Let me begin by sharing that I LOVE RED MEAT! From hamburger to rib eye if it is cooked over an open flame I salivate like Pavlov’s dog just looking at my Weber grill. About 6 months ago my wife starts reading articles about organic vs. non-organic food. So we make a trip to Whole Foods and quickly learn that an organic diet will require Whole paycheck.
I watched the movie Food Inc as well as The Beautiful Truth and after some further research I have made the decision to give up red meat. Yesterday was my last red meat meal and I had my favorite dish from my favorite Kansas City BBQ the crown prime (huge beef ribs cooked over an 18 hour slow cook process) at Jack Stacks.
I ate the entire side of beef ribs, cheesy corn, baked beans and coleslaw and I am actually home sick today because of how I gorged myself. I am not a fan of chicken (A tour of a Tyson production plant did me in some time ago with bird) so the only use my Weber will have now is for Veggie Burgers and grilled fish *sigh* :- (
Along with the red meat I am also ditching any form of high fructose corn syrup and most anything with triglycerides. My motto in regards to food was once life is too short I want to enjoy. Now 45 my motto remains life is too short having watched my Father die of diabetes.
Have any of you made such changes in your diet and noticed an improved quality of life? Any vegetarians or vegans care to weigh in? Anyone recommend a quality veggie burger?