The last piece of meat. Chicken at Kittichai in NYC. Adios!
Traveling for work last week, I finished my magazine (I love you Vanity Fair) with a few legs of the trip still to go. Stopped in the little airport book/magazine shop to browse. I came across Skinny Bitch and flipped through... and became quickly entertained. Here's a book about becoming healthy (despite the title its not really meant to be a 'diet' book) but the information seemed to be given in a very entertaining, tough love way. Chapters such as 'Don't Be a Pussy', 'Pooping' and 'The Dead, Rotting Decomposing Flesh Diet'... I was sold.
Honestly I was expecting a light read, something to motivate me to hit the gym or stop eating candy like I'm that blue chic on Willy Wonka. Instead, I got a whole new perspective and I'm kind of pumped about it.
For the last 17 years or so, the only meat I have eaten is chicken and turkey. Never been a big fan of pork or beef. The book begins talking about a vegetarian diet and as I'm reading through information on cows and pigs I'm thinking 'yeah me for not eating those things, thats awful' ... and then comes the line "We constantly hear the snobby declaration, 'I don't eat any red meat. I just eat chicken."
Although I was next to a stranger tucked in my little window seat at this point, I'm pretty sure my face turned red. They were talking to me.
Long story short, I've decided to become a vegetarian. For my health, for the environment and for the animals. It's a personal choice, I realize its not for everyone and I'm not trying to push it.
But its been a week and so far I'm loving it.
The book actually advocates a vegan diet, which I'm intrigued by and would like to go more that way...but I'm not ready to give up my cheese. Baby steps.
Have any of you read the book? If its something you're interested in, I'd highly recommend it. Its definitely a great motivational book - but also has a lot of solid information. If you want more information feel free to email me!
Any vegetarians out there with advice?