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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:47 AM
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How Often Do You Eat Beef?
Edited on Thu Jul-26-07 10:57 AM by lionesspriyanka
The argument has been made that beef eating is not environmentally sustainable. I think doing anything excessively is what is not sustainable. However, I wanted to know how frequently do non-vegetarians eat beef?

I eat beef once ever 2 weeks in the summer and once a week in winter.


So how often do beef eaters eat beef?


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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:49 AM
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1. Once or twice a month
But I have heart disease. I seem to feel better when I eat it than not. I especially crave it during or just after my period.

Mostly I stick to chicken, pork, or fish.
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:50 AM
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2. 1-2 times a week. nt.
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JANdad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:51 AM
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3. Several times a week...
$1.99 per pound on sale (ground)...livin' on a tight budget ya know...
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:53 AM
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4. About twice a week.
We eat beef, poultry, pork, and fish, and we also do meatless meals.

However, we eat beef more than twice a week if I've made a roast beef dinner. I can usually get 3-4 meals out of that.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:56 AM
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8. yeah once a make a big beef thing, it does last a while.
but those are rare exceptions
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:53 AM
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5. Several times a week, at least.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:00 AM
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you are such a failure as an indian. the only person worse at it, is me.
:P
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:40 AM
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25. No kidding.
:P
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:53 PM
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45. You should have seen a friend of mine from Pakistan
We both were majoring in the same multiple subjects, so out of 5 classes, 3 of them were together, and because our daily schedule we always hung out during lunchtime. When ramadan came, he kept insisting that we go to McDonalds each day so he could eat 2 fish sandwiches for lunch. His family was wondering why he kept putting on weight and wasn't very hungry at the evening meal.
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:55 AM
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6. Oh sure
You had to stick "non-vegetarians" in there. Now I can't be a smart ass.

;)
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cobalt1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:56 AM
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7. Probably 2-3 times per week.
Of course if I make a huge amount of spaghetti or lasagna, that may be served for days.
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:00 AM
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9. Whenever I feel like it--I don't keep track.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:01 AM
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10. you must have some idea.
:P
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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:06 AM
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18. Nope--no one's ever accused me of having an idea!
Edited on Thu Jul-26-07 11:16 AM by pagerbear
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:03 AM
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11. Once or twice a month these days
I also only eat the beef I get from a local farm that practices organic and sustainable farming.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:04 AM
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14. i try to get organic beef to. most of the restaurants we go to, serve organic as well.
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:16 AM
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22. How to deal with eating out has been my latest self-challenge
I no longer order beef when I go out unless I know the restaurant uses organically raised meat. It's a challenge because I love the local bbq place and they don't use organically raised meat...I figure I will have to break my rule a couple times a year anyway. :shrug:
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mwdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:05 AM
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15. I try to stay organic, too.
I eat beef once or twice a week. I love it, can't help it.
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:03 AM
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12. Twice a week, certainly.
I love it.
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:03 AM
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13. the only beef I eat regularly is ground beef
maybe once a week. A steak is a rare luxury.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:06 AM
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16. varies
Sometimes I can eat it on 3 consecutive days, sometimes I can go without it for 3 consecutive days.

Probably averages out to every other day.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:06 AM
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17. At least once a week ...
more if I could afford it.
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TheProphetess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:08 AM
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19. 2-3 times per week
We also eat lots of chicken and fish, plus some pork and lamb. We eat tons of vegetables and fruits from local farmers and we've been buying more and more of our meat from local farmers as well. We now belong to a cow-share so our milk and eggs come straight from the farm to our kitchen (from grass-fed cows and free range chickens).

I think the issue of environmental sustainability needs to be about eating locally versus eating meat and produce that is shipped 1500 miles away from your table. Right now, eating locally is easy for us, as we live in farm country and there are lots of organic meat and produce co-ops around here. I realize that it's harder for others to do that but eating as locally as possible is key.
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:09 AM
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20. 4 or 5 times per week.
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:10 AM
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21. once or twice a week
we have swithced to eating more chicken and fish in place of the amount of beef we used to eat. Mostly ground beef when we do.

I try to do some rib-eyes on the grill once or twice a month though... :D
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:17 AM
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23. once a month at this point
trying to drop it completely. already dropped pork.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:33 AM
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24. 2 -4 times a month
Note to red meat lovers: Try emu. Really good, lower cost to environment per pound.

Emu burgers are the best burgers!
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 12:09 PM
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26. At least once a week...
Sometimes once every week and a half. I tend to spread my dead animal flesh consumption pretty evenly across the majors: Pork, beef, chicken, fish, but lately I've been leaning a little more heavily toward the chicken.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:36 PM
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27. Several times a week
I am a threat to the environment.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:37 PM
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28. are you planning on having kids?
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:40 PM
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29. Nope
I don't want any kids
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:46 PM
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30. well that makes you less than disastrous.
:P :loveya:
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Dervill Crow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:51 PM
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31. Speaking for the nonvegetarians in my family . . .
My sons and husband eat beef 4-5 times a week.

One daughter never eats it, the other eats it perhaps twice a month.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:51 PM
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32. Whenever I can.
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MysticalChicken Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 01:53 PM
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33. Not very often...
...but I had some last night if Steak-umms count.

