TED Talk: Choosing Health over Taste
To continue to tweak my speaking skills, I watch a few TED talks a week. I like this one because he covers a lot of information in only five minutes and because the information he presents explains why I’ve been eating a vegetarian diet for over two years.
If you are one of the many people that says they could never totally give up meat… Graham Hill presents another option that might work for you.. .
In January, 2010, I decided to eat no meat for one month. After that month, I felt so good that I’ve not eaten any meat since. At first I ate fish occasionally, but after a few months, I’ve cut that out also.
Though at times my choices are limited, like when going out to eat or at some events, I rarely miss eating meat. The only meal I miss sometimes is creamed dried beef gravy over biscuits or homefries. Yes, my Pennsylvania dutch roots are showing with that admission.
I enjoy trying all types of new foods now, and a friend and I have started a plant-based cook and share, which has quickly become my favorite night of the month.
Food plays such a large part in our health, that none of us can afford to ignore what we put in our mouth. Take a moment and think about your diet and ask yourself if there’s a chance that in 20 or 30 years, you’ll look back and wish you had changed your eating habits and chosen health over taste.