Once you guys are done with your month, can you appease the dietary idealist by purchasing farm-fed locally sourced beef and/or pork? It's more expensive, but that also has the side effect of meaning you buy less of it so you EAT less of it.
Six months, but yes, we are switching to locally fed milk now and will switch to locally sourced red meat when we are back to eating any of it.
Oooh, the iron thing. Yes, I get a bit OMGMEATNOW when I have my period too. I don't eat a lot of it the rest of the month.
That's the only time my wife eats red meat. We usually tend to go out for some steak but I've found that a chicken chili works well too - the beans carry lots of the same good protein and some part of the tomatoes help your body absorb it better. This I learned in Nutrition class, so it must be true.
How about chicken livers-full of iron and protein and yumminess!
Not a liver fan. Like, gagging.
I did eight months without beef, but I didn't have insane cravings I just tended to replace the beef with chicken. But I have started to get steaks recently which I'd never do before. Personally its all about moderation. See, when I got back to eating beef I wouldn't have it as often as I once did.
You think fish is all that great either? Look at all of the mercury that they absorb. Which goes into you. Either way you are messed up. I personally think that we need to cut down on pollution. I think that that is a big part of why people are getting sicker. That and all of the chemicals that they put into food.
At least you see that you can cut down, but I wouldn't give it up totally. That is crazy.
If you eat fish that are low on the food chain (ones that don't eat other fish) the mercury levels are usually much lower.
Your point still stands but I wanted to point out that they're not all horrible. I've also heard that the amounts are really only bad for women who are pregnant because they can harm the child, but that's just something I've heard in passing; no real research done on my part.
Back when I was a bleeder, anybody who stood between me and my rare red meat was risking having a straw stuck into an artery.
It was the only time of the month when I could tolerate liver.
Ferrett has toothmarks on his arm.....
When you reach the end of the promised time and start eating beef again, be careful of portion size. I'm currently cutting back on my meat intake, and have been doing so for only about a month. I find when I eat very much red meat it sits very heavily on my stomach. More than half a burger or steak makes me wish I hadn't eaten at all.
Yes, I am definitely going to look at one steak as something that can feed two.
Everything in moderation.
Definitely. But a promise was made, and it is a healthy one in that it's dramatic enough that we are changing our eating habits. I expect to go back to meat eating when it's over, but in the meantime I'm welcoming the shakeup.
During my year of total vegetarianism, I found that when I craved meat I could kick the craving with well-seasoned legume dishes. A hearty bean stew was my favorite that year.
More than I have time for now, but I will try and keep that in mind for next month. Thanks!
Actually, cutting back on red meat is really good for period -- less nasty prostaglandins causing cramps. I can safely say that my periods are AMAZINGLY less painful since I (as a result of living with a vegetarian) stopped eating meat regularly.
For iron: lentils! Lovely delicious lentils! And broccoli and spinach and kale!
Fascinating! Will have to monitor this.
Good Luck! Anything you do for your health is good.