Mon, 7 December 2020
When I found out that cow burps were partly responsible for climate change, I wasn't happy at all. I love my steak dinners and beef tenderloin. However, over the past few years, I have been transitioning towards a more plant-based diet to avoid the use of meat and do my part to reduce climate change.
I should mention that I still eat meat, but a lot less. I grew up eating beef 2-3 times per year and loved it. Meat gave me my protein and it is delicious. I continued to eat it for most of my adult life, especially since I started as I followed a macro-diet to maintain my health. The macro diet tends to require the consumption of more protein to which we are accustomed to maintaining muscle mass and stay full longer. I followed that for quite a while eating beef, pork, chicken, and seafood. I also ate legumes more which led me to enjoy more plant-based food.
Recently, I followed a nutritional plan that was similar to macros, but focused more in reducing the consumption of foods that would react with my body more. It was a bit of an experiment for me that focused on eating more plant-based and less meat. The result: I lost 30lbs and I feel great!
I feel great because I am slimmer, but I also feel great because I know I am eating more for a healthier planet.
I don't expect anyone to change the way they eat because of my story, but I do expect you to listen to the story in this episode because there may be a way to eat meat without contributing to Climate Change.
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