While the concept of Meatless Mondays has been getting a lot of attention in the last few years, the advertising campaign has actually been around since World War I, when the government used it to encourage people to eat less meat to save money and conserve resources for soldiers. The idea is easy: Start each week with one meat-free day. According to the people who run Meatless Monday, giving up meat even just once a week can have many of the same benefits to your health and environment as giving up meat altogether can.
The Red Head
Giving up red meat appeals to many because it’s a heck of a lot easier than giving up meat completely. While it sometimes may be hard to find a vegetarian option on a menu or on a buffet table at a party, you can almost always find something that has chicken, turkey, or fish in it. Rejecting red meat can also be a pretty healthy move, since it tends to be high in bad-for-your-heart saturated fat. But since you’re still eating some meat, you’re likely getting plenty of protein and nutrients that some vegetarians may have trouble getting enough of.