During the month of April (on Mondays), I will refrain from eating MEAT.
YOU: What difference will that make?
ME: "[I'll] be thinner and healthier" according to REDBOOK's "Good to Eat" article in the April 2011 issue (188). Apparently, plant-eaters weigh less than meat-eaters by 15%! Crazy, right? Also, cutting out meat to replace it with healthy foods, like nuts, can help ward off heart disease (188).
ME: But wait! There's more! Going "meatless" saves money, too!
YOU: How? [confused face]
ME: It's simple. [using infomercial voice] Meat is more expensive than veggies. You could potentially save $1,000 a year by participating in "Meatless Mondays" (188). Now that's a savings you can't pass up!
YOU: [Screws up mouth] Still, I'm not entirely convinced. If only "Meatless Mondays" supports a cause of some kind...
ME: As a matter of fact, it does! [grin...hold it...hold it...breathe, and...] "Meatless Mondays" helps save the planet! What better cause is there? According to the article, "Skipping meat for a single day saves up to 890 gallons of water (that's what it takes to process a 1/4 lb of beef.) And if the US population did meatless Mondays for a year, we'd save 12 billion gallons of gas" (188). (But seriously, that's a heck of a lot of water. And gas.)
YOU: SOLD! I'm going meatless on Mondays!
|This is what the world would look like if it had its own infomercial. |
Good thing it leaves that to us.
Wish me luck, dieteers!