It’s been almost two weeks since I’ve made changes to my eating habits. As I mentioned in an earlier post, my goal is to eat whole or real foods. In my opinion, meat is considered a real food.
Wait, let me rephrase that last statement. I don’t consider the poorly fed, antibiotic laden under exercised animals that are quickly fattened and slaughtered to feed our never-ending appetite for more meat as real food. I’m talking about the animals that were allowed to roam freely and were fed the foods through natural selection instead of a derivative of the genetically modified corn.
Not Up for Debate
I’m not here to debate whether or not we should eat meat. That’s a personal decision. What I am saying is that on occasion I like to have a bit of chicken on my plate and I fully intend to satisfy that need when it arises. To that end, I’ve done quite a bit of research on farms in my area that provide poultry from free-range chickens/turkeys and beef from grass-fed, free-range cattle.
If you think I’m taking this meat thing a little too far, check out the DVD King Corn.
What I’ve found is that the price of real meat is high ($4.50 per pound for a whole chicken). The high cost of good meat means that I’ll purchase less of it, but savor it when I have it. When I don’t have it, I’ll eat my fruits, grains, nuts, berries and their derivatives.
It’s been almost two weeks and the only “meat” I’ve had consisted of a few grilled shrimp I made earlier in the week. I don’t feel deprived nor do I feel unsatiated. As a matter of fact, my energy level keeps improving. I’ve had one cup of coffee this week and have said goodbye to my afternoon slumps.
As far as meat goes, I’ll have it when I have a hankering for it. I probably won’t recognize the taste of real meat because I’ve eaten nothing but fake meat for so many years.