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Can I have COW with that CHICKEN?

Updated on May 23, 2011

More and more people are becoming ill, obese, sick, and plain unhealthy.

The average AMERICAN eats meat daily, and often times, with every meal.

Before you freak out and defend yourself, listen up!

TO MUCH MEAT WILL KILL YOU! Our human bodies are not designed to eat meat in the first place. What animal do you know, has to kill, then cook its prey before it can eat it? NONE!That alone should make you question things.

I have been back and forth with eating meat since I was 13. I always loved animals and hated eating them. I became a vegetarian when I was 16. I lost weight and felt wonderful! Until, once day, I ended up in the hospital. I had poor circulation, that could have killed me. NOT because I gave up meat, but because I wasn't eating healthy. I had a vitamin deficiency. I continued to not eat meat for a few years, then I got into a relationship, and bam! I was eating it again when I was 19. I went from 125lbs to 145lbs in no time. I had enough of feeling horrible and stopped eating it again. With in 4 months, I was down to 125lbs again. I simply stopped eating meat! After I turned 21, I began drinking. I fell into my cousin's trap and felt obligated to drink if I wanted to hang out with her. I once again, ended up in the hospital in April of that year. I had sever anxiety and found myself in and out of the hospital fearing for my life. I decided one night, that maybe, I do need to eat meat, so once again, I started. By April of that next year, I weighed 150lbs! I felt better, but not because of the meat, but because I started eating a little better and started seeing a new doctor, an ALL NATURAL one. So here I am, 157lbs, over weight, always tired, and feeling like crap. And once again, on the verge of giving up meat.

Now you may say, why don't you just work out and eat better without giving up meat?

I did that, and can't lose the weight. You see, I can't digest meat like most people. I store it as fat almost immediately. So I have decided to give it up for 10 days, while eating a balanced diet and see how I feel. If I feel better, I am not sure I will be eating it again. I decided to limit myself to once a week after this 10 day period. I will eat in once a week, twice if I crave it. This way, I won't be over loading my body, and if I DO, for some reason, need it, its there.

I have lost a great amount of weight when I gave of meat. This alone has shown me that I clearly don't need it. But in another sense, I do need to eat better. If I am not getting protein from animals, I have to get it else where. I love seeds and nuts so that has becomeĀ  my primary source of protein.

What people don't realize is that meat is not only packed with hormones and chemicals that can kill you, but it is so hard on our bodies to digest. We weren't made to eat meat as we are now which is one of the reason why their are so many health problems and so many people who are obese and over weight. Eating to much meat will cause your body so much stress that your bones and organs will begin to break down in an effort to simply digest what you just ate!

So here I am, once again, trying to lose weight and get healthy, accept this time, I'm getting healthy and staying there!


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    • Sean Evans profile image

      Sean Evans 6 years ago from GTA

      I personally love meat. How ever it's like all things in life its about balance. Maybe beef one day, then chicken, than salmon (yes fish is meat and yes they have feelings. Sorry!) However I always respect peoples decisions. How ever one thing I've noticed as I've trained dozens of people is many of them have said they have lost weight when they stopped eating meat. However meat was just the added calories. For example. Say a 5'4 female needs 1200 calories a day. Not exercising and eating meat with meals & she is eating 1400 calories. So that 200 calories a day would equate to eventually gaining 1 pound in 17.5 days. (~3500 calories to gain 1 pound) So almost 20 pounds a year. Not exact science but you get the idea.

      Now the person stops eating meat. They don't get that added 200 calories. So no weight gained over time. If how ever we remove the meat and include whole wheat pasta which adds 200 the same effect would happen. So what I'm saying is make sure the cause and solution are not influenced by other factors. Such as when you stop eating meat did you replace it with something else that is less fatty?

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 6 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Well. . . .I love animals too. I think Native Americans probably loved, respected, and understood animals more than the common American does now. . . but they generally ate lots of meat.

      I doubt I'll stop eating meat. I might eliminate both pork and red meat from my diet at some point though.

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      St.Jimmy1 6 years ago

      that would explain why im a stick figure now.........

    • ii3rittles profile image

      ii3rittles 6 years ago

      Honestly, St.Jimmy1, It's probably the hormones. The hormones they inject in animals before they distribute them for "consumption" make people fat, give your body ALL kinds of problems, among other things. These hormones are used to make animals FAT! Also, the antibiotics. They give farm animals antibiotics when they are not even sick! If you enjoy eating meat, try to go organic and see if there is a difference. Organic meat is from animals raised on real food, free of antibiotics and hormones.

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      St.Jimmy1 6 years ago

      i didnt eat any meat for a month and lost 17 lbs, so its either the meat or my bodys response to it that makes me fat

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      ii3rittles 7 years ago

      Thanks for your comment Christine! I am not sure if it is the hormones in meant or what, but any kind of meat makes me fat! When I was at my lowest weight, that I could remember, I wasn't eating meat and exercising daily. I was 118lbs which was perfect for me. I went from 125lbs to 162lbs in a year and that's bad! I lost 5lbs since last week which is great though! I'm hoping to get down another 4 by the end of this week.

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      ChristineLR 7 years ago from Worcester, MA USA

      This is interesting! For me, carbs make me fat and do not agree with me. Good luck to you. Staying away from meat is probably a good idea. :)

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      ii3rittles 7 years ago

      Fully agreed :)

      Anything can kill you if you eat/drink to much. Even water!

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      Apostle Jack 7 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      It also depends on how much meat you eat,and whether you do what is necessary to burn it off as you consume it.I think we should eat different foods everyday and sort of balance it out.Our body is made to process food and drink.If you drink a green will not come out green.When you eat meat it is process by the body before it comes out.Too much can cause a problem.Before the sin od adam and eve I think you are right,that no meat was necessary nor eaten.

      After the sins of Adam and Eve a lot of things change concerning food consumption,but not without an exit.God bless.

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      ii3rittles 7 years ago

      Thanks for your comment Jack. I know what you mean! I have seen people who have abs that eat nothing but meat. I, personally would get sick to my stomach. lol I can't eat meat, as you read, it makes me gain weight! Even organic meat! Few people can eat the hormone infested meat now a days and not gain any weight or health problems. I guess it all depends on the person like you said. I for one, find it hard to eat meat once I realize that it was once a living animal with eyes and a heart. I HIGHLY believe Adam and Eve were vegetarians. People started to eat meat (cows, chicken, sheep) after the flood because they could not grow plantation. Is it ok by God that we eat them? I'm sure he's not thrilled but wont condemn us over it. I think its wise for people to only eat meat 3-4 times a week though. So many animals are getting killed just for McDonald's alone!

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      Apostle Jack 7 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      Too much of anything will kill you.I have been eating meat all my life,and still do.It did not and do not affect my health.It depends on your body system.Everyone cannot eat the same things.Some people cannot eat rice,or veggies,but live well on meat,and vice-versa.

      I believe in the Bible whereas it says in:

      1Cor 8 v 8...neither if we eat are we the better,neither if we eat not are we the worse.

      1Tim 4 v 1-5 for every creature of God is good and nothing to be refused if it be received with thanksgiving and prayer.

      The old covenant and the new covenant speak different about meats.The new covenant is what I go by.


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