When you do the MIR-Method, you become physically and emotionally stronger. You let go of grief, which makes you become more cheerful and crave comfort foods less. It can cause your needs for food to change, especially step 5: “Supplement all shortages”. You suddenly start to like other foods. Maybe you suddenly feel like eating bananas or nuts. Or you crave spinach. Listen to your body!
If you start to dislike meat
If you do the MIR-Method, you can start to dislike meat. It doesn’t smell as good while cooking or you just can’t seem to swallow it. This doesn’t mean that you have start eating vegetarian foods. One the following four could also be the cause:
- Stop meat. Meat really doesn’t suit you and you can leave it out of your meals. But look into how to enrich your meals with other food so you are sure to get all of the nutrients.
- Temporarily stop eating meat. Meat does suit you but it is temporarily better for your body to consume easily digestible foods, costing the digestive system less energy. It can take up to 3 days to fully digest meat and that costs your body a lot of energy.
- You’re pregnant. Your expecting and meat doesn’t smell good anymore. Your body is sending you a signal that it doesn’t want any meat that month, possibly for the same reason as 2, that you need all your energy to help your baby grow. Try organic meat first, if it feels good and smells good, because if that is the case, maybe the 4th possibility plays a role.
- Highly sensitive. You are very sensitive and the stress in the meat bothers you. Stress from the animal that is bred in the meat industry, where the animals live in close quarters with little sunlight, show behavior that isn’t appropriate to animals and have all kinds of diseases that are treated by antibiotics. If this is the case for you, the solution would be to immediately switch over to organic meats. If you still don’t feel like eating meat, then it’s possible that meat just isn’t a part of your life anymore.
Vegetarians who want meat
Sometimes vegetarians suddenly have an intense craving for meat. It can happen while doing the MIR-Method. It’s because your body wants to supplement certain nutritional deficiencies with nutrients that are only found in meat. I usually advise going to an organic butcher and choosing meat from an animal that had a good life. Usually the craving for meat is already taken care of with 1 or 2 pieces and you can stop eating meat again.
Be aware of what you feed yourself
The most important thing is that you continue to become more aware of the food that your body needs. Men will more likely need meat than women when they work with their muscles. Children need meat regularly for the building of their growing bodies, or food rich in all nutrients so meat is not necessary.
Refresh cooking skills
Nowadays, there are an increasing number of places where you can get lessons in cooking organically and meals that are completely vegetarian or vegan. Vegan nutrition works with food that is completely non-animal. No meat, but also no eggs, dairy or honey. It takes a while to get used to eating vegan because it changes your entire lifestyle. But it can bring you much inner peace because you consciously help to bring about a positive change in the way people deal with animals.
The most important thing is that you remain true to yourself and begin to feel what you need. If you don’t feel good and are unsatisfied about your nutrition, experiment. How is it when you stop buying meat at the supermarket and only buy organic meat from an organic butcher? How is it for you when you stop eating meat for a few weeks and begin eating proper vegetarian meals? Only by trying it out will you discover what works for you in the phase of life you’re in. I purposely say, “phase of life”, because your nutritional pattern can change depending on the phase of life you’re in. Women who are going through menopause, can find good nutritional advice, for example at this website. Maybe you can find a local class in preparing raw food.
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May your need for meat be in harmony with your life style!
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