Psychologist Melanie Joy tells us about Carnism and the psychology of eating meat. Carnism is the invisible belief system that shapes our perceptions of the meat (and eggs/dairy) we eat, so that we love some animals and eat others without knowing why. I grew up on dairy farms in Iowa and Minnesota and I didn’t think that I could ever give up eating meat and cheese and drinking milk. A 5 pound block of cheese lasted me about 4 days. Of course, I was fat and was dealing with diabetes and high blood pressure. I was introduced to Dr. John McDougall’s starch based diet and with the help of weight loss hypnosis I lost over 110 pounds, became active and improved my health. Today, I am a Certified trainer in The Starch Solution.
What is Carnism?
Carnism is the invisible belief system, or ideology, that conditions people to eat certain animals. Carnism is essentially the opposite of veganism; “carn” means “flesh” or “of the flesh” and “ism” denotes a belief system. Most people view eating animals as a given, rather than a choice; in meat-eating cultures around the world people typically don’t think about why they find the flesh of some animals disgusting and the flesh of other animals appetizing, or why they eat any animals at all. But when eating animals is not a necessity for survival, as is the case in much of the world today, it is a choice – and choices always stem from beliefs.
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I never thought it would be possible for me to make the healthy lifestyle changes that I needed to make. But, thanks to weight loss hypnosis, I now eat plant based food, I am physically active and I have kept the weight off for more than 16 years. Learn hypnosis for weight loss so that you too can nourish your body with healthy food.
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