the hospital. So, that is
the event that changed my eating habits. Since then, due to this
health scare, I slowly changed my diet to what it is now.
I initially never had any intentions of becoming
a vegetarian, or mostly vegetarian, and never thought it
would happen. How I did this was began substituting beef with
turkey. Turkey is much leaner than beef and the taste wasn’t
too far off. After some time my habits changed and I began
liking so many other foods that were non-meat. It was like
my desire to try new things expanded exponentially and
I would try things I never could’ve before and I actually
liked them. This was mostly in 2012. After about a year of
eating turkey and cutting out beef, I decided to switch over
to veggie products in 2013. But, I would still occasionally eat
meat. However, now I do not even eat chicken or turkey and it
doesn’t interest me anymore. I have no desire or taste for it.
However, I do still eat fish and don’t think I could give that
up or really have any desire to give it up for that matter.
Besides, I don’t even eat it too often anyway. So, that is my
story of how I became a (mostly) vegetarian, a pescetarian. Let
me know what kinds of foods you all like. Thank you
very much for watching!