So I'm trying to eat less meat, definitely less red meat. Between the environmental effects, consuming all of the antibiotics and crap they give cattle, and the risk of heart disease (which runs in my family) I just don't think it's worth it. So of course my mom makes it for dinner last night and I find some (perfectly cooked steak) in the fridge (where I scavenge for my lunches). At dinner I may have just tried to load up on the rest of dinner and take little or no meat, except the rest of the meal was a baked potato and cucumber slices, not exactly a complete dinner. Do I refuse to eat what she makes and then spend money that I wouldn't have to otherwise? I love just looking in the fridge and having free lunches. And even though I'm trying to cut back my meat intake, that doesn't change my love for steak. I don't know, maybe that's why so many people in our country are overweight, because it's convenient. It's cheap and easy to eat fast food. It's easy to sit on the couch and not exercise. It's easy to keep doing what you're doing, whether it's good for you or not.
If changing our diets to include significantly more veggies and fruit (and less crap) would most definitely increase our chance of living long healthy lives, shouldn't we all be jumping at this opportunity?