Friday, 4 October 2013

Meatless month

Alrighty I been quiet again for awhile, but I'm back now! :) I'm starting my returnal with as usual to me, with ranting. I just sooooo love ranting. But I'm good at it and I don't run out of rants! ;D I could call it a talent which I have had since my first words as a kid.

Maybe Jim needs to eat less of raw meat!

Anyways back to the topic. This month here started challenge here that anyone can join. Challenge is to try to survive this month without eating any meat. The purpose of it is ofcourse to reduce pollution, so global warming thing. But I also view this as healthy thing. Especially after hearing how much average person consumes meat per day and a year. Which was I-N-S-A-N-E. I hope my hearing let me down, because it's madness to eat so much and no wonder if so many people are overweight! Since it also gave a clue of our huge portionsizes. We should eat 1/3th of how much we eat.

This challenge opened my eyes of my eating habits, thought I'm not even participating in it. Now that ofcourse raises a question why I'm even writing about this then. Because I challenge you all to check your plate, what do you eat! How much do you consume? Is it too much? What's your daily meals consisting of? This is a great way to make a change in your diet to more healthier life. BUT in my opinion as meatless month but reduced meat month. Unless you are this type of person that needs to shock yourself by going fully 0 meat to be able to cut down meat consumption.

So lets get to details or should I say numbers. When challenge was announced it was also told that average person eat 78 kg a year. That doesn't much in a way. If we think that we eat in a year as much as we weight. But unfortunately that's 6,5 kg a month, 1,6 kg a week, 232 grams A DAY. Weekly we should consume 300-500grams. So we are pretty much eating a lot more meat than needed.

So I went throught my diet. I kept track of my eating to see how I'm doing and overally is my diet healthy. I did get enough of everything in my diet so no wonder this has been so easy for me to stick to this. I ate how my body told me, in other words what I felt like eating. No restrictions, no light or reduced fat/sugar products(ewwwwww). My breakfast always happened to be yogurth with fruits or boiled eggs or omlett and coffee or tea. Snacks and lunch I have at work so its oatmeal and fruits or just fruits, sometimes tuna with rye bread. At home I snack on nuts and raisins if I still felt like snacking. I drink tea at work and at home. At home in the evening I have cup of milk or soymilk with dinner. Usually dinner is a salad or wok. But if I feel like having spring rolls or lasagne or salmon pasta, I'll have it. To not make this post just talk, heres few meal pics.

Rare breakfast as I never have bread or cheese at home. :p

Worklunch with blueberry vanilla oatmeal muffin.

Lunch at work. 

Dinner chickensalad.

Dinner tuna sandwich. 

Dinner at parents. First pic ratatouille, second has potato, mayo and nuggets with ketchup. Not my usual dinner. 

So my eating has quite low amount of meat and I'm doing great. Afterall I stand on my legs whole day and run 1h a day. I consume around 300gr a week. Yearly I consume 14,5-19kg. So that's why I didn't feel like I need to reduce my meathabits. 

How about you? Any thoughts about meatless month? :)

Btw: autumn smells like fresh banana :/ I might been eating too much of bananas...

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