Wednesday, December 2, 2009

3 weeks, no meat

It's been about a month without, but officially 3 weeks now since I resolved to not eat meat for good. And nearly that long since I cut out dairy. The support, encouragement and ideas I'm receiving as a result of this blog are far beyond what I imagined. Although it wasn't exactly a high bar since I imagined nobody would read it. I pretty much thought I was gonna be on my own here. Instead, I've been exposed to, and become a part of, a community of like-minded, caring people. It helps me stay on track. In a city as big as L.A., and as someone who so often gets buried in my job and daily responsibilities, I sometimes feel I'm missing a sense of belonging. So, thank you this-blog-readers. You remind me I'm not alone.

5 comments:

  1. I'm really enjoying your blog. I am almost done with Eating Animals and find it life altering. I havent made the full leap yet to veganism, but i've drastically changed my routine. I find that i need a good protien substitute though. like you, i work out everyday and try to eat 5-6 meals a day. but a lot of the time that was egg whites, chicken breast, etc. now what should it be?

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  2. Magglio, the forums at veganbodybuilding.com are giving me a lot of tips concerning protein and working out.

    I've been a veggie for 25 years, but have always eaten milk and eggs. The book, as well as the Eating Animals forums have convinced me that until I can find truy humane dairy and eggs (or produce my own), I will simply go without them.

    Even though I gave up meaty things more than 2 decades ago, this is JUST as hard! I ADORE all things cheesy. Cheese is my very favorite food. My next favorite food is my coffee....with half n half. I'm finding that everything I love is made with butter, milk or eggs.

    But my mind has finally been opened to the milk/veal connection. I thought for a few days that I could find a humane dairy producer, but following a link from the EA forums convinced me that the cost was too great, and that the liklihood that a farmer won't sell off the "refuse" (i.e. calf) via a slaughterhouse was too small. That film footage will stay in my heart forever.

    SO....in solidarity, I wish us both success in living our values!

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  3. I agree with you both. Giving up dairy is the most challenging. However, I must stress that so far I feel my protein intake is adequate witout supplements. I think I ate way too much protein in the past when I ate meat.

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  4. Have you tried Daiya cheese? I think it might be available at Whole Foods now or will be soon. It's quite new and has been taking north america by storm! On a pizza, it melts and stretches like cheese and tastes pretty yummy too. It can be a good alternative for cheese addicts. Oh and it's not made with soy!

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  5. Thanks for the tip, I'm going to buy some today Joanne... I'm on the jones for some quesadillas

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