Thanks to logging all my food, I’m much more conscious of my portions and choices, and it’s reflecting in my weight trending down. Even though I’m not consistently exercising, I’m still losing weight. I’d love to be able to log “tearing up carpet” as an exercise activity, but somehow I just don’t think that counts.
I mentioned yesterday I buy local grass-fed beef. In BiLo yesterday, I saw a brochure for Laura’s Lean Beef and took a gander. It certainly tells a nice food story (on recycled paper, no less!), and avoids buzz-words like “organic.” I do see an interesting line in the brochure that reads:
In addition, our cattle are raised on a vegetarian diet of natural grasses and grains – they are never fed animal by-products.
The brochure is very careful to not claim the beef is “grass-fed”, which may mean they mix corn into the diet (which, of course, fits with their claim above about “grains”). If they do use corn, it makes me wonder how they suppress “feedlot bloat” without using antibiotics.
At any rate, their beef appears to be fed an all-natural diet and includes no antibiotics, hormones, additives or artificial ingredients – regardless of these cows’s possible corn consumption, you could likely do a lot worse. It just goes to show, it pays to be as educated and knowledgeable as possible about the food you eat, and pay attention to even what organic and natural food labels say – and don’t say.