Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Why lessen the meat?

I've been having an off-blog conversation with a group about my efforts. One of the questions that came up was about the timing with veggie by day. Specifically:

Isn't it better to eat meat during the day when your body can work it off, instead of at night only? Or is it a mental thing for you too?

Valid question. Here's my answer:

I don't think giving up meat will necessarily lead one to be more healthy. I think it is more of what and how you eat that makes more of a difference. Cutting out high fat and sugary foods and replacing them with more natural and filling foods is the key. At least that is what has worked for me.

This exercise, for me, is a bit of a mental thing. I want to see if I can do it for a sustained period of time. I'm not totally giving up meat, but I am paying attention to how I am eating meat.

2 comments:

Tiffany said...

Ernise,

I miss you as my office mate and here is another reason why. If we were still together, we would be having these discussions daily. I didn't know about your efforts until I saw the link for this blog at the bottom of the email that you sent to me. Ironically, I have eliminated red meat and pork from my diet in efforts of getting healthier. I will keep up with your blog and I strive for that healthier life. You have always been a good influence on my eating habits, among other things! :-)

Love,

Tiff

ernise said...

Yay Tiffany! Good to hear from you on here. You know we would have talked about this had we been in the same office. I can't believe I didn't send you the info about the blog. Glad I placed in my sig, I'll e-mail you the article that got me on this track. You may find it useful.