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Post by LADIES AND GENTLEMEN on Tue 16 Sep 2008, 7:03 pm

Vegetarian?

How far do you go with it?


No animal product, or just no meat?

Just white meat? Just seafood?


Completely vegan?

How do you manage, health wise?

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Re: Vegetarianism/veganism

Post by Insurgentes on Tue 16 Sep 2008, 7:11 pm

I am a Pollotarian and have been for a few years now.
I kind of became one on my own, really. I wasn't aiming for it. I used to eat meat all the time when I was a kid, but then as I got older and my tastes started to change, I had less and less of a taste for it until the only meat I was eating was poultry. I don't even eat a whole hell of a lot of chicken (or turkey) either. I go days and days at a time without any meat. I want to become totally vegetarian one of these days. I'll be aiming for that.

As for how my nutrition goes, I eat plenty of greens, yogurt, drink plenty of vitamin enriched things, I eat nuts, peanut butter and jelly usually serve as a lunch time sandwich (not daily. mind you.) when others in my family would normally eat deli meat. I don't have any problems out of my iron or anything, because I make sure I get plenty. I find that I feel better than I did before, when I used to eat meat and that is always a plus. I just don't need it to survive ... despite ... popular belief in my household. Rolling Eyes

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Post by more adventurous. on Wed 17 Sep 2008, 9:30 am

My younger sister is a vegetarian, and has been for about a month and a bit. I'm surprised she's actually stuck with it and I'm really proud of her.
She takes iron pills because she wasn't feeling well; my mom and her figured it must be the lack of iron.
She doesn't eat meat, but will eat fish.

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Post by rock and/or roll on Wed 17 Sep 2008, 12:07 pm

I'm vegetarian, don't eat any meat but I'll eat animal products like cheese and eggs.
I've been completely vegetarian for about two years (before then I still ate seafood).
To compensate, I eat tofu, soy, eggs, beans, nuts, take iron pills, vitamin B-12 pills and flaxseed oil pills.
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Post by ihaztinkinmyhair on Sat 20 Sep 2008, 4:29 pm

I don't eat any form of meat, seafood, dairy or animal products.

My mum doesn't reckon it's healthy, but I don't see what's wrong with it. She tries to make me take iron pills, but I don't, even after she got the animal free ones.
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Post by LADIES AND GENTLEMEN on Sat 20 Sep 2008, 5:44 pm

Erin T_T

I'm jealous, tbeh.

My parents won't let me go vegan. However, I eat free range eggs and only eat cheese made from goat or sheep milk, because of the cruelty involved in the cow milk industry.

I've seen documentaries on free range chickens, and most of them actually have better lives than pet chickens do, so I have no problem with free range eggs. My family think that for this reason I should still eat chicken, but I tell them to gtfo you have pleased him

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Re: Vegetarianism/veganism

Post by belle of the boulevard. on Sat 20 Sep 2008, 11:25 pm

pescatarian for about four months or so?

i've been completely vegetarian before and developed symptoms of anaemia, so i'm really pleased that i've kept on at this.
i dislike many cheeses and other dairy products immensely, so apart from fish, i might as well be vegan o_O

psh, like i'd be allowed.
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Re: Vegetarianism/veganism

Post by rock and/or roll on Tue 23 Sep 2008, 10:00 am

I forget to take my iron, etc. pills a lot though.
Which is probably one of the reasons why I'm tired most of the time.
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Re: Vegetarianism/veganism

Post by belle of the boulevard. on Wed 08 Oct 2008, 2:47 am

someone told me today that it was pointless me not eating meat because i ate fish.
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Post by Kinky: starstruck. on Wed 08 Oct 2008, 3:05 pm

I've been vegetarian for two years this month i r pleased.
I eat no meat at all, I'm a big fan of tofu and lentils now lol@chu

My parents got really angry when I first became vegetarian. My whole family eats A LOT of meat so they couldn't understand why I didn't want to. But mum's completely over it now and is always looking for new meals to try because she eats a lot of vegies now as well. My dad still thinks it's stupid and gets mad because he says it's going to kill me because I've lost so much weight... *rolls eyes*
He never agrees with anything I do so I don't really care.

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Post by makoto kino. on Thu 09 Oct 2008, 6:26 am

^ thats my main reason for not becoming a vegetarian.
My parents.
that, and bacon -cumslut- lol@chu
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Post by Kinky: starstruck. on Thu 09 Oct 2008, 11:18 am

les amoureux. wrote:^ thats my main reason for not becoming a vegetarian.
My parents.
that, and bacon -cumslut- lol@chu

Bacon is Amanda's reason as well!!!
LMFAOOO

I hated bacon before I was vegetarian so I don't get why it's so great...
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Post by we are invincible. on Thu 09 Oct 2008, 11:42 am

les amoureux. wrote:^ thats my main reason for not becoming a vegetarian.
My parents.
that, and bacon -cumslut- lol@chu

Bacon's my reason as well. lol@chu -cumslut-

I was vegetarian for six months but stopped at christmas time.
I've been thinking about becoming vegetarian again for a while, meat is just making me feel sick whenever I have it.

I guess I can always have vegan bacon, I've heard it's better than real bacon as well. LMFAOOO Vegan sausages are SO good.
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Post by proust. on Thu 09 Oct 2008, 5:42 pm

My mom's annoying so she forces me to eat meat now and again. But I've managed to avoid it for almost a month and a half now. I don't really like the taste of meat, and my stomach is all sensitive and messed up. I just, dunno, feel different when I go for a longer time without eating meat.

It's probably something self-suggested.

I eat eggs from small farmers & peasants, mom's a doctor in a small village and buys them from there. We also buy milk from them, but whole milk is ew. I've however found a company that buys milk from small farmers to make their products rather than from big industrialized farms.

