Well, the cat (or should I say the chicken?) is out of the bag. I’m eating meat.
That’s right… after 10+ years of being a vegan/vegetarian, I’ve given up. Given in to my barbaric instincts. Thrown my eco-friendly, animal-loving tendencies out the window. Or have I? Follow me on a journey between ‘Kate, you’re making a bigger deal out of this than you need to’ and ‘Kate, this decision dictates who you are and what you believe in’…
I didn’t just wake up one morning and mow down on a drumstick. It was actually really, really hard to make the switch. The weird thing is, the decision I made back int he day to go vegetarian was pretty damn easy. Help animals, help the environment, be healthy. Done and done. Can I still do those things if I eat cute little animals?
I want to be strong, vibrant, and socially-aware. I feel this change in my lifestyle will lead me there. First and foremost, I’ll say this. FACTORY FARMING IS BAD BAD BAD. There are many reasons I’m choosing to go carnivore, but please note that my plans include local, organic, sustainable farming. My money is going to local farms that are doing it right. I can still be all the things I want to be and not feel like a total hypocrite.
Why am I sharing this with you? Well, it’s a big life decision, much like getting a tattoo or chopping off my hair (hear me out.) Being vegetarian was so much a part of my ‘me’. People assume certain things about you when you assign a label to yourself (republican, rastafarian, Gleek). So now, I guess I’ll just have to find other ways to let people know who I am. I’ll worry about that later. For now, just welcome me back to the circle of life.
So, I guess I’m still on a food kick. I’ve been reading up on the Paleo Diet for athletes. In a nutshell (ha) Paleo suggests eating like a caveman: meat, fish, veggies, fruit (no dairy, grains or processed foods that weren’t available to cavemen way back then)… And while I don’t think I’ll ever start eating meat again, I’m completely fascinated by its philosophy. It really makes a lot of sense to me: eat the foods our bodies were designed to eat.
I’m going to try incorporating it little by little and I’ll let you know how it goes… anyone have experience with it?
Everyone has something that they get abnormally excited over. One might even use the phrase ‘geek out’… so what makes this girl giddy?
Colors, textures, tastes (AND they’re good for you!?!?!)… I’ve never come across a veggie I didn’t like. And I’m not the only one- check out this post from super-fit-bad-ass Melicious:
Are you in a produce rut? I challenge you to eat at least one new veggie or fruit this week… and try to sample from a few color groups. There’s a whole world of beautiful veggies and fruits out there, just waiting to jump into your tummy.
What do you geek out over?
10 common ordering mistakes people make in Paris
must remember these. You know, when I live there.
our new roku player
on which we watched this movie:
eating local and organic (more on this later)
I can haz STAKE?
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