I was a 'flexitarian' (if that refers to someone who does not purchase meat for their own use, but will eat it out of politeness, while a guest at someone's home etc), but I have had to give that up, because after years of mostly vegetarianism, when I do
eat animal flesh my mind gets darkened the next day. So I am not criticizing anyone else here, because I wish I could
just 'gratefully accept whatever is offered'; but since meat can cause a depressive mind-state for a day or two after consumption - and this has happened too many times for me to think it a mere coincidence - I will now have to just tell people that my system cannot handle meat at all,
I just have to politely decline it. I wonder if any other long-term vegetarians have noticed how, if you do
venture to eat some meat, the mind is affected? I would be interested to hear.
In the interests of complete honesty, I need to add that I ate two little tins of tuna that I bought for myself recently, so I wasn't being compelled, I just thought my body might benefit from some extra 'animal protein' as I've often heard well-meaning relatives say to me. But once again, a day of depression followed, and now I really am seeing a connection between any
meat consumption, even just a bit of fish, and my state of mind. That's it for me, no more meat experiments!