Monday, September 29, 2008

Steak And Cake no More

Today is a sad sad day. Today is the day that i have to cut both Meat AND sugar from my diet. For my chronic disease prevention class he's having us go on a vegetarian + no sugar diet for 4 weeks to see how it affects things like our blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, ect. I am a meat and sugar kind of girl so this is going to be rough. At least i don't have to turn vegan, i don't think i could do it. Today was my first day and all i had to eat was a yogurt, a PB&J (with sugarless jam) and squash raviolis. That's like half of my normal daily intake of food. So over the next 4 weeks i am going to wither away to nothing and end up being really healthy i guess in the process. Since I'm doing the whole vegetarian thing i decided to research it a bit and here are some interesting facts i found that might just want to make you turn vegetarian yourself:

Being a vegetarian would alleviate human starvation and in return there would be an increase in growth of wild animals without additonal sufferings on humans or any other animals.

More than 7 billion animals die yearly for human consumption.

In the egg industry, male chicks are considered useless so are often thrown into a grinding machine- ALIVE!

For each quarter-pound fast food hamburger sold that came from cattle raised on former rainforest land, 55 square feet of rainforest was destroyed.

And my personal favorite...

Animals are able to feel pain just as we can!


3 comments:

charlotte said...

Maybe you should join PETA. Go the whole nine yards, Brooke.

heather said...

Brooke, what are you going to eat?? Poor girl, I don't think I could do it. At least your grocery bill will be small this month!

Andino said...

Brooke I'm sad for you. I tried to be a vegetarian too once long long ago. (I lasted a day)