After 55 years of being not just a meat eater but someone who had cooked meat on BBQs for a living, as a fundraiser, on a boat on Sydney Harbour on Australia Day, at the Dawn Service on Anzac Day, at the Christmas Street Parade even for Prince Harry at the launch of the Invictus Games in Sydney … so how did I become a Pescetarian??
Simply I found the fat in meat such as lamb, steak & pork were effecting me more and more the older I got so after checking with my GP that it was nothing internal I decided to try and give up meat altogether.
For those of you who know me well enough know I was always a lover of seafood anyway so it did not seem like such a big leap – giving up meat for seafood. What I did not fully realise at the time was I had to become a vegetarian – a group of people I had paid out on and made fun of around a BBQ for years. Even if I was a vegetarian who just happened to eat dairy and seafood.
Putting that thought to one side I started my Pescetarian journey – accidentally on purpose. It was by sheer accident that I found out that a vegetarian who eats seafood is called a Pescetarian ….. it was when I was working at a local Anytime Fitness and spoke to Gabby a female trainer who asked me about my diet, saying she was a Pescetarian – a vegetarian who ate seafood.
Liking the sound of it I then declared I was a Pescetarian, only to be told you need to be one for at least 6 months before you can make that claim. So I went on a family trip to Hawaii in March 2018, ate some great seafood (Cracking Crab was awesome) and some excellent pork ribs (Dukes of course) then came home and told everyone on Facebook that from now on I was a Pescetarian.