Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I don't want to die.....

I have been reading up on/taking care to notice the studies having to do with red meat and dairy and the effects it has on our bodies. I have even read the hilarious book "Skinny Bitch", which is a short gripefest that encourages women to adopt a Vegan diet in order to live longer and better lives and to lose weight, therefore becoming a "skinny bitch". This all coming from two ex-models (figures). Anyway, they brought up great points in the book, ie: Red meat is decaying flesh and what do you expect your system to do while/after you feed it this?

Anyway, I loved the book but have not yet adopted a vegan lifestyle myself, mostly because of my carniverous husband and it ain't easy switching from eating a little meat to no meat and no dairy and tofu and soy this and soy that. Sounds complicated, right? That's because it is. Did you know they sell substitutes for butter, sour cream, cheese, and even hot dogs? I love butter and cheese, and I just don't know if I can go and "substitute" them. They have been friends of mine for years, and I don't substitute the people (or dairy products) that mean a lot to me. It's just not loyal.

Veganism is one thing, but what about red meat? I read this morning that women who ate large amounts of red meat had a 20 percent higher risk of dying of cancer and a 50 percent higher risk of dying of heart disease than women who ate less.

This is news to me. I mean, not entirely, but the percentages are mildly jolting! How much do you love your T-bone slathered in ketchup? Or your filet medallions?

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