Pescetarian also spelled pescatarianism (Pesce is a Italian word for fish, and Vegetarian from the English word) is the practice of following a diet that includes fish or other seafood, but not the flesh of other animals. Most pescatarians maintain a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet with the addition of fish and shellfish.
What is a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet? A typical ovo-lacto vegetarian diet includes fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, dairy, and egg products.
Prior to 2015, I did not eat pork or beef, for health considerations, with the surge of information available about how chicken is grown, how it is legal to sell chicken with disease, infections, full of pesticides, steroids, and GMO’S, after viewing videos about meat birds, and the fact that thee size of a chicken wings has tripled in 20 years!
I wanted to decreased my risk of disease/obesity, increase my overall health/well being! Immediately my desire to eat chicken was gone!
I love fish/shellfish, but wanted to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my diet! I didn’t know how/where to start, after I decided to stop eating meat, I just knew I was making the right decision for me!
My diet now is rich in vegetables, I love kale, sautéed brusselsprots, tofu, etc…… The transition was not as hard as I anticipated! The down side is that there are not very many restaurants you can pull in and get food that you really want to eat, once you go kale, it’s hard to eat iceberg, romain lettuce or spinach!
Moderation is key, no matter what the circumstances are, I still battle with my refined sugar intake (candy, junk food, etc…) as I continue to find better food options to satisfy my sweet tooth, I considering advancing my diet to vegan!
When ever I tell people I am Pescetarian, they have a blank stare on their face, so I just wanted to share a little about my diet!