As posted in Wikipedia: “The word meat comes from the Old English word mete, which referred to food in general.”
How much meat do you eat daily? Weekly? Monthly?
We mass produce meat in animal factories and we consume more meat than necessary. Supermarkets supply meat in bulk. Every restaurant has a plethora of meat options. Asian restaurants, such as Vietnamese cuisine, serve primarily meat dishes.
Like millions of other people, I am a gluttonous carnivore. As @mattknox likes to say, “I only eat animals that eat other animals.”
My goal was to survive a whole month eating significantly less meat.
As one who eats meat at every meal, it’s a bit challenging being on a ‘mostly vegetarian/pescetarian’ diet. It’s like telling a junkie that their dealer is going on vacation or telling a kid not to eat said marshmallow.
My experimental diet consisted of consuming less meat: more vegetables and more seafood. A similar diet is the paleolithic diet. I did not want my diet to be as strict (no grains, legumes, dairy products, salt, refined sugar, and processed oils) so I modified it to my liking.
First step: finding restaurants that serve vegetarian/pescetarian dishes. Second step: finding a restaurant that actually serves good tasting food. And third step: finding these restaurants in your area.
One of the things that I noticed is that most vegetarian/pescetarian dishes are fried:
Fried tofu, fried calamari, fried spring rolls.
The best way to avoid these unhealthy dishes is to cook your own food rather than dine out.
Within a week, my body felt less bogged down and cleaner. I felt more refreshed and sticking to vegetables was getting easier everyday.
I was only able to keep up with the ‘mostly pescetarian’ diet for two weeks. I tend to forget that I’m anemic. Anemia is a condition where the body is not able to produce enough red blood cells to carry iron and oxygen to your system. With the decrease of meat in my diet, I experienced fatigue, dizziness and often times, would feel confused.
I am now back on my carnivore regimen and am looking to modify it again in the near future to a more balanced diet.