As stated in my bio, I went veg. I took this step just over two years ago for various reasons. I found the transition to give up meat very easy, the later decision to give up milk/egg (as best as I could and within reason for my lifestyle), was much harder. “Winging it” on WeightWatchers.com® helped me a lot, as meat and cheese were typically “high point” and fruits and vegetables were much lower. So during my time being really strict with my WW Points I naturally was not taking in much meat. A few ounces a day, and some days none at all.
What is strange though is what started my interest in giving up something that I, at the time, thought was so dear to me. I mean, I could cook a mean steak! Actually I still can, for my omnivorous friends that is. But I never even thought about giving up that juicy steak, perfectly seasoned chicken (using a nice rub Rob handed down to me years back), brats simmered in kraut, or the myriad of sushi rolls I would partake in.
What started my interest in cutting back/cutting out animal products was one thing: The Meatrix.
The Meatrix simply, and with a bit of humor thrown in with its cartoon presentation, educated me about the facts behind what it takes to make animal products available for 300 million+ people in the United States alone. Because of the way these facts are presented I decided to give going veg a try and to learn more about animal product consumption. In my post-Meatrix life I continued my education from various sources (both from vegetarians and omnivores) to learn the pros and cons of animal product consumption and was able to make a lifestyle change which has truly helped me for the better. Strange that it all started from a spoof cartoon though.
So here I am, two years later and I have never looked back and thought: “Why oh why didn’t I take the blue pill?”
Now, what about you? Ready to take the red pill and travel further down the rabbit hole?