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Pro-Meat AND Anti-Meat? How does that work?

I have been accused of being a hypocrite.  Imagine that.  Primarily these accusations are around my support of nose-to-tail eating, and eating game meats vs. my anti-meat stance while a person is trying to lose weight. 

(Also my pro-macrobiotic, pro-offal position is quite an anomaly.  Its different because it proposes to be less dogmatic, and more pragmatic about food and the world we live in.) 

Back on to the topic of meat.  Well firstly, one must understand that life is different for those who are suffering because they are really overweight or have a preventable disease, and those who are at a normal weight. 

When you are overweight, and trying to lose, your eating strategy obviously has to be different.  You need to cut out virtually ALL saturated fat from your diet.  This includes red meat and of course, poultry, and full-fat diary. 

Eating fish for the duration of your diet will make things a lot easier. 

For some people this is really hard, so if you really have to have a steak, make it clean, lean, organic, small in portion and have it for LUNCH, once a month while you are dieting. 

I would also recommend trying lean organic game meats, lamb or offal instead of the usual steak.  PLEASE skip the potatoes when you eat meat, instead have a green salad, or a tomato and onion salad, for example.

If you are not concerned with your weight or are at your goal weight and in great health – please eat red meat.  Not every day –  once or twice a week only. Ensure its clean, lean and organic also.  Also please vary your intake of red meat.  Try different cuts, try lamb, try game meats, and offal. 

Remember the proteins in red meat are unique, but the more red meat you eat, the more burden you put on your system overall. 

I am not a big poultry person anymore, I can feel how heavy it is straight away after eating it.  (I would rather eat ox heart than chicken.)  So if you think chicken is a lighter, leaner meat, in most cases it is not.  Hence I recommend eating poultry only once a week.

I highly recommend Anissa Helou’s The Fifth Quarter, or Nose to Tail Eating by Fergus Henderson.  These books have great recipes for eating nose-to-tail, and tell us how to avoid waste and honor the animal.

Love to you all!
La Libertini

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  1. July 20, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    This brings me to an idea:…

  2. July 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Tja, das Leben kann so scheisse sein, mann muss sich nur muhe geben.

  3. July 22, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Sometimes it’s really that simple, isn’t it? I feel a little stupid for not thinking of this by myself.

  4. July 22, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    This is the biggest bullshit I have ever read.

  1. July 9, 2010 at 2:11 pm

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