I now pledge to do my part in 2010 to help reduce meat consumption by 15 percent "in order to improve personal health and the health of our planet."
Will you, too, join this important, healthy, fast growing movement, which is a non-profit initiative sponsored in association with the Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health?
Of course, you smart, astute, health-conscious readers will have questions. Get answers and learn important information below how going meatless on Monday can improve your health, save gasoline and much more.
Get some history about this important program.
Learn about Movers & Shakers going Meatless.
And find out about Top Meatless Monday Moments in 2009 involving Michael Pollan, the movie Food, Inc., Al Gore, Lou Dobbs, Glen Beck, Laura Ingraham, Kathy Freston and Paul McCartney.
Make Meatless Monday one of your New Year's resolutions, too.
It’s very easy to go meatless on Monday. Instead of having chicken, beef or pork,
just get your protein (2 to 3 servings) from beans, legumes, eggs, nuts and seeds instead.
Naturally, you'll want to eat ample vegetables (5 to 5 servings) and fruits (2 to 3 servings), as well as, whole grains (if you choose) and small portions of quality fats (2 to 3 tablespoons).
Plus, I'm excited to learn, the Meatless Monday folks encourage you to limit sweets, sweetened beverages, fried foods, salty snacks and foods with hydrogenated oils. Of course, as readers of this Sugar Shock Blog and my book SUGAR SHOCK! know, I highly recommend cutting out or at least cutting back on sugary foods and drinks for the sake of your health, moods and relationships.
Get some Monday Recipe Videos, too.
You can even get cool ideas for foods to try on the Meatless Monday site. Learn now about magnificent almonds. and get a recipe for Almond Butter Cups. (I'm not sure if the chocolate chips are sugar-free. I hope so.)
Are you a blogger. Join Bloggers on Board to promote Meatless Monday to our readers.
Special thanks to Joshua Rosenthal, founder and executive director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, for inspiring me to join Meatless Monday. It was this article, which I learned about on Facebook, which inspired me to action.
Find out about IIN this Thursday, Jan. 7 from 3 pm to 3:30 pm EST, when I'm interviewed for a teleseminar/webinar. Sign up now.