Are we what we eat?

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?

Nita

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2 thoughts on “Are we what we eat?

  1. Reblogged this on Hur Jurnee and commented:

    Update: one week in, and it has been tough! Willpower hasn’t been very strong, but He who lives within me is much stronger than all of the temptation that I have given in to. I have been drinking a lot more water, and I have cut back on carbs, but not but much. I’m down but not out!

  2. *sigh* I have struggled with this immensely while breastfeeding for the last 13 months! I even blogged about it because it bothers me so: http://atlantamomofthree.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/i-wanna-be-a-breastfeeding-vegetarian/ I eat no red meat either and I’d LOVE to do away with poultry (and I just don’t care for seafood, but I totally get what you mean about the lack of limbs). Ugh…someday again. For now I am continuing with poultry until I wean my little one. 🙂

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