When given the option, I used order my meat as medium-rare as possible. I was a regular consumer of carne asada burritos at the local taco stand in my neighborhood. One of my favorite restaurants of all time was a Brazilian BBQ place that served hearty slabs of meat by the skewer.
But that day has come – I’ve decided to omit red meat from my diet.
Steve and I try our best to live healthy lives, and recently decided that our diets can do without red meat. Red meat is generally higher in saturated fat, and is a contributor to negative health issues such as high cholesterol, heart disease and colon cancer.
We also want to be as environmentally responsible as we can. Yes, we are some of those people. The people that believe in things like sustainable living, reducing carbon emissions, and doing what is in our power to care for our environment.
So as much as possible, we have been sticking to poultry, fish, and other alternative proteins. We’re a few months into our “no red meat” diet, and so far, it has been surprisingly easy.
If I stop to think about it, sometimes I miss red meat. But the benefits are so valuable, I think this change will be worth the sacrifice.