Wednesday, February 02, 2011
So yesterday Oprah's show featured Kathy Freston and her new book about eating and being Vegan. It was quite thought provoking and certainly (IMO) worth seeing. I am a Newbie to Vegan - about 3-1/2 months and really loving it.
I was saddened by the slaughter house footage, I cried and cringed and nearly lost my lunch during the skinning and chain saw butchering. They didn't show the actual killing, but it was a humane (as much as it can be) facility and the cows are kept calm and are rendered incapable of pain by knocking them senseless with a 4 inch being driven into the back of their skull a moment before they are killed.
I was very disappointed with the shopping trip to Whole Foods. Kathy loaded up the Harpo employee's cart with all kinds of prepackaged, processed crap. I keep a box of Boca Burgers and a box of "Chicken" Veggie Patties in my freezer for convenience, but I only use those products once or twice a week.
I eat fresh fruits and veggies, beans and legumes, whole grains like quinoa and black rice, sweet potatoes and nuts. I use almond milk and rice cheese to limit my soy intake.
I was impressed with the Harpo staffers for trying something so beyond their comfort zone. They deserve a lot of credit. Many of them lost weight and felt better physically and spiritually. Everyone is different and should do what is right for them.
I was glad to see the Vegan lifestyle in the spot light and for me personally - I feel better in body, mind and soul since I went Vegan.
What did you think of the show ?