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5/29/11 6:35 P

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Actually I did not know what it meant. But didn't want to ask..... emoticon

~Michelle Macari in St George UT~ Lifestyles of the fit and meatless!
What is it that should trace the insuperable line?… The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer? —Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832)
A dead cow or sheep lying in the pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of carcass dressed and hung up in a butcher’s stall passes as food. —J. H.
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5/29/11 5:38 P

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BTVMADS - - Well said

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5/29/11 12:10 P

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EVERYTHING you eat takes 24+ hours to fully digest from mouth to colon. That's what allows us to absorb nutrients and not starve to death overnight.

If meat DOES take longer to work through the small intestine, that's only because it is full of protein and fat, which are slow, steady sources of energy that can't be converted into sugar or broken down by insulin. Carbs, on the other hand, are digested quickly and converted into sugars and broken down by insulin (which is why too many carbs make you fat). So, yes, technically, a piece of meat will be in your small intestine for longer... but that is a good thing! It is certainly NOT just "sitting there" or rotting.

Human beings are omnivores. Eating meat comes to us more naturally than eating grains or drinking milk (think about it -- we lived as hunter gatherers for 3 million years. We've lived off of farmed grains for 10,000). So don't worry about it.

Edited by: BTVMADS at: 5/29/2011 (12:11)
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5/28/11 1:34 P

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I had roast beef yesterday and had not had it for quite a while, but have not had any problems yet! It sounds gross if it stays in your body for THAT long! I think if you eat plenty of roughage it scours your intestines and get it through!

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MACKANDME's Photo MACKANDME Posts: 6,103
5/28/11 12:21 P

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I have read from sources that it is true that it takes more to digest meat than vegetables and fruit. But man and woman have been eating meat for a very long time.
So, while it is true that red meat DOES stay in your body LONGER than other foods. It also makes perfect sense that fruits and veggies are easier to digest.
So instead of saying that meat takes a long time, we could say that fruits and veggies are just fast digesting.
It is also known that it generally does take about 3 days for your body to eliminate what you eat today.

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What is it that should trace the insuperable line?… The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer? —Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832)
A dead cow or sheep lying in the pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of carcass dressed and hung up in a butcher’s stall passes as food. —J. H.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUMUvYLC5iM
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5/28/11 9:35 A

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Kinda hard to tell from internet articles. Most of them have some kind of slant they're trying to promote -- either going meatless or the "we were meant to eat meat" mentality.

I did find one interesting article about a scientific studying showing that our stomachs produce more gastric juices when we eat meat. Basically your stomach knows what it needs to do to break down that meat. The article said the stomach finishes its job in 4-8 hours, but then the intestines have to finish the job.

Thanks for your input.

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5/28/11 2:37 A

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I have heard that before too. I heard that Dr. Oz says a steak takes atleast three days to digest and your body has to literally rot it away. Yuck. I know. I used to be the kind of person that had to have meat every single night. It's amazing when you stop and look at how things affect your body that you really don't need that much meat if any at all.

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5/28/11 1:18 A

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I don't know about that amount of time, but I have read that red meat takes longer to digest. I also get an upset stomach when I eat meat after not having it for a long time. I have been off meat for a month now and even the smell makes me nauseous.


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! have heard and read this in a book from Mayo.

Depression is the impression left by fear. Be willing to fight the fear. Conquer it with love.

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I just googled it at think you could find any answer you want to hear on that subject!

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5/27/11 10:48 P

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Absolutely NOT true.

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Weight loss is accomplished with the mind.


A person who wants something WILL find a way....a person who doesn't will find an excuse.

Which do you prefer?
The pain of self discipline?....or...the pain of self regret?






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5/27/11 10:34 P

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I had a nice chat with my massage therapist today about not eating red meat. I told her I've basically not eaten red meat for about 6 months, but in the last few weeks I have had red meat a few times and then had an upset stomach as a result. She said she had heard that people who eat meat have anywhere from 6-8 pounds of meat stuck in their intenstines because it doesn't go through like other food. It sits there, taking much longer to work its way out. Gross! I had never heard this before and wondered if it could be true. ???

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