I tried being a vegetarian for a week. Well I didn’t try, I did it. My original plan was to do it all the way through lent, but then I realized I’m not Catholic so there was divine punishment if I stopped. I didn’t do it because of the animals, or because I wanted to walk a mile in their shoes, or because I think meat is really that unhealthy. No, I did it because I need to eat more fruits and vegetables and the only way to do that would be to cut the meat part out of my diet. A normal dinner at the caf for me is 1 meat, some vegetables, some potatoes probably and a bowl of cereal. I could not eat any more fruit/vegetables because I would be too full. So if I was forced to cut the meat out and replace it with some salad or an apple then I had no choice but to eat healthier. Any hoot it wasn’t that tough of a week at all. I did not have any meat cravings and while I did not have a great deal of food choices I never went hungry. The biggest problem was not the caf, it was the other 3 restaurants on campus. I did get a veggie burrito at clydes but aside from that you need meat in most everything. Ele’s had many salad options but they all contained meat. There were, I think, 2 sandwich options that did not have meat. Bennys was by far the worst. There are no healthy options at Bennys (aside from a turkey sandwich) so I usually just avoided that place altogether and ate nuts in my room. I’m not sure if I gained any health bonuses from my short experiment but I did lose a pound or two. I have gained those back since then so nothing remains of my short time as a vegetarian. It is so easy to get fat. I am going to have to drastically alter my diet after college otherwise I’ll end up on the biggest loser. Which won’t be so bad because I would destroy everyone and win a quarter of a million dollars. Which I would probably spend on baconnators.