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With burgers, better taste comes with a larger percentage of fat. 80% meat / 20% fat tastes much better than 90/10 for instance. It also gets a smokey flavor if grilled or barbequed over coal or wood versus in a pan or in the oven. In a pan or on a flat top stove, it can brown against the metal which provides a lot of flavor too. Condiments add a lot. BBQ sauces, mayo, ketchup, mustard or just salt and pepper, etc. There are also some wild burgers with lots going on. Here's the instagram of a very successful hamburger place that started in St. Louis. They have several locations now. It's an education in successfully marketing food on instagram. Plus it will give you an insight into things that people can do with burgers. Read the posts and the names of the burgers. These are the daily specials:


I know several people who check it regularly to see if they should go get the special there. I was one of them.

I should mention that a lot of their burgers aren't just beef ones. They make whatever they dream up.
 

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I have a question for @MJ DeMarco . In your latest book, you are briefly mentioning your switch to veganism and the fact that just a few years ago you would never ever have thought a vegan lifestyle would be your thing.

Only a few weeks before I read the book I decided to try eating plant-based. I am very in touch with my body lately and I just noticed I felt better when not eating meat. Not just a little bit but it's day and night.

The lifestyle is new to me - I was one of those guys who laughed at people when they claimed to be vegetarians and I was outright disgusted by vegans. But I cannot deny what I'm feeling. I sleep better, I move better, my body seems happy ...

You don't go into it into the book - only briefly mentioning your health markers and animal cruelty- but I was wondering what made you make the switch. I guess it's comparable with going fastlane - what was your f*ck you-event ?
 

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You don't go into it into the book - only briefly mentioning your health markers and animal cruelty- but I was wondering what made you make the switch. I guess it's comparable with going fastlane - what was your f*ck you-event ?

I researched industrialized animal agriculture and carnism as a potential "Script" while writing Unscripted Book 1. (2017). I found myself caught in a duplicitous dissonance with respect to how I loved all animals and yet, had no problem stuffing my face full of slaughtered animals, all in the name of convenience and taste.

Americans don't like dogs being tortured and eaten in China, but they have no problem eating cows and pigs just as long as someone else does the torture and slaughter behind closed doors. The duplicity is laughable. Cows, pigs, and chickens -- they are equally as intelligent as any house pet.

No sentient being with the emotional capacity to feel fear, pain, and grief should be caged and treated like inanimate objects. If you want to see what cannot be unseen, take a look a how these creatures are treated and then slaughtered, all so some fat-a$$ American can have their convenient dollar meal.

I don't want to post videos here is it is quite traumatic and sad.

Animals can grieve for lost companions and family members, but we choose to be blind to their emotional pain. We choose to deny them sentience and their natural instincts to live and survive.

I went vegan primarily for the animal welfare reasons, but the health benefits that followed was the icing on the cake.

As I mentioned in the book, it was the hardest thing I ever did, until it no longer was hard.

Compassion is not a fad.
Compassion is not a diet.
Compassion exists only because cruelty does.
When cruelty disappears, the need for compassion will as well.

A PS to the skeptics: I get plenty of protein, my B12 is fine, and I'm not losing my hair... it actually stopped falling out.
 

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I'm a vegan for about 5 years.

For me, best decision of my life. The change was due to health (ED cured) and ethical questions.

Future is vegan, I'm 100% sure of this. May be population is not prepared yet for this change, but sonner os later it is going to happen.
 

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Being a chef I always chuckled at vegans and vegetarians.

Since July 1st I've now been on a vegetarian/pescatarian diet. Did this to try it out because I want help to lose a few pounds before a trip in October, and I can't work out due to a plantar plate tear that is still in the process of healing.

I must say though that there is something to not eating meat. Since I switched over and eat heavily plant based, I maybe eat fish once every 2-3 days, I feel like I'm 20yo again. I have a ridiculous amount of energy. Still go to sleep at midnight but now I naturally wake up at 6am without fighting it. It used to be a fight getting up at 8am after hitting snooze the third time. I don't burn out or feel tired during the day; no naps. I've lost almost 5 pounds now in the matter of a few weeks, and the look/feeling of general bloat around my stomach is gone. I'm noticeably in a much better mood all of the time as well.

