Two Great Quotes About Meat Eating

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I love meat.

It’s delicious.

It’s satisfying.

It’s actually all you need to survive and thrive.

But for some reason people have hang-ups about eating meat.


I found two great quotes about eating meat today and would like to share them with you.

The first is from Why We Run: A Natural History by Bernd Heinrich.  Dr. Heinrich is really cool, he’s an anthropological researcher and a record-setting long distance runner.  Check it out:

“Meat is, to us, much more than a source of calories.  It contains all the amino acids we need to build body proteins.  It also contain fats essential for brain growth during childhood, iron needed for oxygen transport, the B vitamins needed for oxidative metabolism, and vitamins A, D, E, and K.  If meat contains all that an animal is, does it not also contain all that we need? …. Each animal has its own unique evolved diet.  It is easy to overlook some detail when you’re trying to play God.  I would rely on my appetite.  And the more I ran, the more I craved greasy pork chops.”

The second is from The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever, by Dr. Pierre Dukan.  I read almost every diet book out there, and the Dukan Diet is definitely one of the best.

Dukan works with the European elite, A-listers and celebrities.  So he probably has a more restrictive view towards meat, right?  Nope.  Check it:

Man Is A Carnivorous Hunter

It is important to realize that human emerged from their animal condition by becoming carnivorous.  Our apelike ancestors, like today’s great anthropoid apes, were essentially vegetarians, even if, occasionally, certain apes hunted other animals for food.  Indeed, it was by becoming group hunters and meat eaters that humans were able to acquire uniquely human faculties.  The human body possesses a whole system of digestion and elimination that still allows us today to eat unlimited quantities of meat and fish.

We are designed to eat meat, fish, and poultry, as far as both our metabolism and psychology are concerned.  Yes, it is possible to live without hunting and without eating meat, but by doing so we give up a part of what our nature expects, and we lessen the emotional effect our body is programmed to produce when we give it what it expects.  What I am saying to you here may seem trivial, but it is absolutely crucial, as the purpose of any living creature, whether animal or human, is to live in such a way that what it does fits with why it has been made that way.”

Both of these quotes talk about how we are designed to eat meat.  Dukan even brings up that eating meat makes us feel emotionally fulfilled.  (Very important factor during a diet)

So go eat some meat and feel good about it!

baby eating steak in high chair


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