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Meat Free Mondays

Meat Free Mondays

A newer trend catching on is ‘meat free Mondays’. Many people have begun to omit meat from their diet on Mondays, generally people are doing it to improve health and possibly lose wright, but there are also other benefits that result from Meat Free Mondays.

Helping the planet:

Livestock is a major contributor to many environmental problem, most notably greenhouse gas emissions, by reducing the amount of meat eaten and purchased the amount of greenhouse gas released into our atmosphere can be significantly reduced.

Saving Money:

The average price of meat compared to fruits and vegetables is significantly greater. Implementing a meat free day into ones diet can result in cash savings.

Reduce Animal Cruelty:

Many livestock animals are raised in small pens and cages and are subject to cruel acts. Their lives are also end with slaughter. Eating less meat is a step that helps reduce cruelty and suffering to animals.

If you are wanting to try out meat free Mondays and are having trouble with coming up with ideas for what to make check out the recipes page for some inspiration. 


Non Dairy Calcium

Calcium contributes to maintaining healthy bones, teeth, joints and blood vessels. It also helps with the regulation of blood pressure and the prevention of diabetes. The amount of calcium needed varies from person to person (700 mg to 1000 mg per day), but if someone doesn’t get enough calcium in their diet the calcium needed may be borrowed from your bones. This can obviously lead to problems overtime such as bone loss.

So for those who don’t eat animal products such as vegetarians and vegans other sources of calcium needs to be found. Below are a list of non-dairy and animal product free sources of calcium.


-        One orange contains 60 mg of calcium, they are also a great source of vitamin C, which helps protect the immune system.


-        Soy beans and soy products such as tofu are a great source of calcium. For example Australian Eatwell soy hakea tofu contains 328 mg of calcium per 100 gram serving.


-        Are also rich in calcium as well as protein. They keep you fuller for longer and thus can help with weight loss.


-        Per 100 gram serving of broccoli is 47 mg of calcium. Broccoli also has sources of vitamin C and K. 


Weight Loss: Vegan – Vegetarian – Omnivorous?

A recent study done by has focus on the recorded weight loss of those who ate a vegan, vegetarian, modified vegetarian or omnivorous diet. There were no calorie limits with the food you ate just the restrictions of each unique diet.

The study took a sample of overweight adults who wanted to lose weight and they were randomly assigned to one of five diets; Vegan, Vegetarian, Pesco-Vegetarian (seafood included), Semi-Vegetarian (red meat once a week, poultry no more than five times a week) and Omnivorous (no restriction).

The participants were allowed nuts an nut butters but were advised to limit their intake, they didn’t have to count their calories or increase their activity levels but just focus on eating low-fat, low GI foods. After the six month diet was completed the results were found as follows.

Diet Type

Average weight loss

Vegan (no animal products)

3.4 KG

Vegetarian (no animal meat)

2.9 KG

Pesco-Vegetarian (seafood included)

1.5 KG

Semi-Vegetarian (red meat once, poultry only allowed five times)

1.5 KG

Omnivorous (no restrictions at all)

1.4 KG

So from the results you can see that a vegetarian and vegan diet on average lost twice as much weight as the others. The researchers believed this was due to the vegan and vegetarian diets being simpler and thus easier to sick by.