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Wakingupnow Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 12:55 PM
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58. 18 years without meat. doin fine.
back in the 1900s i was a serious meat eater. could rarely eat less than 8 oz beef or 1/2 a chicken at a sitting! and loved it. as i started to be aware that the animals i was eating had miserable lives--and even more miserable deaths--it became possible for me to cut back on meat consumption. meat-free days are not only possible, they are enjoyable and healthier. it's now getting closer to 20 years. my late mother used to ask me what i ate if i didn't eat meat. the answer was "everything except meat!" and i am living proof that it is possible to be vegetarian and be overweight.

have to agree with poster about boca burgers. boca crumbles are just like ground beef. sauteed with some garlic powder and chili powder --to taste-- makes perfect tacos, nachos, chili,etc. there are meat substitutes that are quite credible. tofurky slices (smoked turkey, peppered tofurkey) along with yves brand canadian bacon make great sandwiches. tofurkey's italian sausages are great in calzones and on pizza. morningstar farms sausage links are great and have a fraction of the fat in pork sausage. i make killer veggie "meat-lover's " pizza with yves' brand pepperoni, tofurky italian sausage (sauteed until brown and crumbled), yves' canadian bacon (so close to ham) + sauce, green peppers, onions sauce and cheese. can fool even the most-discriminating teen.. NOT a lo-cal diet food, but healthier and is cheered by cows, chickens, and pigs galore!

still have 1-2 fish/seafood meals a week. recent food history analysis shows around 1% of our diet involves animal flesh (not counting organic eggs and some organic whole milk--on cereal or in coffee/tea.)

try one day without meat. not only will you not starve, but it could be fun. and you might even live longer
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