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Why I Decided to Become a Pescatarian & Vegan/Plant-Based Restaurants.

pescatarian appetizer: grilled octopus

Have you ever thought about becoming a Vegetarian? Is everyone around you no longer meat-eaters? Did you have a spiritual moment that made you cut out meat? You are allowed to have numerous questions on becoming a vegetarian. It is a complete lifestyle change that you have to prep your body for. It is not as easy as social media or television makes it look. I made this decision for the second time in my life. The first time, I decided to become a pescetarian was in college. It only lasted for about 3 months and I started missing bacon. This second time around has been completely different as I am older and it was more of a spiritual choice.

Why Did I Become a Pescatarian?

A couple of months ago, my spiritual advisor had a full moon reiki session that I participated in. I do them every month to help clear my chakra. After a reiki session, you can have a headache, vomit, feel drained, and more. You can also be completely fine after a session. The symptom is toxic energy leaving your body.

Reiki is a Japanese form of alternative medicine called energy healing. A healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.

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After that particular session, I was nauseous and had excruciating stomach pain. I remember eating food from a family bbq the day before the session. I ate ribs, a burger, and fried chicken. As I went through meditation and journaling during and after reiki. I started to think about what does my spirit guides want me to learn at this moment. I went through my lifestyle choices and realized that meat is starting to affect me physically and spiritually. The stomach pain that I experienced was different than any other that I’ve had. On that day, I decided to become a pescetarian.

As I became more spiritually attuned. I noticed that I feel the energy of what I consume. I was feeling the distress and negative energy of the animals that were killed to become food. When I took a step back and analyzed how I felt after eating meat. I was groggy and felt heavy after eating meals with meat. It has been 4 months since I became a pescatarian, and I feel energized and more focused.

Different Types of Veganism

  • Vegan – They eliminate meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy products, as well as other animal-derived products. An example of this is honey from bees. When you are a vegan, you are restricted from the rennet, gelatin, collagen, and other types of animal protein; stocks, or fats derived from animals.
  • Vegetarian – People who abstain from the consumption of all animal flesh products. They do not eat poultry, fish, and red meat.
  • Pescatarian – People who choose not to eat meat and animal flesh (red meat and poultry) except for fish. A pescatarian maintains a vegetarian diet with the addition of fish and other seafood like shrimp, mussels, salmon, crabs, and lobster.
  • Plant-Based (Flexitarian) – A person who eats mostly whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, unsalted nuts, and healthy oils. They do not eat processed foods, refined grains (white bread, white rice), snack foods (potato chips, cookies), and sugar-sweetened beverages. They occasionally add meat into their diet but in small portions and less often.

Vegan/ Plant-Based Restaurants

Vegetarian Nachos
Fully Loaded Nachos
Spinach Dumplings from plant-based restaurant
Spinach Dumplings
plant-based chocolate brownie
Chocolate Brownie

  • Planta – It is a plant-based restaurant located in Miami, New York City, and Toronto. They are opening more locations across the United States. The food is absolutely amazing! I had the spinach dumplings, nachos, and brownie with ice cream. I hope that they come to Los Angeles, CA soon because it has become my favorite restaurant. $$$
  • E.A.K Ramen – I love ramen! So when shopping on Melrose Ave, one day. My friend and I found this ramen spot that had a vegan ramen option. The restaurant also serves sushi and has other vegan options. They have locations in Los Angeles and New York City. $$
  • True Food Kitchen – is an eco-chic healthy conscious with vegan options restaurant. I had the pleasure of going to the Newport Beach location in California. They had so many different options that were vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free. They are located in a total of 17 states. $$
  • Veggie Grill – is a great casual vegan restaurant. If you are looking for dining in or take-out. They are located in the LA Farmers Market on Fairfax Ave. I had the tuna melt and it was really good. $$
  • You can also check out my “California Love”- Let’s Go Eat article for more places to eat different pescatarian meals.

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