A vegetarian diet is best suited for a wayfarer on the spiritual path. If you are attached to laddus or other sweets, and feel that the meal is not complete without them, even though this is vegetarian it will create unpleasant ripples within. The partaking of a meal with gratitude somehow evokes pious feelings and aids digestion and assimilation. If you are angry while eating, that state of mind sets in grosser vibrations in the system, regardless of whether you are the victim or the perpetrator. While under the spell of anger, the sympathetic nervous system dominates and, as a result, the parasympathetic nervous system is subdued to that extent. The parasympathetic nervous system is the one that manages the secretion of digestive enzymes and aids further assimilation.
If you are not in a position to quit meat, fish or eggs, there is no need to postpone the Heartfulness practice. The practice is more important. Let the spiritual practice naturally develop your consciousness and influence your daily habits. There is no need to force either the quitting or embracing of certain habits. Let your actions be natural. Otherwise, the mental gymnastics can create and add to the already existing negative ripples within.
Cooking, serving, partaking, and earning one’s sustenance by pious means is so very beneficial. An impious way of earning a daily living creates guilt and much more in the process. One can only imagine the situation and then see the implication.