As I sit here enjoying my coffee and cereal while waiting for the hubs to get out of bed so we can start packing, I stumbled across this article on CNN:
It’s talks about 5 reasons why one should be a vegetarian. This is an age-old debate in my mind but somehow the meat-eating side always wins. Trust me, I’ve done a ton of research and the evidence is pretty convincing for the vegetarian. However, I’ve gotten pretty darn good at dissociating this research from my thoughts when eating meat!
I think part of it is growing up in the South where eating is “what” you do for fun, and in my family (and most others) the meat is usually the center-piece of the meal…In addition, the husband, being also from the South, grew up with a family of hunters. And this is his favorite hobby! Of course, he hunts ethically, and we keep all of the meat.
To be honest, I’m not a huge meat-eater. I do like steak, and I love some pepperoni’s on my pizza. But chicken isn’t my favorite or other types of pork. All in all, meat compromises maybe 15% of my diet.
This article was just interesting to me because the author does a good job of defending vegetarianism. I wish I could say, “yes, I’m ready to change!” however, as we would put it in therapists-terms, I am still in the contemplative state of change :). The good news is that my vegetable intake is on the increase, so I’m definitely on the right track.
Well, these were my early morning thoughts today! Kind of random, but that’s okay.
Now, I must go wake up my man….wish me luck!
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