This is a really good question. Am I supposed to be the moral judge of how people eat? The longer I eat plant based whole food the more I love animals and my ‘craving’ to eat animal products dwindles even more. Nowadays, I don’t want to bring harm to any ‘living thing’. I honor all life.
‘I smell neighbor’s BBQ’s all the time. Some smoke their meat, others cook on charcoal’
I am neither a vegetarian or vegan. What? There may not seem to be a distinct difference between how I eat and them, but I have learned there is. Here’s my take…
‘Vegetarians and vegans eat mostly refined and processed food while a plant based whole foodist (me) eats 80-90% intact fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds and legumes…’
I love animals more than I ever have. It’s painful knowing cows, chickens, pigs and many others as sweet as they are being killed by a butcher.
‘We all know the impact of greenhouse gases .’
How meat slicers endure with a clear conscience I can’t understand. But, they do have to make a living doing something, don’t they? Undoubtedly, their jobs will remain secure as long as high demand for meat prevails.
‘There is no need for meat nutritionally, everything our bodies require is in plant based whole food’
You might wish beginning your healthier eating journey with the Dash diet below taking baby steps eventually consuming 80-90% plant based whole food…
‘The DASH eating plan requires no special foods and instead provides daily and weekly nutritional goals. This plan recommends:
Eating vegetables, fruits, and whole grains
Including fat-free or low-fat dairy products, fish, poultry, beans, nuts, and vegetable oils
Limiting foods that are high in saturated fat, such as fatty meats, full-fat dairy products, and tropical oils such as coconut, palm kernel, and palm oils
Limiting sugar-sweetened beverages and sweets ’.
Restaurants surround me and I smell their delicious cookery throughout the day. It tempts you returning to the old way. Yet, I look forward to my plant based whole food meals knowing it keeps me trim, healthy, adding untold years to my life. How I eat, here.
Source- 1 “Environmental Impact of Meat Production.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 15 Aug. 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_meat_production.
2 “DASH Eating Plan.” National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/dash-eating-plan.
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.