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Sam Rieger

PCC SOC 228 Environmental Sociology


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Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.


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    Sam Rieger 4/25/2018 11:21 PM
    Did just appetizers again today for lunch. Feels good to cut down on huge portions, and it's really easy to order meat-free when you're looking at appetizers. My girlfriend likes that we're cutting back on calories, and it doesn't hurt to save a little money as well.

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    Sam Rieger 4/22/2018 9:29 PM
    Along with my challenge to cut down on meals with meat, I've been trying to cut down on portions as well. We went out for dinner tonight and ordered just two appetizers rather than full meals that we wouldn't finish.
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than other countries, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

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    Sam Rieger 4/19/2018 8:40 PM
    I think that the most important part of shifting North American values of a meat-focused diet is to educate and make the other options more available. I'm learning through this challenge how many options are available, but most people won't ever have this type of challenge or educational experience to learn what they can do to start cutting meat out as a staple.

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    Sam Rieger 4/15/2018 6:39 PM
    I made a pizza at work today and made it without meat. Still tasted great. Couldn't quite part with the cheese yet so it wasn't vegan, but baby steps :)

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    Sam Rieger 4/11/2018 10:49 PM
    Had a bean and cheese burrito and a cheese quesadilla for dinner. Was in a bit of a rush, but no meat and I still felt plenty full.