I could probably never be vegan. I love meat, seafood, poultry, dairy and eggs way too much. But there are a lot of benefits to adopting a diet with less meat, especially less red meat. If you do it correctly, getting rid of meat in your diet will be better for your health, your budget and your overall well-being.
Paul McCartney and his family started Meat Free Monday to try to make a difference in the way people consume meat. If you go one day without meat, you’re making a big difference in your diet without a lot of work. You’ll be diversifying your diet and probably trying some new recipes and dishes. You’ll also be lessening your carbon footprint.
According to McCartney’s statement on meatfreemonday.com:
“By giving up meat for one day each week you can save money, reduce your environmental impact and live a healthier life…We’re not asking you to give up meat completely, we’re encouraging you to do your bit to help protect our planet.
"By joining together in having one meat-free day each week we’ll be making great steps towards reducing the environmental problems associated with the meat industry. You’ll also be giving your own health a boost, and with the added benefit that vegetables cost less than meat, having one meat-free day each week means it’s good for your pocket too.”
Monday is a good choice for a meat-free because it’s the start of the week, but if something comes up you can simply switch to Meat Free Tuesday that week!