Fish is okay but it's exported from like Norway or maybe Brazil thus it has wasted too much CO2 to get on my table to be tasty. My dad and brother used to go fishing and I used to eat what they caught -until I saw a documentary on how easily you can die choked with a fish bone ^_^.

When I grow up I want to be completely vegan and either grow all my veggies or buy them from local farmers. i r pleased.

I don't have the healthiest life style, but I guess I eat a lot of fruits and greens, yogurt almost every day and I occasionally take vitamins. I *know* I should eat better.
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Post by belle of the boulevard. on Mon 13 Oct 2008, 11:55 pm

bacon is horrible, sausages i've learnt i can live without.
chicken, same as sausages.

it's been a lot easier this time, i'm glad.
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Post by solo nubarron. on Sun 19 Oct 2008, 1:00 pm

I absolutely despise of meat. The only protein I have are fish and legumes. Meat like pork or beef or poultry is disgusting to eat. I only eat meat that doesn't exactly look like meat such as bacon (only if it's at a specific temperature), garlic and hungarian sausages (especially good in pastas), and burgers. lol@chu
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Post by lyrical_mess on Sun 19 Oct 2008, 9:27 pm

Um...fish is meat.

I don't know why people think fish isn't meat, but it is.

And also, garlic is not meat. O_o.
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Post by bliss. on Wed 10 Dec 2008, 5:44 am

I'm too weak to be a vegetarian/vegan, I admit that. I don't like beans and the like so I'd have no other source of protein either. But I think it's really awesome when people are vegetarian/vegan, it's so much healthier.
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Post by LADIES AND GENTLEMEN on Wed 10 Dec 2008, 10:33 am

Topeka wrote:I'm too weak to be a vegetarian/vegan, I admit that. I don't like beans and the like so I'd have no other source of protein either. But I think it's really awesome when people are vegetarian/vegan, it's so much healthier.

Not really

I mean if you like the taste of indian etc you can get lentil soup that just has the same consistency as pumpkin
also, a lot of cheeses are rich in protein. Eggs are also hugely rich in protein. I eat both of these pretty much every day -shrug-

Spinach as well, and broccoli has a lot of other stuff you could get from meat.

Although if you absolutely can't I'd suggest making sure anything you do eat is cruelty-free. That


And the people who are saying fish is/isn't different to meat: the studies into whether or not fish can fully experience pain are inconclusive. This is why a lot of people feel it's okay to eat them. Another idea is that fish, unlike most meat animals, aren't bred to eat. The spend their lives in the ocean having fun and chillin at fish parties. lol@chu

And if anyone DOES eat meat, for your own sake and the animals', go for free range chicken at the very least. The average lifespan of a meat chicken is about 9 months. They get plumped up by constant feeding of groud up meat for protein and the inbreeding that they've gone through for generations to get the fastest growing, plumpest breasted chicken means most of them live their short life in extreme pain due to deformities, which their hugely cramped living conditions just fuck up even more.

Pork is substancially harder to be sure about because most pork farms are just as bad as cage hen farms. If you can and you want to make a difference, again, try to get it from somewhere organic. I'll try and fine a list of companies that make cruelty free meat products, actually.

Thankfully beef, at least, is reletively safe.


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Re: Vegetarianism/veganism

Post by LADIES AND GENTLEMEN on Wed 10 Dec 2008, 8:34 pm

Kay guys so lol breakthrough

There's this greek cheese called haloumi. You're supposed to gently fry it. Well I'm impatient and always turn everything I cook up too high so it'll cook faster.

tl;dr, if you slice this stuff thin ans fry it crispy it tastes almost exactly like bacon

so no excuses Mad

it's also really nice with mayonnaise sauce in salad if you fry it normally [/smug]


Also, from what I could find, this is a good way to know if your animal/meat products are cruelty-free. ^_^

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Post by we are invincible. on Thu 11 Dec 2008, 7:53 am

I eat only free range chicken and eggs! i r pleased. It tastes so much better too. lol@chu
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Post by THE BRIGHTSIDE. on Sun 11 Jan 2009, 4:23 pm

straight toxic. wrote:^ thats my main reason for not becoming a vegetarian.
My parents.
that, and bacon -cumslut- lol@chu
same here.

Except instead of bacon, make that my mum's spaghetti bolognese. omg. -cumslut-
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Re: Vegetarianism/veganism

Post by Jack Skellington on Sun 11 Jan 2009, 10:18 pm

The only thing that stops me is marshmallows. -cumslut-
Other than that, meat kind of disgusts me. My sister is half vegetarian to be 'healthy' but she's got issues.
I am want to be a vegetarian for the animal's sake.
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Post by Riddled Wishes on Tue 03 Feb 2009, 6:27 am

The Dancing Pirate wrote:The only thing that stops me is marshmallows. -cumslut-

Just curious here, how do marshmallows stop you? I am guessing you are refering to the white cylinder
shapped gooey goodness that help us bore smores.

Im Veg. for about a year now ^.^. Proud of myself. Almost everyone I told thought I wouldn't be able to keep with it.
Im allergic to most fish and seafood so i just stay away from all of seafood. And I just adore cows ^.^ And I might be allergic to eggs
Im not sure though. And what most meats do to pork just disgusts me with how they mix it and just yeah.
If I do eat meat [which my parents do make me at times] I will eat chicken.

I must say I'm not drowned in information. I've never heard of free range before [checking it out now]

I take Vitamins [starting to I thought it would be smart XD] and a bunch of greens because im a veggie girl ^.^ that and beans
Yay magical fruit!
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Re: Vegetarianism/veganism

Post by Jack Skellington on Tue 03 Feb 2009, 6:30 am

Marshmellows=made of gelatin
Gelatin.....
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