posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 09:30 AM
I probably do eat too much meat. On average I eat about 1 lb. of marbled steak, 2-3 lbs of other forms of beef, about a small chicken's worth of
chicken, and about a half pound of deli turkey every week. My vegetable intake is but a couple potatoes, an onion, and 1/2 of a tomato. For grains I
eat a box of pasta and some white sandwich bread. I also have a few oranges as snacks. I drink only water and glass of milk every now and then.
That's about my entire diet. I admit its pretty large and meaty. Although, notice that I do not eat any swine. This is not because I'm religious or
even because I don't like the taste. I guess its because of the same reason you vegetarians don't eat any meat. I find it disgusting.
Anyways, I also smoke a pack of cigarettes every 2 days, and I haven't had any illnesses in about 5 years, don't have cancer, and risking giving
even more unnecessary information I have regular and full bowel movements. Now, I'd be fooling myself if I said this is indicative of the future or
because of the way I eat, but I am rather healthy at the moment. What I find alarming though is how addicted I am to eating meat. For instance, If I
go a day or two without eating any animal protein I have cravings and, almost, withdraw like symptoms similar to the intensity I would get if I went
without cigarettes for the same amount of time.
This study, however, just shows basic statistics that show some correlation. Its not a checkmate by a long shot, and I believe there have been more
just like it. If unprocessed red meat greatly increases the risk for certain diseases and what have you, what is the reason? If someone has a valid
explanation please share. My theory as to why their may be a correlation of meat to health problems is the quality of the meat, the hormones and other
crap they put in the meat, and the basic living conditions of the animals.