Seriously, many people try many things and move on after deciding it is not for them. Is there a reason for suspicion when someone goes on publicly for weeks, months or years after something doesn’t work out for them? How about publishing blog posts, entire blogs, newspaper articles or even books?
In the comment section to Messina’s debunking, some people brought up that a common element in these accounts is how the ex-vegan,…..who always SWEARS that they were “very careful” with their diet, experienced a rush of energy after eating meat again, a sense of health, well being, bliss, low taxes, etc.
What I want to know is, where was *my* meatgasm?
I don’t repeat this often, as it isn’t flattering. I went vegetarian when I was 14 as part of a health kick. When I was in college I quit for about 2 years, because I thought eating meat would make me more buff and make me more fit. Neither happened. I also didn’t experience any rush of energy or feelings of well being after eating meat again.
Anecdotal accounts are not considered to be legitimate evidence, but I think my anecdotal account should count at least as much ( or as little ) as the anecdotal accounts of the meatgasmic.
Aside from those 2 years in college it has been over 30 years since I went vegetarian. I’ve been a vegan since the early 1990s. I have none of the cardiovascular issues that run in my family. After years of reading in poor lighting and sitting in front of a computer everyday I don’t wear glasses. Everyone in my family does. I take no prescriptions or regular medications of any kind. Many people my age and younger do. I weigh what I weighed in high school. The only health issues I have are old sports injuries. I often get mistaken for being younger than I am.
BTW, another pattern emerging among the meatgasmic is the claim that eating “naturally” and “sustainably” raised animals is actually better for the environment than eating a vegan diet. You would not know it from the way the book is marketed, but Jonathon Safran Foer in his book “Eating Animals” does a stunning refutation of that argument. Foer did 3 years of research for his book and hired a fact checker to QC what he wrote.
Anyway, if a vegan diet is as deficient as the meatgasmic claim, why has my health been so good and more importantly:
Where was *MY* meatgasm?
Note: everything you need to know to have good health on a vegan diet can be fit on ONE page.