It turned out that success with the sesame seed bar only lasted so long. At work yesterday, I stood over trays of sizzling grilled meats, inhaled, and let out a growl that would make a caveman's hair stand on end.
"Meat has been smelling really good to me lately," I told my girl Allison, who was working beside me.
"If you are craving it, then you're body is telling you that you need it," she replied.
I nodded. I said, "I know you're right."
"Don't eat it here though," she added. "In case you get sick."
Even though I thought I'd be okay, I took her advice. We had a long night ahead of us. Tons of reservations on the books. It wouldn't have been wise to sicken myself.
Today, I'm torn. I'm exhausted and depressed too.
Should I eat meat? Let's think about why I quit eating meat in the first place.
1. High cholesterol and high blood pressure runs in my family.
2. I have IBS - C, which means I need as much fiber in my diet as possible. There's no fiber in meat.
3. I don't like meat as much as I like beans and nuts and seeds and tofu. It's only just before my rag hits that I turn into a friggin' salivating caveman.
I started this diet for my health. If I am not feeling my best on this diet, then I want to change it. I want to eat to make myself feel the most energized and happiest that I can be. I believe that it's possible.
Okay! That said - should I eat meat? I'm really curious as to what everyone thinks. To show how curious, I'm going to offer a little incentive for commenting.
I'm letting the cat out of the bag a little early here, but what the hell.
I'm starting a medicinal tea company. It's called Beacon Tea. More details to come, I promise. For now, let's just say that I will offer a free sample of tea to someone, chosen at random, who comments their thoughts on whether I should eat meat or not.
The question: Should I eat meat?
I choose one of you at random.
You get free tea.
We can even discuss what kind of tea you want... and I'll make it up special for you.
Let the commenting begin!!!