Only eat meat it is the most healthy option, you will lose the weight by cutting carbs. No, don't eat meat at all it is cruel and unhealthy. Whatever happened to the balanced diet?
Fast-forward to today, and I am as confused as can be. Disclaimer, I am not a dietician nor do I know anything about diets and have developed my bad habits over the years. I do however notice the cultural shift around me and the writing of this article is a way to make sense of the noise. I switch on Netflix and get messages of people miraculously being cured by only eating protein and fat, and others changing to a Vegan diet.
Paleo, Keto and our carnivore friends
The Vegan, Vegetarian movement
The usual response by non-vegetarian/non-vegans are do you get in enough iron, vitamins and proteins — an issue which of course get some of the media channels buzzing. How can I have a conservation motive and spend my time on this site advocating conservation and still eat meat? To me, there are some disadvantages to following a vegan diet if you are a game meat consumer in that if the consumption of game meat falls away the farms housing the game will become obsolete and be replaced by monoculture, killing off whole ecosystems. I am not a fan of beef feedlots as you can see. I do however understand the moral argument for not killing another being for food that Vegans have and meditate on it all the time. The answer still escapes me.
So what are we to do?
I also support my son and his meatless Wednesdays by reducing my meat intake. I fondly remember my dad always told us never to eat meat twice a day. Cutting down on meat to him was done for health reasons rather than ethical reasons, still, an excellent way to focus my mind on reducing my meat intake, which I am failing at more days than not. I increase my consumption of vegetables when I can. I watch my carb intake but do enjoy some potatoes, rice, and pap when I can. What that makes me I don't know, Venison eating, meat reducing, carb reducing, meatless Wednesday flexitarian?