I have always loved and adored meat for as long as I can remember. A few weeks ago it just kind of popped into my head to try and do a Meatless March, aka Meat Free March, aka No Meat March. Why in the name of Zeus would I ever do such a thing one might ask?!?!
I was interested in doing a meatless March in an effort to see if I would feel better, feel differently, enjoy fruits and vegetables better, just to try something new. I have cheated a few times; had a burger here, turkey wrap there, etc…
One thing I have concluded in the 13 days of this dietary experiment, eating meat makes me feel like crap. I must admit that in the short term, I have not particularly lost any noticeable weight or anything, but it’s all about how I feel. And after the burger I had last week, I felt terrible; tummy troubles, sluggish mood, just kind of, bleh. I immediately thought that I can’t place a blanket opinion on just one experience; the burger could have been under-cooked, could have been any number of causing to my lethargy, who knows. So I needed to test it again if for no other reason, substantiation’s sake. So at work, our Production Manager decided to do a cookout for everyone and made burgers and hot dogs, mmm, freshly flame broiled meat products. As I devoured these delicious items, I shortly after felt much the same again. Sluggish, mildly nauseous, how could such a delicious thing make me feel so lousy. This incredibly terrible website which clearly hasn’t been updated since 1997, makes a couple of decent points. On the complete contrary, this site lists counter points to debunking anti-meat eating myths, some of them are pretty good actually and what I like is the author cites references and sources which is always helpful.
I’m not going to get all culinarily political or do any cuisine preaching, but I do generally find it quite fascinating when I look at vegetarianism or veganism from a societal perspective. What I mean is going out to dinner and there being very few, if any, vegetarian options. For example, we went out this morning for breakfast, and across the entire breakfast menu there were just two items which didn’t contain meat. Part of me literally felt bad for vegetarians at this moment. Naturally I ordered the really delicious vegetarian eggs Benedict, and they were quite tasty I might add.
I will write more about this as the month goes on. In the meantime, I’d like to see what you think about this, both for and against meat eating, let’s hear it.