After years and years of eating meat, I have finally stopped. I am proud to say that I am a vegetarian.
The hardest part hasn't been giving up meat. That's been really easy. The hardest part has been the shit I've been getting from alot of my friends (not all of them) when I tell them I've given up meat. I mean, its almost like they can't believe it.
Some of them seem almost angry.
Others seem to believe that this is all Jennifer's idea and she is forcing it on me.
Its actually more of the opposite. It was my idea, and she is trying to support me as much as she can. She has agreed to try her best not to eat meat, (she used to be a vegan herself) while continuing to eat fish.
Still other people seem concerned for my well-being.
" Where is your protein coming from?" They say.
"You'll wither away into nothing, I mean, you are already skinny!" They say.
This is something I've always wanted to do.
Why I haven't done it sooner is probably because over the years, I have been brainwashed into thinking I have to have meat to order to survive.
This is complete B.S.
I haven't eaten red meat in nearly 4 months and I have to say that I feel the same as I did before. No change.
In fact, since giving meat up, I have discovered several new foods that I never would have tried before.
Here is a shock.
Veggie burgers are better than regular burgers. They are better for you. They have a lot less fat than beef and they taste better. (thats right i said that) and they take a lot less time to prepare.
Why have I given up meat?
Look, I'm not going to get on my soap box and start preaching but there are a million reasons not to eat meat.
The number one reason is we are herbivores. Not carnivores or even omnivores. We don't have sharp claws or teeth for tearing raw meat and we can't run as fast as most game animals. Our stomachs are not made for digesting meat and neither are our intestines.
Add this to the fact that the way they feed and harvest animals nowadays are not only unnatural but unethical, gives me more than enough reasons to stop eating meat.
I can go on and on but I won't. I'm sure some (or more than likely, all) of the people who read this will disagree, but its how I feel.
Ah but hell, what do I know?I'm just an average guy. These vegetarians are a lot cooler than me. Maybe they will sway you.