Oct 31, 2012


Starting this week, I will not eat meat four days a week. I haven't explained my system yet, but it's kinda fun. And I will not explain my justifications for giving up meat until another time.

In August, I finally committed to removing meat from my diet. The plan? Start off by giving up meat one day a week. Each new month: add a day of no meat. August - 1 day. September - 2 days. October - 3 days.

November represents the tipping point - the all-in month. Now, starting tomorrow, there are fewer meat days than ever before. My system started on a Friday, so I gave up Fridays first. I have not had meat for thirteen Fridays. That was pretty damn hard considering I love fish fries. But I did it.

At the same time I gave up meat, I gave up red meat. Burgers are one of my favorite things in the world. I love me some beef. But I knew this could be one of the things that broke my dedication. I am known as a burger guzzler.

I conquered burgers too. No burgers in the last two months.

January is the day of 6 days. I am dreading that month. Really, though, I have so much more to worry about. This change in diet, it's adding positives to my life by the week.

Thanks for listening.


  1. Wow, really? This post is so funny to me, because I eat meat... but only a couple times a week - mostly because I'm poor, and meat costs too many monies. Also, I'm married to a vegetarian.

    I have some really amazing vegetarian recipes if you ever need them. There are so many amazing meat-free, EASY-to-prepare meals out there, and I'm happy to share!

  2. Good for you, Jon! Do you feel healthier with less meat? I'm not sure I could do that, but I do try to have one fish meal a week and one nonmeat dish a week. I hear it is better for the environment too to cut down on meat.

    1. I do feel better. The biggest change is in my digestive system, which has always been temperamental. I'll keep you posted!

  3. That's awesome! I think you're going to continue feeling better and better!

  4. I would make some joke about being a meatetarian, but I think I'll try to be supportive instead.

    1. Matt, I love me some meat. I LOVE it. And that's why this is such a challenge, which in turn motivates me even more.

  5. I went to a bring-your-own-vegetarian-dish party a few weeks ago, you should hold one of those! Everyone seemed to have at least one fabtacular dish they knew. Great way to get ideas! :)

    Um. Yes. Um. I seem to be in the minority here in that I don't actually like meat so not eating it is no big deal for me. I imagine it might be like giving up CHOCOLATE though, to some, and that would be hard, yo.