Just read an article about how GOOD it is to eat meat — supposed to be research-based.
Oh for crying out loud. Every other research-based book or article I’ve read says the exact opposite.
It’s a conundrum.
When I look at my own experience, I still lean towards the whole food, plant-based diet. When I switched to that, I lost weight, stopped getting a really bad headache every couple of weeks, skin conditions cleared up, body functions functioned better, blood test results improved.
When I occasionally eat butter or other animal-based food, nothing terrible happens, but I do tend to gain a couple of pounds every-single-time.
So, there’s that. Perhaps the verdict is still out, but I think I’ll go with my gut. As in, which way of eating makes my gut feel better.
I miss eating cheese, but I don’t miss the almost immediate skin reaction that ensues. I know, not everybody has that kind of feedback, but it must be telling me something about what I should be eating. It’s not science — no double-blind studies by me; just observational. And we’re all a little different as far as what we can tolerate.
It gets frustrating to read such diametrically opposed, passionate presentations of what we should do.