No… not those!
For the last two weeks I have been conducting a food experiment.
I have been eating vegetarian. Now, I am the LAST person I ever would have thought would voluntarily stay away from meat, but it has been surprisingly easy. I had about an ounce of fish the other night, just to try my wife’s new recipe, but other than that, I have been completely meatless.
I am still drinking some skim milk, and eat a few ounces of cheese a week, but stay away from animal products other than that.
As sensitive as I am to the suffering of animals, especially the "food farms" that raise chickens, pork, etc for the table (we raised some cattle when I was a boy in California), that is not my primary motivation. Instead, general health and an interest in this experiment is what is motivating me. And as far as a self-experiment, it has been really fun!
I feel really good, and have suffered no ill effects. I CAN tell a difference in how I feel, though. I don’t know how to describe it other than a little "cleaner". I know – that’s a poor description, but that’s all I can come up with.
I did my research beforehand, and am making sure I take liquid and sub-lingual vitamins to ensure good nutrition.
I don’t drink soda, don’t eat a whole lot of sugar and sweets, NEVER eat fast food, and stay away from a lot of processed food. You’d think I’d be thinner 🙂 But I inherited a whacked-out thyroid and metabolism…
My grandfather suffered a massive heart attack in his ealy sixties – I just want to make sure I avoid the same fate. I want to enjoy my sons and their families… and my lovely wife of almost 12 years for many years to come!