1. This is a great idea. I don’t eat much meat anymore, but I think back to my childhood and realized I was eating probably about 80% more meat then than I am now.

  2. To answer the WIIFM question:

    You will feel great. Your mental clarity, ability to focus on tasks, and energy levels will improve dramatically. Animal-based food is where cholesterol comes from. Eat less meat and your cholesterol goes down.

    Your waistline will shrink and your wallet will shrink slower. Meat is expensive, even while it is heavily subsidized by the government.

  3. We buy meat directly from real farms and never eat factory farmed, not even when out. We never eat meat more than one meal per day and often not even that. We eat meat for health reasons – we are not healthy on a vegan diet. Check out Real Food by Nina Plank or Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon or the Weston Price Foundation website. I know lots of people who fell prey to the vegan diet fad and were unhealthy for years because of it. We don’t eat meat as much as those sources advocate, but it is an important part of our diet.

  4. Thanks for sharing this idea. I’ve been vegetarian for 16 years and people always ask me, “What do you eat?” As if there’s nothing else to a meal than meat. My boyfriend and roommate eat meat, and to inspire a meatless day for them each week, we cook a meal together. All summer it was grilled veggies. They always love the meals.

  5. I love meatless Monday. I have to be honest, we only eat meat a few times a week now (like 3). I don’t have much tolerance for beef, so we mainly eat turkey and chicken.

  6. I’ve been really curious about this. Our family has cut back on meat because we’ve switched to non-factory meat and it’s more expensive. We’re happy to do it for the environmental benefits. Does anyone know if grass-fed/finished beef produces less methane than the corn-fed kind? I would think they’d have less flatulence if they were fed an appropriate diet, but I’m dying to find out for sure.

  7. Meat also can make you constipated so a meatless day makes your body pretty happy. I know some are totally against meat. I don’t eat very much but on occasion some good red meat makes me feel better. Not very often though. I’m an “almost” vegetarian.

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