I'm an omnivore but I have been trying to cut down on how much meat I eat. I think most north Americans do eat more meat than we should, and it is having an impact on our health and on our environment. I don't believe that the solution is to quit eating meat entirely - I think meat is an important part of a balanced diet - but it shouldn't be the centre of every meal like it is for most people (and has always been for me since I was growing up).
I've been trying to do at least 2 meatless days a week and once we are used to that we will maybe start cutting down to only having meat a couple times a week. We will see. I am finding it hard to find a variety of protein rich foods to replace meat though. I like beans and lentils bit don't want to eat them every single day.
- Every dayVote A
- Most daysVote B
- A couple times a weekVote C
- RarelyVote D
- NeverVote E
Most Helpful Guy
Here's the thing about those things you see "Red Meat Causes Cancer" "Nitrates in foods like hot dogs cause cancer"
Its all a misconstrued truth. Yes they can cause cancer. But that apple or orange also can as well. Basically anything can cause cancer. Why? Because cancer has so many different possible causes. If we knew, we would know how to cure it completely with no fear of remission.
Now red meat and it's affect on our global climate is a different story.
I need 180 to 200 grams of protein eat 5 eggs a for breakfast, chicken for lunch, red meat or pork for dinner, protein powder for after my workout. And some days that only puts me after around 165 grams. So I need meat, and after lot of it. I don't think I could eat just veggies.
Most Helpful Girl
I don't eat red meat almost at all anymore, occasionally in restaurants. I still eat fish and chicken, though. I'm not planning on going vegan or vegetarian, definitely not giving up dairy and eggs. But red meat is something I can do without.1