Please help me stop eating animal slices
February 24, 2008 11:38 AM Subscribe
I want to stop eating animal slices. Except there's a catch. Please help.
posted by milarepa to health & fitness (31 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I really want to become a vegetarian for moral reasons, and ultimately want to be a vegan (maybe 4-5 years from now).
However, I am cartoonishly underweight and I need to gain about 20+ pounds before I even feel comfortable with the process of cutting meat out of my diet. Although my doctor says I am healthy, and that my metabolism is probably just a little more demanding than most people's, he suggested that I put on some pounds before I make the switch to a vegetarian diet. Basically, he was like eat more and lift weights. An otherwise great doctor, but just not that helpful.
The problem is, I can eat like 4-5 meals a day and not put on weight. I try to lift weights twice a week and load up on protein like crazy, but I never gain weight. I haven't gained a pound in like 10 years. Everyone says just wait, but I don't want to keep eating meat. I really want to speed up the process in a healthy way, not just wait until I get fat. For the record, I have been tested for all sorts of parasites, digestive disorders, etc. I am perfectly healthy.
At this point, my diet is pretty open--I just don't eat pork.
What can I do? What sort of meal or work out plans should I follow to put on 20-30 pounds in a healthy way?
What are the best vegetarian foods to eat if you want to gain weight? That way, while I am still eating meat to gain weight, I could begin the process of eating the vegetarian foods that will allow me to keep the weight I hope to gain.