Sunday, September 27, 2020

My Meatless Challenge


Every once in a while, I like to challenge myself.  This time around, I’m working on going meat-free for two weeks.  I started yesterday with the hopes of ending in time for Christmas Day.

This is far from the first time I’ve tried this.  My longest stretch lasted about 6 months so, a couple of weeks shouldn’t be so daunting.  But, for some reason, it is.  Perhaps, it has something to do with the fact that I am just getting older and more cantankerous.  I like eating meat and find every excuse for doing so.  However, as I’ve shared before, meat is like a gateway drug for me.  I honestly believe it to be the linchpin for all my bad eating.  To me, a burger doesn’t go well with water and a salad.  Ribs need and brown rice don’t cut it.  Pepperoni and sausage pizza need a good Coke or a Sprite to wash them down.

However, it’s something about consciously eating a more plant-based diet that causes me to really think about what I am consuming.  For example, there’s something to be said for making a good stir-fry with fresh vegetables or having a big, colorful salad that make one feel better about eating and not wanting to ruin it by piling on a bunch of junk food.

So, here I am at day two.  12 more to go.

JP Smith
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