I’ve shifting my focus a little bit in the diet department. For the past several months I have been struggling with sticking to simple vegetarianism. I would find myself consuming massive amounts of fatty peanut-butter, and cheese. Sure, I was getting at least one green smoothie down a day, but in every other way I was failing miserably. Let’s face it, I don’t like vegetables. Isn’t that insane… a vegetarian that doesn’t like vegetables?
I haven’t had a scrap of meat since Christmas, and it has been far easier than I thought it would be to give it up. I have found that the real struggle for me isn’t meat at all, it’s dairy, salt, and refined sugar. These are my true demons. This is where the addiction is, at least for me. After watching Earthlings, I became aware of the unconscionable cruelty that was involved in feeding my carnivorous apatite, but I never really drew that same line in the sand when it came to dairy products. I mean, they didn’t have to kill anything to get milk, and there wasn’t any cruelty involved in the process… right? WRONG! I was dead wrong. After further research I have found that the dairy industry is an incredibly brutal and cruel business. Dairy cows are just like us… they have to be pregnant to produce milk. A dairy cow is kept perpetually pregnant, and when it comes time for their babies to be born, they are quickly drug away after birth to a veal crate not large enough for them to move in. Their short life will be spent in a living hell until the day comes for them to be bashed in the head by some pot-bellied mother f@$%ker with a pick-axe. Oh, and the momma cow… well, it’s time to get re-inseminated for her, so she can get back on her feet, and pumping out milk for our endless apatites. Of course, one day she will get old enough that her milk runs dry, or she falls over from exhaustion… then she will be drug away to be bashed in the head by the same pot-bellied mother f@$%ker who’s hands are permanently stained with the blood of her babies. I can not and will not be a part of this anymore.
So, I’m in sort of a moral dilemma here. What ever shall I do? Enter: fruitarianism! I may not like a lot of vegetables, and I certainly can’t keep eating cheese and peanut-butter, but I have never met a fruit I didn’t like. I’m still doing my research, but what I’ve found so far is extremely promising. Basically, fruitarianism is a form of raw veganism, with an emphasis on fruit as the primary foundation. I am going to be trying this method of eating for a while to see how it works for me. I know I can eat fruit, so doing it shouldn’t be a problem. I’m following a few fruitarians on Youtube. Here are a few channels if you’d like to check them out: Durianrider, Freelea, and TheFruitarian.