When I was living in a tropical part of the country (don’t you just love my mysterious nature!), I chose to go into the vegan way after reading the literature of P.E.T.A. I remember showing the literature to a fellow black security guard named Darryl who I worked with and he scoffed at the idea. Being an extremely jacked bodybuilder with arms that could probably crush oil barrels, he growled at me, “Bro, I like meat too much.”
I thought, “You are too low-browed to know better, Meat-Head.” With all the crazy enthusiasm of a crazed Bieber fan, I jumped on the vegan express. Little did I know that this express would derail leading me to crash and burn.
With determination and vigor, I shopped at the most healthiest store that I knew that sold organic and stocked up on Tahini, vegetables, and almond butter (with truckloads of wheat bread). With no references or anything, I was going to show Darryl that this was the right way.
After a few weeks, I felt weaker and groggy most of the time. I couldn’t focus at all and my body was calling for meat. So tried as I did, I could not hold my resolve. I went back to meat.
Later as I gained more knowledge about true nutrition, real food, raw milk, and supplementation, I became enlightened that I could buy food with intergrity and still give to positive change.
Now this is not an indictment to those who want to go full-on with the vegetarian lifestyle. If this is your calling and you decide to do this, more power to you. I do ask for you to challenge yourself to read the below resources to truly see if this lifestyle is really helping you or may be dangerously affecting your health with a polished appearance of soundness.
Please check out the following resources and come to your own conclusions:
- My Three Years As A Vegetarian
- How To Slay A Giant: The Denise Menger Story
- One-Year Later: The China Study, Revisited and Re-bashed
- 180 Degree Health: Vegan Diet Dangers
- Twenty-Two Reasons Not To Go Vegetarian
- Why I’m Not A Vegan
- Book Review: The Vegetarian Myth
So what about you? Have you tried being a vegetarian? What was your experience?
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