I’m not saying that meat is bad for you, or that you need to survive on a diet of lettuce leaves but for the sake of your health try cutting down your consumption. A 2009 study examined the relationship of early death with the consumption of red meat, processed meat and poultry. It showed that individuals that ate red meat (daily) not only ate fewer vegetables and fruits, but (men only) consumed more alcohol. The research concluded that daily consumption of red meat and processed meats (20g a day) directly correlated to an increase risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease and digestive tract diseases. Eating poultry was not directly linked to all causes.
So I hear you ask, what the hell do you eat if there’s no meat?! And where will I get my protein from? Well let me get you started with this simple daily plan with easy 2 minute meals. Remember we are not going Vegan here, so you can consume fish, dairy and eggs.
Option 1: Porridge topped with slivered almonds, dusting of cinnamon and topped drizzled with honey or maple syrup.
Option 2: Poached egg with ½ Avocado
Option 1: Canned tuna or salmon (in spring water) mixed with egg mayonnaise, onion and celery. Spoon into lettuce leaves.
Option 2: A BIG salad full of veges (aim for seeing a sea of colours – red, yellow, orange, green) and top with walnuts (and/or sliced boiled egg) and flaxseed dressing.