Since moving back to America, I’ve started a new life as a Budget Vegetarian. Don’t worry, my dear readers. I’m not going to get all preachy on you. You know that’s not how I roll. I just want to share my dietary experiment with you. I know! Let’s do this Q & A style. Won’t that be fun?
What is a Budget Vegetarian?
A dietary plan that limits meat consumption for the purposes of lowering personal expenses. Budget vegetarians do not purchase meat, but won’t refuse it if offered for free. For example, if your friend cooks you dinner with meat in it, you can eat it and that’s totally cool.
I googled this and it doesn’t pop up in the first search screen, so I’m going to declare it a new fad.
Why become a Budget Vegetarian?
It’s a lifestyle choice that you might consider after, say, researching the price of rental housing in Silicon Valley and then looking at your paycheck.
What famous people are doing this?
Me and my brother, who coined the term. In this blog I am publicly inviting all of my Hollywood friends to also become Budget Vegetarians. Watch this space!
How much money will I save? How healthy will I get?
I cut my food budget by about 30%. I feel pretty healthy, I guess. You should ask your doctor about that stuff. That’s a sort of vague question anyway. Next time maybe think about refining it a little.
Will I lose 53 pounds?
Dude, look. This is just a blog about my life. How can I tell how much, if any, weight you will lose? I don’t even know you. For all I know, you’re 54 pounds and losing all that weight would kill you! You should talk to like, a dietitian or something.
Will I be cool if I become a Budget Vegetarian?
No. But you may save some money and eat more vegetables.
I’m sold. How do I start?
I signed up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme. I love CSAs. I’m lazy and I don’t like shopping, and these lovely people pick all the vegetables and fruit and deliver it in a bag for me. Because they do all that work, I feel guilty for not eating the vegetables, so guilt is an added incentive.
Alternatively, you can just buy a bag of potatoes and a can of beans at the store and you’re good to go.
Are you considering the upward trending lifestyle that is Budget Vegetarianism? Welcome. You’re part of a growing fad that has already nominally changed the lives of at least 2 people.
Budget Vegetarians Unite!