Pork - oink, oink!
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
I was readin a post about the feeling of stuffing your mouth with something you really like... and I ca relate to that. But it is not sugar, desserts or bread that give me fantasies that make the saliva running, it is pork. Pork shoulder with rice, some brot or sauce and then just stuff my mouth very full and chew.... that vision can hit me really hard in the store and make me buy pork meat. Yesterday there was a good price on pork shoulder and I was searching the lot for the smallest piece and my imagination was filled with that feeling in my mouth...but all the packeted pieces was at least 1.3 kilos and that was too much, I managed to walk away and had tea with salomon sandwich for supper...not the best choice but it does not give me the same craving as pork does.
Pork IS a problem for me as it is not considered "junk" by food and diet industry I feel sort of alone in my conviction that it is something I ought to take away from my food plan. I would probably have the same problem with beef but beef is so expensive that I simply can´t buy that often enough to regard it as a problem.
Spark friend Joy succeeded in her wieght loss journey once she became vegetarian, I am rather sure that it would help me a lot too... but I have not been able to do it so far. I keep relapsing to meat and then I redirecty my efforts into avoiding sugar or bread or something else that I find comparedly easy.
There is another side of this that has nothing to do with my health - it is the health of the animlas.... After listening and reading about how pigs are treated in for eample Denmark I only buy swedish pork, it is more expensive but still manageable on my budget. It is the same with chicken - the only chicken I should eat is the organic and that cost about six or seven times more than ordinary chicken and I prefer to close my mind to the knowledge I have how the ordinary chicken meat is produced.
Eggs... I can afford organic eggs. Diary products,I know enough about how swedish milk cows are treated to be able to eat diary products, that makes beef ok also.
Fish... I love salmon but seeing how the "Not-wild" salmon is produced is not nice even though it´s hard to imagine that fish has any opinions on things....
I have two angles on this.1.My compulsive personality tells me to stay away from pork, even organically produced pork.
2. Environment conciense tells me not to eat poultry, only "wild" fish and be careful about what beef and diary I choose.
It might be the best to become vegetarian, it would probably suit my wallet and compulsive nature best. But I have not succeeded so far, and I am afraid that I am having some "foodaholic" issue with this...
To be continued....