Confessions of a Part-Time Vegetarian

In Uncategorized on September 17, 2009 at 2:25 am

I have been not eating meat for over two years now, give or take two months off each year. When I decided to eat meat less for environmental reasons, I knew that I wasn’t strong enough to give it up for good. So I give myself “meat-eating months”: June (birthday month!) and November (Thanksgiving—Tofurky still doesn’t do it for me).

I know that this means I can hardly call myself a vegetarian, especially because I still eat fish during the rest of the year. But it’s a system that helps me feel better, and that I can help the planet and still look forward to a BLT. (Because when you haven’t had one for six months, I can’t even describe how good it is).

My philosophy is that we should all do what we can, that cutting out meat is both good for you and the environment but everyone needs to find their own balance, and this is what works for me right now.

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