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How Often Do You Eat Red Meat, Fish and Poultry?

I have been trying to eat lower on the food chain. The problem is though, my husband is a committed carnivore, but since I do most of the meal planning we have been eating a lot more beans and tofu. I am wondering about you. So tell me . . .


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moonlite moonlite 9 years
I'm vegan so no meat (among other things) at all.
oatmeal_bliss oatmeal_bliss 9 years
Whoo hoo... you go vegetarians! That's awesome that there are so many non-meat eaters here :)
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
Oh my GOD! I am so surprised and happy that so many Sugars are vegetarians!!!
pixelsugar pixelsugar 9 years
I'm a meat eater for sure. I've never liked fish/seafood, and a lot of my friends who do say it's because I've never had it prepared correctly. Maybe that's the case, but the smell of seafood grosses me out.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I usually have meat 2-3 times per week and it's usually chicken.
catander catander 9 years
I'm sure there are reasons to give up meat, but my body completely revolts against me when I do. I feel listless and ill all the time. As a result, I have to suck it up and spend a lot more on completely organic meats and wild caught fish. I also only drink organic milk and eat organic cheese. Expensive, but worth it. I also used to eat a lot of soy protein, but am a bit weary now because of all the new research.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Lately, I've been on a big soup kick and I haven't been eating much meat at all. I'll have vegetable soup or chicken soup with a little bit of meat in it, but I don't usually eat a whole portion of meat or anything. Kinda weird, I know. I prefer to get my protein from eggs and nuts.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
I eat one serving (3 oz) of chicken or fish once a day. My other sources of protein are beans and nuts. I have to eat at least one serving of meat a day to be healthy (per medical lab tests). I almost never eat red meat. Maybe once a year at the most. To compensate for this, I take an iron supplement.
emalove emalove 9 years
I eat salmon or another type of seafood once or twice a week. I also have turkey sandwiches for lunch a few times a week. Other than that, I don't eat meat much at all. I hardly EVER eat red meat. I can't even remember the last time I did.
limelindsey limelindsey 9 years
I tend to eat more chicken and turkey than anything else. I do eat red meat on occasion, but not often (usually only if someone else is cooking it!). Most of the time I eat vegetarian with some meat sprinkled in here and there. Speaking of that, does anyone else remember that Outback Steakhouse commercial where the guy says he's a vegetarian...except he eats chicken, beef and pork? Then he says he's "semi-veg." I guess that's what you'd call me!
JovianSkies JovianSkies 9 years
I'm a meat lover, definitely. I don't eat meat with every meal, but if it didn't have those oh so lovely calories and fat, I most likely would. :-D
ylatan ylatan 9 years
dang. CUT out dairy. not cute it out, lol. :)
ylatan ylatan 9 years
I'm veg, too. It is hard to give up cheese, I agree. Soy cheese sucks. You have to go without any cheese for a long time and then it tastes ok. I have been a vegetarian since I was ten, and had to cute out dairy for a couple years while my kids were nursing. I am thinking after this baby is born I am going to try to stick with no dairy at all. I started feeling crummy when I started eating it again last time!
SillyGirl SillyGirl 9 years
Eat vegan about 80% of the time. Will have cheese once a week, and I dont get upset if a restaurant puts milk/cheese on something with out me realizing. But usually I avoid it or eat soy versions. I have fish out at restaurants maybe 1-2 per month. I never eat poultry or red meat.
SmallTownFab SmallTownFab 9 years
I only eat fish. My body actually doesn't digest just comes right back up. It's been that way my whole life. (I'm a freak, I know ;) My husband on the other hand is a born and raised farmer, so we have a lot of red meat in the house. He likely eats it about 3-4 times a week. I am slowly getting him into more fish and chicken though.
kgtg1 kgtg1 9 years
There are hundreds of reasons to give up meat, but I don't want to start a whole debate. For those of you trying to give up cheese: store bought soy cheese is disgusting. Don't even bother with it, unless you can find Sheese in your area. Go to Amazon and buy The Uncheese Cookbook by Joanne Stepaniak. It was REALLY hard for me to give up cheese, but that book helped.
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
why would you want to give up meat? just cook it leaner, grill it with no added fat or wrap it in some foil and steam it. simple, delicious and most of all... HEALTHY. bring on the meaty protein! :D
JessBear JessBear 9 years
I've been a vegetarian since I was 10. My boyfriend's pretty good about it- he's content to eat veggies at home, although he ALWAYS orders meat when we're out. Last week, though, I convinced him to give up chicken. Shockingly, he's doing pretty good!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I eat fish seafood, chicken most of the week, red meat once a week. The only Pork we eat is ham sandwiches, my hubby isnt fond of pork.
meggers meggers 9 years
Please excuse the poor punctuation in my last post! Haha. Where is the "edit" button? lol.
meggers meggers 9 years
I've been vegetarian for years, I went vegan a few months ago. Now I'm going raw--no meat for me!
xlove33 xlove33 9 years
Where's the once a day option? I used to eat no meat (not even poultry or fish). Then a boyfriend who was also my workout partner convinced me to try eating at least chicken. I immediately got stronger and could lift more weight, so i was convinced. Then years later when i stopped taking birth control I didn't get my period for almost a year. An eastern medicine dr told me I should be eating red meat at least a couple times a week. So i did (but it was hard, mentally, at first) But i got healthier... again i was convinced. It is very hard to be healthy and balanced without meat... at least for people like me.
chatnoir chatnoir 9 years
I'm trying to get off cheese too. I can't find soy cheese!
Tamma1387 Tamma1387 9 years
every day. I am the committed carnivore. we usually eat chicken for dinner and lunch, but there's nothing like my boyfriend's cheeseburgers, the man is a genius when it comes to pattin patties!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Luch, I usually have no meat. Dinner, I usually always have meat. So about 6-7 times/week I eat meat with my meal. Mmmmm red bloody streaks :P
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