- Jun 25, 2007
I would basically like to give up a good portion of the meats that I am eating, but not all. I do believe that eating wild game and fish is ok, mainly because they live a healthy, natural life, and they are MUCH healthier for me. I won''t be getting hormones and steroids when I eat them. I mostly want to give up all beef, and pork as I do not agree with the way these animals are handled, and I don''t agree with hormone abuse. I basically want to give up most chicken as well, save the occasional chicken when I am out and there are no other options. My problem is my family eats meat as a basic staple, with beef in spaghetti and chili, ham in the green beans, and they eat a lot of chicken. My SO Has thought of me as wacky when I''ve eaten veggie alternatives, mainly because he just isn''t used to the idea of not eating meat. He doesn''t look down on me, just wonders why, and has even tried some of it himself (he likes the veggie burgers lol). My main reasons for doing this are a) my body doesn''t handle much meat well, it''s one of the things I have food allergies with along with white flours, and eating too much cheese. b) I don''t like how inhumane the treatment of domestic livestock has become c) I''m terrified of the hormones and pollutants going into my body. What should I do? I tend to avoid the options already that include beef and pork as it is. I''m not a big fan of just regular chicken, I like chicken wings at restaurants and really that''s as far as it goes. Any thoughts?