Specific Purpose: to persuade my audience to adopt a semi-vegetarian diet Central Idea: To explain to my audience the health, animal, and environmental benefits of eating a diet with limited meat intake
I. Did you know 70% of Americans die prematurely of 3 killer diseases? Heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Fortunately for us, many of these deaths can be prevented by switching to a semi vegetarian diet II. For four years now, I’ve been a semivegetarian. I’ve learned throughout those years that SV meals can be just as delicious (and more nutritious) as regular meals, and there’s a variety of different healthy foods you can eat III. Now I know that half of you aren’t very enthusiastic about switching to a semi vegetarian diet, but I know we can all agree that our health is important to us. And today I’d like to talk to you about the positive animal, health, and environmental effects of eating a SV diet IV.
A. The neg. effects on animals due to eating a typical Western diet B. The neg. effects on the environment
C. The neg. effects on our health
There’s a simple solution to all of these problems. And the great thing about it is; it’s an easy thing to do. Eat less meat, but start out gradually. Instead of eating chicken 5 times a week, limit it to 3. Try to progress to the point where you skip the meat heavy dinners, and move on to lighter, more vegetable and fruit centered meals.
I. By making small changes in the way you eat, you’re helping to save the lives of animals, conserving our Earths precious resources, and making your body healthier. A wise woman once said, “your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one”