Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Becoming a Pescitarian

Hi readers,

I am currently a big food lover, especially meat lover. I love eating pork, chicken and fish/seafood. But, of recent months, I realised that there is a lot of animal cruelty around the world and that animals are  living creatures. And I felt it was not right (for me) to consume them just for my own appetite.

So I have been thinking of becoming a vegetarian for a while. I mean, I don't eat beef because my family doesn't, sort of a Buddhist culture thing (even though I am not a Buddhist), so it's easier I guess for me to try to become a vegetarian. However, there are some hurdles, namely, I absolutely LOVE eating pork, like the chinese ChaSiu, or XiuYuk (Roasted pork) among others. And I don't like eating vegetables that much except lettuce and carrots really. And I possibly could handle eating fruits like tomatoes, bananas, oranges and apples. Becoming vegetarian will probably take a while longer (perhaps in a few years time), so I am good with just reaching my goal of becoming a pescitarian soon.

As I decide to become pescitarian eventually, I need to cut down meat in my diet, slowly at least.

Maybe starting with the easiest, chicken. Then I could eliminate pork. Then I am left with fish/seafood. I could be selective and only eat fish (salmon, freshwater fish, sardine etc) and other seafood like oysters, crab and prawn. I know it's not considered totally vegetarian, but that's my aim, to be achieved in the next one year.

Basically, ideally, I should be able to choose to only eat:
1) Fish
2) Oysters
3) Crab
4) Prawn
5) Milk
6) Cheese
7) Honey
by the end of Feb 2017.

I really don't know if I can achieve this. But for the sake of the animals in the world, I will try. This means that I will eat more vegetables and fruits that I like and avoid any meat possible other than seafood.

I will update on my journey / quest to become a Pescitarian every month here. :)

P.S.: I will be straightforward here. You are free to disagree with me on the ethics of eating animals. We will just agree to disagree. This choice is my personal preference to live my
life from now on. I hope you can respect my decision and not question it other than as an attempt to understand me. Thank you in advance.