Saturday, November 6, 2010

To meat or not to meat...

So it has taken me several days to decide to actually post this and at this point I don't even know how this post will end up but I shall give it a shot anyway.

I have always had an issue with food, not in the fact that I don't eat, always in the fact that I love to eat and with that said, I usually always over eat. This has been a never ending battle and I honestly don't know when it began but has seemed to only get worse with stress or any time life changes. Sure, I love healthy food and I know that I should choose it over unhealthy food but it isn't always that easy. I will always find an excuse to eat what I know I shouldn't and its sometimes pathetic.

Lately I have been thinking a lot about what I am eating vs. what I should be eating. Considering Eric and I are thinking of having babies soon, food has been on my mind even more because lets face it, I don't want to bring babies into the world that would headed down the path of an unhealthy lifestyle.

The other day I was watching a documentary called FOOD INC, if you have the chance, watch it, its very eye opening. Anyway, I think it came at the perfect time for me. It basically explores where our food comes from starting with the slaughter houses, then goes into grains and corn and ends up talking about healthier alternatives. It made me realize how naive we as Americans really are about what goes into a lot of our food and the process in which most of it is made.

I decided that I was no longer going to eat meat. Well kind of. I am no longer going to eat meat that is processed or comes from a slaughter house or has been altered (meaning the animals were fed hormones to make them bigger.) I will also not be eating any fast food as well as doing my best to stay away from processed foods. Sure, this will probably be really hard for me but sometimes I don't think it will. In the long run I know that this is the healthiest option for me.

I have gone 3 days on my new life change of no meat and in reality it hasn't been hard. I have been forced to make sure that I am eating a lot more fruits and veggies and thinking about how I can make my food that much better with out meat.

So there you have it, it wasn't a really hard debate with myself, and I am honestly proud of myself!


Anonymous said...

that's so cool! im a little scared to watch movies like that. i read a pamphlet about that kind of stuff before and it made me feel nauseous for like 2 weeks, haha! so great that you're making a conscious effort to do that :)

jessica said...

Oh I watched that too! It has totally changed the way I look at food. I still do meat but I buy local whenever I can. I'm glad you are back in computer is down so I can't blog and it is driving me crazy!

kara lynn said...

good for you! i have been trying not to eat any processed food either. and limit my mean intake to a few time per week.

Lady Lent said...

I'm really ecstatic about your decision, Kaylee :) I just became vegan a few months ago, and it's been a challenging experience. The past week or so I've actually regressed and started eating bad food again, but the great thing is that it's a decision you get to make day by day.

Good luck!!! I hope you see the changes in your body and in your life that you're looking for.