Yes, I know I said that I would do the gun control blog this time, but I got a little sidetracked here. Lately, my husband and I have been making our servings of meat into more of a side dish than the main part of the meal, and we have been integrating more rice, pastas and vegetables into our meals. We are both trying to look out for our health (my cholesterol went way too high due to a thyroid condition, so I have to control it by diet if I don't want to be on more meds than I already am), and lose a bit of weight (we'd both be happy with about 15 lbs gone, to bring me back to about 118lbs to 120lbs, and him to somwhere in the 160s). We're exercising a lot more too.
But it was hard when we first started cutting down on the meat. I thought to myself, "how can vegans and vegetarians do it? It's just so tasty!" And reflecting back upon it, I don't understand how anyone can't see that we are made to eat meat.
I'm not religious, so I go by an evolutionary standpoint on most things. Look at your teeth, first. Notice the sharper cutting edges on your front teeth, made for ripping into a chunk of meat? Your molars are the only teeth made for grinding. We have teeth like monkeys, pigs, etc. Sharp in front for meat, flatter in back for vegetables.
Now, take a "look" at your digestive system. Our bodies were "built" so to speak, to digest those proteins. The enzymes in our stomaches do a great job of it. If it didn't, then you'd be defecating bits of meat whole. Kind of like when you eat corn. :P We have evolved to this point because this was the best way for our bodies to make it so we could survive.
Now, if you want to look at this from a religious standpoint (mostly for you followers of the God of Abraham), why would God have made your body do these things if you weren't supposed to eat meat? Why would he have made cows? Seriously, cows serve no purpose except meat and milk products. All they do is create a huge stink (if you've ever lived on or near a farm - especially a dairy farm - then you know what I mean) and a lot of shit. They put off HUGE amounts of methane gas. What good are they actually doing?
So, while I don't eat as much meat as I used to, I find it ridiculous to fight my evolution created body. Bacon, here I come!!!