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Make Your Mondays MeatlessMeatless Monday is a non-profit organization with a lofty goal – to reduce worldwide meat consumption by 15%. Meatless Monday is a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, in association with the Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health. They’ve created the Meatless Monday campaign in order to raise awareness, and promote a healthier lifestyle. Their argument is that each day is just over 14% of each week in terms of time. If nobody ate meat on a Monday, then meat consumption would decrease by about that amount. Why Meatless? Even if you’re not ready to give up meat entirely, having one day a week where you eat no meat has a number of health benefits, including:
- Reduced cancer risk
- Lower incidence of heart disease
- Reduced risk of developing adult-onset diabetes
- Curbing obesity
- Improved life expectancy
- Reducing your carbon footprint
- Minimizing water usage (livestock drink a lot of water)
- Helping to reduce fossil fuel dependence
Meatless FAQs Q - Is a meatless diet always healthier?
A – No. If you eat nothing but toast and cheese, you’re going to get fat and unhealthy.Q – Should I avoid exercising on the day I don’t eat meat?
A - There’s no need to avoid exercise with Meatless Monday. A healthy meatless diet will provide more than enough energy, protein and other nutrients to fuel all of your usual activities including your workouts. If you’re worried, drink a high-carb protein shake.Q - Should I be worried about getting enough protein on Meatless Monday?
A – No, there is no reason that a vegetarian diet should be lacking in protein, especially if you eat from our list of high protein foods. Protein deficiency is rare, even in vegetarians, so you have nothing to fear from skipping meat one day a week.