(UPDATE: I have been a bad boy lately and ate more meat than I wanted. But it felt good and I decided now - 2011-11-05 - to eat less meat again)
Recently (Over a year and 2 weeks ago) I decided to become a six-Day Vegetarian.
Should you wonder what a 6Day Vegetarian is, read-on.
Eat vegetarian 6 days per week and only once (for me it’s Fridays) meat, fish or similar. (yep a Fish is an Animal too)
Why? We eat too much meat, cows fart too much and that can’t be good for neither the cows or us.
Thinking before you eat makes you more aware, but careful you can drive yourself crazy if you put everything on the calorie scale (eat healthy and you don’t need to bother about calories that much anyway)
How animals are processed isn’t really organic anymore. Even if you eat Bio-food, if thousands of chicken have to be processed, there aren’t many worthy ways of doing that.
By hand? Yeah right, capitalism doesn’t leave much room for hand-crafts anymore.
The more popular Bio-Foods become the more “conventional” they will be.
So pace yourself. We don’t need to eat meat EVERY day.
For me once a week is meat enough. (and I do a LOT of sports, read: daily, and I still function without pills or other silly, in my opinion, supplements)
Also it got me into cooking again, it’s quite challenging to have:
Broccoli, Soybeans, Peppers, Carrots and other colorful vegetables and think how to cook, fry, steam or whatever them.
Seasoning is key. Let’s face it, if you have ever eaten a soy-sausage or similar you know that the spices are the main driver of taste.
So if you spice it up a notch it will be as tasty as meat.
I don’t like sauces so I don’t have to worry about what to pour that over veggies. (or drown the poor things)
All in all this is a fair compromise for me between environment, health and keeping the balance of all and everything.