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How Often Do You Eat Meat?

I am a carnivore working to eat lower on the food chain. The United Nations estimates that 18 percent of green house gasses come from the production of meat.

Due to this, the UN is asking the citizens of the world to eat more vegetarian meals. In fact, they suggest eating vegetarian one day a week. Eating less meat means eating more veggies, which is good for your health. So for the health of the planet and the health of my family, I am thinking about bringing Meatless Mondays back to my weekly meal plan. But what I want to know is . . .


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Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
I only eat lean turkey a few times a week. Sometimes (less than once a month) I'll have lean lean lean hq beef or chicken.
julie090583 julie090583 8 years
Fluffyhelen, I imagine that nurse was exaggerating. It is well documented that insufficient B12 levels are a health risk (as is frequently eating meat, I would add), but there are certainly ways to fortify your diet with B12 to protect against this- for example with soy milk, which I imagine most vegans are well aquainted with :) No diet is perfect, of course, and getting sufficient B12 is an issue vegans need to be aware of (all the ones I know are). But it rubs me the wrong way when people spread false information that discourages from vegetarian and vegan diets, when the reality is, the benefits far outweight the risks. A multitude of peer reviewed studies have found that a vegetarian diet reduces your risk of cancer, heart disease, lowers blood pressure, prevents diabetes and osteoporosis, and so on. I initially became a vegetarian because I love animals and did not want to contribute to the cruelty, but the health benefits are sure nice too, and all the more reason to never go back to a diet that includes meat.
pixelhaze pixelhaze 8 years
Every day - sometimes 3 times a day! (think ham and cheese omelette, chicken caesar salad, then steak/fish and veggies) but usually just at lunch.
hilahat hilahat 8 years
I don't ever eat red meat. I usually have chicken maybe once or twice a week and I eat fish at least three times a week in the summer.
aoitenshi aoitenshi 8 years
I'm a carnivore too. I don't think I can live without meat at least three times a week.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I had a nurse tell me last week that he sees a LOT of vegan patients who haven't got enough b12 in their diets and end up going insane/developing dementia as a result... so I am convinced I need to keep eating meat. ;p He said there are alternatives to eating meat but they don't contain the right amounts of b12 or in ways your body can process it as well. I'll stick to eating meat. Especially since I had yummy spag bol last night... :p
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
I started back eating it because my children crave it, and they didn't take to the meatless alternatives. So maybe one chicken breast diced and put into a large stir-fry. They really just want to see that it has some meat. But every now and then I give into making Phillies! :D Red meat a couple times a year. Fish often and pork, Never.
mherzog mherzog 8 years
If you want to stop eating meat here is a good motivational video:
georgie2 georgie2 8 years
I eat meat most days, but sometimes only a small amount, like a few pieces that comes with the noodles in yesterday's lunch.
JanetG0307 JanetG0307 8 years
i never ever ever eat red meat, i hate the taste. but i probably eat chicken about once a week. i get my protein other ways.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
Haven't had red meat in a month. Not because I don't want to, that and it makes me ill at times, I just haven't eaten anything with red meat. I love hamburgers and have yet to hit up an IN N OUT in 3 months. wow. been eating gardenburgers, lol. I vary on poultry and fish, but generally its once a week. I love me my tuna :)
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 8 years
I've been a vegetarian for about 6 weeks now =]
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I said "other" because I go pretty much vegetarian in the summer-fall because there are so many vegetable options instead. I do enjoy meat in the wintertime in the form of a good chicken noodle soup or something a couple times a week. So when I'm eating meat, I'll eat it around 2-3 times a week max.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Once a day -- lean chicken breast. My other forms of protein are nuts and beans. Unfortunately, for me, the vegetarian diet was harmful. I used to be vegetarian. I became unhealthy, per my bloodwork. When I went back to my one serving of chicken once a day, my bloodwork results were "normal" again. The vegetarian diet is NOT for everyone.
simbaspaws simbaspaws 8 years
I eat absolutely no read meat. I hate it, it is so gross. I eat vegetarian at least 3 days a week and I do eat chicken, turkey and fish pretty regularly and I feel healthy.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
i don't have a goal to eat meat a certain amount of times. some weeks it's 0, some weeks it's 5.
laellavita laellavita 8 years
i've been a vegetarian for six years and it just never crosses my mind to go back to eating meat. i gave it up because i had health problems and now i've never felt better about my body and how i'm helping the environment.
chipjimi chipjimi 8 years
I eat some form of protein everyday. I eat red meat once a week but I mainly eat fish and chicken.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
We eat meat every day. We always have some sort of meat for dinner and sometimes we'll have sandwiches for lunch, like a turkey sub or something.
topthat topthat 8 years
I was a veg for 17 years and just started to eat meat again you can read about my veg recovery here.
Lua10 Lua10 8 years
I eat meat 2 to 4 times a week.
jkat jkat 8 years
We do try to buy organic, grass fed and locally grown as much as possible though.
jkat jkat 8 years
I eat meat pretty much twice a day with lunch and dinner. I get so hungry if I don't have the protein!
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I think we eat meat every night. Mostly chicken or beef mince.
jasmint jasmint 8 years
I gave up red meat 10 years ago, all meat 7 years ago, and dairy 2 years ago. I've never felt better :)
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