A Different Philosophy

August 1st, 2009 by Richard Chudy

I don’t want to send the wrong message to everyone. I feel like I have some obligation to defend my food choices and my eating habits, however contradictory it may seem. Yes, I eat cheeseburgers, generally no more than one per week. Other than that, maybe I have a small taste or two of a meat product that I’ve cooked for one of my clients in a given week. But that’s it. I’m by no stretch a vegetarian, it’s just a lifestyle that I’ve learn to live with at home, and I’ve never felt healthier because of it. Cheeseburgers aside, do I think it’s wrong to eat as much meat as people do? Not really, I hate when people preach too much, but I do think, as a whole, we can all eat less red meat and poultry. Generally, it’s not all that great for us and I think we should have a responsibility to change our eating habits. What’s wrong with say, vegetables for dinner? Maybe I’ve been reading too much Mark Bittman and Michael Pollen lately, but they are on to something. I’m not re-inventing the wheel here, and I don’t think I’m a food snob (although most of my friends would probably disagree). Eating one or two less portions of meat per week is a big change, not only for the environment but for your general health as well. I must be sounding like a huge hypocrite, this being a blog about burgers and all, but isn’t it time we all changed our eating habits?

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