Just about every year Curt and I go back to his hometown of Albany, Mo., to visit his parents and for deer season.
I know a lot of people have issues with hunting.
And, it’s fine if you do. But if you eat meat, you should read more.
(If you don’t. Feel free to skip. I respect your choice to not eat meat if you respect mine to eat it.)
I don’t want to shoot the deer or see it dead, but I will eat it. (It’s not quite the same as getting your plastic wrapped steak or chicken legs at the grocery. But you get the basic idea.)
Before you make full judgment, let me try to make you understand hunting the way I do (as a meat eater).
- You don’t shoot anything you aren’t going to eat.
- If you injure an animal and don’t kill it you must track it and make sure it doesn’t unnecessarily suffer.
- If you are into organic eating this is as organic as you can get. Before the deer was shot it was not in a cage. It was in its natural environment eating what is natural to it. You can’t get much more … Continue reading
As I have been focusing on healthy eating (and losing a little weight) I have also been focusing on making sure I get protein into my diet, thanks to my friend Gail.
Gail has asked me, where’s your protein when I post something on Facebook that I am eating. So this got me thinking more about protein and adjusting my diet to make sure I am eating it daily.
So, of course, I had do some research and share what I find with my readers.
Protein, which contains important nutrients, keeps you feeling fuller. This is definitely something important when you are trying to lose weight or maintain your weight.
I recently started back on Weight Watchers. The way the points are calculated have changed. Protein is now a factor in calculating Points Plus. (Calories are out and carbohydrates are in. Fiber and Fat are still factors.)
This WebMD article states: A study, reported in the Journal of Nutrition, showed that a high-protein diet combined with exercise enhanced weight and fat loss and improved blood fat levels.
Protein is a macronutrient that is essential for maintaining the healthy function of all of your organ systems, and ensuring that your diet includes adequate protein intake … Continue reading