Big Meat Eaters?

by peacefulpete 31 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • peacefulpete

    I was wondering how many of us have switched to a vegetarian or vegan diet and why. I'm not doing it but have friends who do. Lovely people and seem very healthy. I try to limit my red meat intake and yet give in to fast food way too much. Want to share? Please no politics.

    Not referring to the movie. lol

  • Biahi

    Sorry, meat lover here. We do eat a lot of chicken, and salmon once a week. Today, I’m making round steak and pork chops, with mashed potatoes. Also, braised cabbage, and roasted carrots. We will eat for a few days on this.

  • LoveUniHateExams

    I'm also a meat-lover who has no problem eating meat. I was brought up eating meat and will likely continue to do so.

    However, I do admire vegetarians (although maybe not vegans) and would like to go vegetarian for a full month to see what it's like and see if I notice any improvement from that diet.

  • Theonlyoneleft

    Due to so many things going on with the environment yes we have stopped eating beef and lower pork consumption, Also fish.

    we also swapped from white pasta to brown and introduced other things like bulgur wheat... that made with spices herbs is very yummy. Potato consumption changed too... we are now sweet potatoes connoisseurs due to sugar contents of the white potatoes once digested.

    I’m a professional baker so I can make most treats and cakes without a problem, we are never short of these lol!

    vegetables and pulses were already big on our diets, our meals ALWAYS contain a side salad but our salad portions are now bigger.

    we cook from scratch, no take away, once a month if we are lucky, this comes from my parents culture that everything is very fresh and local.

    My children don’t really appreciate the frozen food market made meals so phew!... lucky I am that they enjoy variety.

    i feel healthier and more content.

    Some dishes are now meat free and the kids really enjoy it.

    i couldn’t be a total vegetarian 🌱, but we are trying to do the best we can without leaving a big dent in the environment.

    we also swapped for hand soap instead of bath and shower gels, we love it and my goodness.... so much more space in the bathroom shelves. Water is carried in refilling water bottles and we no longer buy soda or fizzy drinks. We have a soda stream machine that we enjoy making our own pop.

    We make our own washing powder, so easy, and I’m now looking to make my own dishwasher tablets.

    I recently learned how to make soap but haven’t put this into action yet.

    Next year I want to grow some vegetables in the garden, we used to have an allotment years ago, and really saved us loads. We used to grow crops like onions corn potatoes tomatoes carrots strawberries beans herbs lettuce peppers and many more......then freeze the stock for winter or make jams etc

    Every little bit helps to help change the damage that we have caused in the world and I enjoy growing and doing things.

  • Finkelstein

    The latest information from nutritional experts is that we would be more healthier and more resilient to disease and cancer if we ate more fruit and vegetables and less meat , particularly red meat.

    We would also be less fat, which seems to be a problem health wise in most modernized countries now days.

  • iwantoutnow

    I am cutting down on meat as much as I can.
    I don't eat Pork anymore because of learning of how smart they are and how much emotional cognisance they have as well.

    But I am having a hard time going fully veggie.

    For me its more of an ethical issue than health.

  • redvip2000

    I admire folks who are vegan, especially those with ethical concerns, but I have not made that switch.

    I do eat less meat, and lately I'm planning to pay a little more $ to source meat from organic sources. I eat more fish now, and well sourced chicken. I think the the field of non-animal meats seems promising.

    I cut out almost all bread, and almost all pasta, barring the rare indulgence. Cut down on sugar, but still eat a good amount of chocolate. Never drank soda. It's water, wine and beer for me. No white rice -- only brown

    I think the next step for me would be to cut down on red meat even more, and do the same for potatoes. I could cut down on cookies and chocolates a bit more too.

    I'm pretty sure that a few hundred years from now, we are going to look back and be horrified that we actually killed animals to eat them.

  • Still Totally ADD
    Still Totally ADD

    I went vegetarian march of 2017. Lost 40 lbs. and went off 3 medications and feeling 1000's times better. My wife is a great cook and we eat alot of our food from the garden. She does a vegetarian hamburger that will knock your socks off. One of the big secrets is spices and lots of hot peppers. I grow 5 diffrent kinds. Any rate its not that my food has a face it is because it makes me feel healthier eating a whole food plant base diet. Still Totally ADD

  • peacefulpete

    theonlyoneleft.. When I read your post mentioning sweet potatoes having less sugar when digested, I thought that had to be wrong, but you are right. They are lower on the glycemic index, who'd a thunk. It is getting a lot easier to be on a selective diet these days.

    Chicken and eggs are sooooo cheap it's criminal! We had 59 cent dozen eggs and boneless breast fillets for 1.59/pound. The farmers can't possibly be making it on that. I used to fish a lot and we always had a freezer full but I've gotten lazy so we now eat less fish than ever.

  • peacefulpete

    As far the ethics and environmental aspects, I'd definitely endorse Lab-grown meat. I have friends however who are repulsed by the idea of culturing muscle tissue. It is interesting they enjoy the waste products of cultured bacteria (yogurt/cheese). They also like hot dogs and baloney (lips and a-holes). I really like the idea of having a well supervised food stream in highly controlled setting over the potential for disease and contamination we now have.

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