Honestly, cooking or meal prepping to eat plant based is much easier than I thought. Eating a huge variety of ingredients is much easier than I thought. I thought the switch would be hard and I would need to be very mentally focused to stay the course but it's been a breeze. I don't even think about it. I don't crave or have any desire to go eat a steak or hamburger, etc. Honestly, this is great and I'll probably stay the course past my trip.
 

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I went vegan primarily for the animal welfare reasons, but the health benefits that followed was the icing on the cake.

Funny thing is, my experience was the opposite. I switched because my digestive issues were really annoying me. But I can feel good about the food that I eat knowing that I'm not causing unnecessary suffering.

Side note: I had people arguing that it doesn't matter because farmers kill small animals (gophers, mice, etc) when farming plant products... my response is that I'd rather be the one to eat those plant products than to have them fed to animals who we're going to eat. Highly inefficient and results in creating more suffering for absolutely nothing.
 

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I thought the switch would be hard and I would need to be very mentally focused to stay the course but it's been a breeze.

It really is getting easy now. You can eat vegan healthy, and you can eat vegan junk. Of course, the "vegan junk" won't make anyone feel 10 years younger or get them energy as processed food is still processed.

There was a period of time I felt I was "missing out" -- but those days have slipped away as more and more choices (and great recipes) become more prevalent.

Congrats on the shift. The space is really growing with lots of opportunity.
 

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It really is getting easy now. You can eat vegan healthy, and you can eat vegan junk. Of course, the "vegan junk" won't make anyone feel 10 years younger or get them energy as processed food is still processed.

There was a period of time I felt I was "missing out" -- but those days have slipped away as more and more choices (and great recipes) become more prevalent.

Congrats on the shift. The space is really growing with lots of opportunity.
I don't like the word "vegan" or "vegetarian" mainly for this reason (plus all the connotations that come along with the word). "Vegan" gets all the hype, but WFPB (whole food plant based) is where it's really at.

I've experienced a lot of health issues this year and I basically had to re-build my health from the ground up. I made a drastic shift toward a WFPB diet earlier this year, and have been making huge strides in regaining my health. I still eat eggs a couple times a week and the occasional chicken/steak, but other than that, it's been strictly WFPB. And also no sugar, no gluten, no alcohol, no tobacco products, no drugs.

Actually, 5 years ago I lived in Boulder for about 6 months and used to make fun of all the vegans there. It's funny how life works sometimes.

I grew up hunting and probably won't even give up meat 100%, but when I do occasionally eat meat now, it'll be natural cuts and either organic/grass-fed/pasture-raised or from an animal that I harvested myself. My diet is plant-based now, not meat or processed food based.

I have no desire to ever go back to my old way of eating. While I'm still recovering, I've been way more productive lately in a lot of ways. I plan on not just getting back to my old health, but getting on a whole new level. I was in a deep hole 6 months ago, and I never want to be in that place again.
 

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Vegan" gets all the hype, but WFPB (whole food plant based) is where it's really at.

So true.

I try to avoid the word "vegan" -- if your read my new book (The Great Rat Race Escape ) it actually discusses this as a business strategy that you should avoid the word "vegan" as generally it carries negative connotations for many people -- Namely, "vegan" has political overtones and for some, it carries visions of a purple-haired nose-ringed hippie. Plant-based is the positive connotation to infer health and naturality, and isn't potentially off putting.

One expects a vegan meal to be boring and tasteless.
A plant-based meal, well, there's some hope there that it might be good.
 

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The fact that the world's number one restaurant has gone full vegan might accelerate the change
Eleven Madison Park Goes Vegan

Moreover, all reservations sold out for June and July-- remarkable.

Brave move that seems to be paying off, so far.

Apart from the impact, this also emphasizes the power of constraints in business and life-- when you limit yourself to a certain set of guidelines, it can have the opposite effect of expanding possibilities that you hadn't considered before.

Side note-- I'm currently enjoying some homemade vegan Rigatoni al Pesto. Very quick to prepare and tasty! I'm the only vegan in the house, but after years of making a separate meal for me, and after tasting my vegan version, the wife decided to just make the vegan version for everyone. Anybody else's veganism rubbing off on others?
 

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Thought this was funny...

My fave of course is the relative who has a Michelin tire around his waist, has had 2 heart attacks, and takes 4 prescription meds who suddenly is the expert in nutrition.

Sorry, but if you can't see your feet when looking down, you have no business commenting on someone's dietary habits.


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