Tuesday, June 23, 2009
"when people who once loved to eat steak become vegetarians, they typically begin to view animal protein as disgusting."
NY Times Well piece about David A. Kessler's book about why we eat so much. I heard him on NPR discussing his book and I think he raises good points about why I am hooked on candy, pop, chips, etc.
I think there is a price factor too. I have been somewhat obsessed by the fact that our office cafeteria sells small bags of carrots and celery for $1.75 and chips for $1.
I am a vegetarian and I totally agree with this quote. I used to love all kinds of meat and wish I could find a way to make the high calorie, high fat things I love seem as unappealing as I find a burger. I kind of moved a bit in this direction when I heard a story about trans fat and how bad it is and how a local donut company that I love, Greenbush, makes its donuts with trans fat and how they said they could not bake them without it. Even though I have had a few since I heard that I am almost repulsed by the idea and have not made any impulsive stops by the shop.