Great replies so far!
Nutrition is interesting. We can improve ourselves so much with just a few choices - or even do harm, if not careful.
For me, I think I made up my mind before I even asked this question here. Just wanted to get a conversation going. For whom might be interested: I’m switching to 99% plant based eating going forward. For as long as I see a benefit in this. If I slip up, I won’t give myself a hard time.
I’m surprised about this decision, but being honest to myself, it was a long time coming (for several reasons).
I think @Holger1980 makes a strong point with the flexitarian way, because it gives you more leeway in trying something new. My mindset - for better or worse - was always „go all in“ or don’t do it.
This is the same reason why I’m “suffering”, and not “exercising” .
My head likes to have something to strongly identify with. I’m aware this is a little flaw, but that’s how I roll.
Maybe this change will help me deal with another problem of mine - binge eating.
And like @Martin, I have two small kids and won’t make this choice for them.
My wife and me cook more or less separately for years (work and other stuff) and I won’t have a big problem changing my lifestyle without affecting my families (more than I already do).
For what it’s worth: I absolutely do believe it’s possible to offer kids a healthy and balanced diet adopting a plant based lifestyle. They will get more „green“ now that papa eats them so much but sometimes it’s also fun to grab a cheeseburger or make normal pancakes with eggs.
That’s what I’m counting on. I love cooking and trying new things.
I’m not afraid of substitutions.
I can’t wait for more opinions.
In the meantime, I’ll start my journey/experiment and will report back from time to time.