Lifestyle gurus and minimalist bloggers are not dietitians, so I think you’d be correct to meet their dietary pointers with skepticism. Moreover, there’s little worse than being cornered by a tedious vegan at a party, extolling the virtues of nuts and seeds.
For these reasons, I don’t tend to promote my dietary choices, especially through this blog.
But here’s an interesting thing for your consideration: weekday vegetarianism.
Would the world not be a better place if everyone ate meat just once or twice a week while maintaining a vegetarian diet the rest of the time?
– Omnivores wouldn’t have to give up on meat but would enjoy much of the health and financial benefits enjoyed currently by vegetarians.
– Vegetarians subscribing to this omnivorous system would be able to eat meat or fish once a week, thus enjoying the health that they sometimes (unnecessarily) forsake.
– Fewer animals would be sacrificed to our stomachs, which would be a huge ecological boon even if you don’t care about the animals themselves.
Graham Hill from Treehugger.com says:
For your health, for your pocketbook, for the environment, for the animals, what’s stopping you from giving weekday veg a shot?
Here is Graham’s inspiring four-minute argument in favour of weekday vegetarianism: