I can't say I'll ever give up meat 100%, mostly because I can't stand the way soybeans and tofu taste. But I read an article yesterday that scared the crap out of me.
(I wish it was a literal colonic, but no, it was just a mental one.)
It has me thinking of ways to limit animal-based protein in my life. And I'm passing it along to share because it might just be someone's light bulb moment.
A Cure For Cancer? Eating A Plant-Based Diet
Let's face it, I've read Michael Pollan's books, I've read Jon Gabriel's book, and I'm trying to eat on the outer edges of the supermarket aka "natural, non-processed foods," and buy organic whenever I can afford to do so, but that's probably not enough if I'm still consuming animal protein 7 days a week.
Here the same author describes how to eat consciously:
One Bite at a Time: A Beginner's Guide to Conscious Eating
And the author also links to a movement called Meatless Mondays - which has a ton of veggie recipes that make my mouth drool but I'll probably never make any of them because I just don't try new things that often. I noticed the recipes call for cheese, so I'm confused about that because cheese is dairy. I guess their primary focus is meatlessness.
For what it is worth...
(I stopped counting...)
Monday, September 26
Life Fitness Treadmill
Standing heart rate: 78
Average heart rate: 129
Max heart rate: 155
Workout mode: RANDOM mode level email@example.com
Calories: 812 Distance: 2.47 Time: 65:00
NOTE: Took it slow at the gym. Not a single knee twinge. Yay. I guess I have to scale back my superwoman repertoire if I want to be able to go AT ALL. That's just the way it is baby, I have to suck it up.
I Ated It
1/4 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon Smartbalance PB
2 slices of Ezekiel sesame bread
64 ounces water
8 ounces of tea
Chicken Ranch Taco salad
1 shot of vodka
Losing Weight; Finding Men
"Never make someone a priority in your life when you are just their option."