Im a vegan in training - I discovered that being a full vegan was a lot more complex than I had originally thought - and I don’t eat enough to just cut out all meat and dairy from my diet all at once. I need to learn about combining proteins, and need to find a way to make sure I get enough iron - as I can become anemic if I neglect my iron intake.
It’s crazy - because I never realized how many food items at the grocery store contained animal products, eggs, or dairy.
Right now I just focus on eating whole organic foods, with the main component of my diet consisting of fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
I stopped drinking milk -and drink soy and almond milk, but still like to put feta cheese on my salads.
I allow myself to have salmon or fish once or twice a month. hehe I call that day “fishmas” MERRY FISHMAS!
Just to be clear, I didnt stop eating meat because I didnt like it - I miss BBQ steak, and lamb chops with int sauce. I just cant bring myself to contribute to an industry which has turned a living creature in to a “product or food unit” and in most cases neglects to kill the animal in a respectful way - to cause the least amount of pain. They have forced livestock to eat grain - which it naturally doesnt eat - which in turn causes the animals to develop bacterial infections such as e.coli - which then causes them to pump the animals full of antibiotics and hormones ( even the healthy animals are administered the drugs) So this has produced contaminated meat which has a resistance to not just 1 antibiotic but several. SUPERBUGS. There are some people who are being given the strongest available antibiotics (the kind usually reserved for pregnant women) for minor infections such as tonsillitis - by eating meat that has been feed antibiotics you are transferring that antibiotic resistance to your body - and weakening your bodies ability to fight off infection.
All of those who want to laugh, go ahead.
Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqQVll-MP3I
and this: http://freedocumentaries.org/teatro.php?filmID=281&lan=en&size=big
might blow your mind