My goodness, I hope not! I have been a vegetarian (no red meat, poultry, or seafood), pescatarian (no red meat or poultry), non-red meat-eater, and full-on carnivore at various times throughout my life. Presently, I am contemplating eliminating poultry from my diet again. I haven’t eaten red meat in 16 years. In the first few years after making that choice (which was rather easy, as I’ve never been hog-wild over red meat, pun intended), I decided that I would kick poultry to the curb, as well. I found the lack of chicken in my diet to be the most difficult aspect. I had become very adept at concocting the most delectable chicken meals, at least in my humble opinion. This lasted all of 2 years, at which time I dove into all of the chicken and turkey I could find!
This time around, I feel the same way I felt over 15 years ago. The thought of consuming animal flesh is starting to gross me out – seriously. There is no judgement around these parts. To each his own. I believe this to the point that my children are introduced to everything edible so they can ultimately make their own diet choices, as I did so long ago.
Funny how the mind works. I have no issues with eating seafood. Most likely, this is because of the way that I can identify limbs from meat, while I am incapable of doing so with seafood.
Have you ever considered excluding anything from your diet? Why?