Balint took on one of the bigger challenges on this podcast—one that nearly everyone knows the value of, many mean to do, but few do. He cut his beef intake from almost daily to once a month.
How did he do it? How did his body react? His relationships? His health? Would he do it again?
He shares how he became more aware of the different forms of protein and how his eyes and palate opened up to new tastes and dishes. He shared how it affected his relationship with his girlfriend.
Most people I talk to know beef as one of the major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, resource depletion, and other environmental effect. Balint shares some numbers he’s long known but didn’t act on, such as how much water beef production takes, which caught me off guard.
Still, his main thrust is not water use or gas emissions but his taste, health, and joy.