I never thought in a million years I would be where I am now with my current eating. Being in the fitness industry for so long and surrounded by lean bodybuilders and athletes, I was convinced that we absolutely had to get our protein from meat or animal sources to sustain energy and physique. I thought that if I were to ever give up animal protein I would not be able to have a lean body, would get weak, and become deficient. Growing up, I always loved and cared for animals but chose to not think about the treatment of certain animals before I put them in my mouth. I worked in a fine dining restaurant when I was 18 years old, where most of the dishes were rack of lamb, duck, pork chops, quail, steak and prime rib. We were encouraged to try all the dishes so that we could properly describe the tastes to our guests and pair them with the appropriate wine. I always felt so strange eating each bite but looking around me, no one else seemed to feel strange, so I did my best not to thi
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