#ygkChallenge: Hold the Meat

Meatless Monday, vegetarianWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Reduce the amount of meat you consume. Whether you choose to take part in the Meatless Monday movement, or simply reduce the amount of meat that ends up in your grocery cart and on your plate, the benefits of being a little bit more vegetarian are vast. Proponents argue that replacing meat with more servings of fruits and vegetables can decrease your risk of cancer and heart disease, curb obesity and more! From an environmental standpoint, going meatless also reduces your carbon footprint and water usage. One day a week, or more, isn’t much to ask. Your body, the planet, and your pocket book will thank you.

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Thanks and credit to Daquella manera for supplying the photo associated with this week’s ygkchallenge.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

4 thoughts on “#ygkChallenge: Hold the Meat

  • I'm in — already a near-vegan and my health is better than ever!

  • Paleo Diet – enough said.

    Vegetarianism (traditional with the inclusion of grains and legumes) has been a scientifically proven way to guarantee the individual develops unhealthy bio-markers, such as Type-2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, increased risk of CVD, etc.

    If you eat sustainable and ethical pastured meat, you avoid the problems listed above. Eat real food (including tons of veggies) – processed food is the problem with our unhealthy society.

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