- Increased consumption
- Stayed the same
- Slightly reduced consumption (eg. 10-30%)
- Significantly reduced consumption (eg. >30%)
- Stopped eating meat
- Started eating meat (was raised vegetarian/vegan)
- Have always been vegetarian/vegan
I’ve noticed a significant rise in pretty decent meat alternatives over the last few years (eg. beyond meat, impossible burger, etc.) as well as an increase in decent vegetarian and vegan restaurant options where I live, and have found that I have started to reduce my meat consumption as a result. I also contracted ciguatera a couple years ago and found that certain meats (pork, in partcular) triggered my symptoms so I think that also resulted in me exploring more vegetarian options. Growing up, I was one of those people who had to eat meat at every meal except for breakfast and wouldn’t be caught dead going to a vegan restaurant, so I’m kind of surprised at how I’ve changed over the years, but I probably eat meat 3-4 days per week now instead of every day. Even for portion size, I find I can be satisfied by a 4oz portion when I used to regularly go for 16oz steaks.
Has anyone else on the Dope found they’ve been reducing their meat consumption as well? Meatless Mondays? Gone full vegetarian/vegan? What are people’s primary motives for eating less meat - ethical, environmental, economical?