I'm more of a poultry person.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 03:54 PM
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34. Delete.
Edited on Thu Jul-26-07 04:11 PM by billyskank
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 04:01 PM
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35. About 50% poultry, 25% beef, 25% veggie.
Been eating a lot of hummus for lunch lately. :9
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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 04:06 PM
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36. Not as much as I used to
Looking back, it hasn't been very often recently - once every two weeks seems to be my going rate. Once in a while, I'll go on a burger bender and have it every day for two or three days, then back to a couple of times a month.
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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 04:27 PM
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37. We're getting bullish on buffalo of late.
Very lean, very tasty. Plus from our farmer's market, organic, no drugs/hormones.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 04:29 PM
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38. once a wwek
sometimes two in the summer, grilling
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 04:35 PM
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39. twice a week, or so
Local, grass-fed and humanely raised/killed beef
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 05:06 PM
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40. About 10-12 times a month
We also eat lots of chicken, occasionally pork, and (rarely) fish.
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Mr. McD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 05:57 PM
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41. 4 or 5 times a week
It is farm raised and grass fed. I buy it by the half.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 05:59 PM
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42. Every other week or so.
Chicken is much more frequent... once or twice a week.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:26 PM
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43. DU POSTERS...have TURNED ME OFF AGAINST BEEF! I can't eat it unless
I'm desperate for some blood....and then...I know I'm going to get MAD COW!

Seriosly...I'm scared to death of eating beef with what I've read about it since I've been here. I limit it...but the CHICKEN is GETTIN BORING...no matter how many ways I can cook it...so once in awhile I seek out Whole Foods for source....but I don't trust them. Their meat is TOO RED in COLOR! You'd have to have been around like me to know that real good, tender beef isn't bright red and dripping with blood....ugh....
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 07:33 PM
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44. 2-4 Times Per Month, Give Or Take
Sometimes I'll go several weeks w/out beef, then have it 2 days in a row. No real pattern.
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 08:00 PM
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46. About once a month. And it's small portions too.
A little beef goes a long way.
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ChoralScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 08:38 PM
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47. Way too much lately.
Not agreeing with me.
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 08:39 PM
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48. either beef or chicken almost every day
sometimes fish.
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bluethruandthru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 09:43 PM
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49. Never
I haven't eaten beef, pork or any "red meat" for nearly 30 years. I do eat poultry and fish.
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:48 PM
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52. actually
now that I think of it, I don't eat it either. For years I've had yummy veggie burgers instead of the regular ones my husband gets and when I make tacos I have corn and beans while he has ground beef. I can't remember having it. I haven't missed it, I never liked the way it felt anyway.

I've cut down on pork a lot but I use it for pasta sauce about every other week. It's complicated to make a big sauce in two parts, one for the meat eater and one for me.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 09:48 PM
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50. "I think doing anything excessively is what is not sustainable"
Let us all know how that works for you.

Lots of hybrid vehicles out there, with consideration that the argument has been made that driving a hybrid is more environmentally sustainable than the...other option.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:06 PM
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51. its going very well for me. thanks for asking.
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:31 PM
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58. I agree with you
It's one of the principles I try to live by: everything in moderation. It feels right to me, dare I say, on a spiritual level (coming from an atheistic pagan). Nothing feels more spiritually/emotionally out of balance to me than self-righteousness, no matter what good it professes to be in the name of.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 07:58 AM
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63. people have been eating meat for centuries, its only unsustainable now, because of the amounts
in which we eat.

in meat eating parts of india, no one has red meat more than once a week, and even less in the summer.

meat is sustainable, excessive indulgence of anything (including bottled water) isnt.
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Seashell Eyes Donating Member (498 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:51 PM
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53. 2 to 3 times per week. It varies.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:53 PM
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54. beef: 2-4/wk, chicken: 2-4/week, pork: 2-4/week, no meat: yah, right....
... He says, polishing off his first loaded pizza, moving on to the next.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 10:59 PM
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55. Once or twice a month
Love it, but I am balancing my soy protein intake with that of meat protein. I eat more poultry than any other kind of meat, however.
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:21 PM
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56. very, very rarely
i can't afford it
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Der Blaue Engel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-26-07 11:25 PM
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57. Once every couple of months
I prefer fish or chicken, but every once in a while I get a hankering for a steak. It used to be just once a year, for prime rib on my birthday, but this past year I've had it a few times.
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Throd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 12:57 AM
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59. 3 times a week.
I love to barbecue. I roast some form of animal flesh about every other day, Usually beef or chicken. Every now and then I'll do shrimp, squid, salmon or scallops.

Oh yeah, and tripe. To barbecue tripe properly is an art. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...triiiiiiiiiipe.......
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 12:57 AM
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60. not nearly enough
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:42 AM
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61. 2-3 times a week
We usually try to eat fish 2 times a week and Bison (which I love) the other days. We're in the middle of cattle country up here so the prices are pretty good for both beef and bison..
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 01:43 AM
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62. How much beef can a beef eater eat if a beef eater could eat beef....
... A beef eater would eat as much beef as a beef eater could eat if a beef eater could eat beef.

Ta-da!
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MiserableFailure Donating Member (363 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 09:01 AM
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64. I eat beef or chicken probably 6 nights a week
Edited on Fri Jul-27-07 09:04 AM by MiserableFailure
My blood pressure is 107 over 67, and my total cholesterol is 158. My bad cholesterol is way below average. I'm 175 pounds at 6'2". I watch what I eat religiously and I try to work out 2-3 times per week. I'm also 41, so no fast metabolism here.

contrary to popular belief, and i quote, "blood pressure is a continuum with decreasing pathology associated with lower levels to well within the current "optimum" range". that means that it's better to have a systolic of 110 than 120. all systolic pressures below 120 are not equal.
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 09:09 AM
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65. About once a week at most.
If even that.

I tend to eat chicken most days. I don't know if that's any better for the environment, though. :shrug:
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 10:03 AM
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66. I stopped eating it when I was a teen and saw a truckload of cattle go by
Thinking about what awaited the gentle beings looking out through the slats of the truck with their big brown eyes made me vow never to eat cow -- or pig -- again.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 10:48 AM
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67. Haven't for at least 7 years. Mad Cow bums me out.
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