vegetarian lifestyle

Discussion in 'Self Care and Healthy Lifestyles' started by 2cents, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. 2cents

    2cents Well-Known Member

    well.. so after some considerations, i decided to be a vegetarian & so far i have been able cope with it for the past few days (i just converted).. Just want to know if there's anyone here also herbivores? :smile:
  2. Spearmint

    Spearmint Well-Known Member

    I am, I am. :biggrin:
  3. music_addict

    music_addict Well-Known Member

    Right on! Im glad to hear that.
    I was a vegetarian for 2 years and the switched to vegan for the last 5 years. Probably one of the best decisions ive ever made. The fact that no animal is suffering just for me to eat, feels so damn good.
    Powered by soy! lol
  4. 2cents

    2cents Well-Known Member

    now i'm a good friend of baked beans, tofu, corn and green vege :biggrin:
  5. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

    I am a vegetarian as well. It has been about a year now. I was also a vegetarian for a couple years from 12-14, I went back to eating meat, but very little, then I just couldn't live with myself eating something that died just to eat when it didn't have to live so miserable then to just be killed. It's not hard for me, seeing and smelling meat makes me sick anymore, most of the time I eat vegan stuff but sometimes it's vegetarian, so I call myself a vegetarian.
  6. ggg456

    ggg456 Guest

    I eat fish and vegetables and rice and pasta and salad and fruits :cool: I don't kill any animals except cods and tunas and mackerals.
  7. music_addict

    music_addict Well-Known Member

    Soy is a vegetarian/vegans best friend. You can completely supplement all th
    e protein you would get from meat with soy.
  8. LostMyMind

    LostMyMind Well-Known Member

    I tried to go vegetarian once but failed miserably. :sad:

    I did ok for about a week actually. My friend made a beef roast while I was staying the night at his place. I felt like I was insulting him by not eating any so I ate a little bit and barfed it up later that night. I actually had people making fun of me for going vegetarian, which I think is probably the main reason I ended up going back to meat.
  9. Sylvester

    Sylvester Member

    I made a "playlist" on my Youtube channel one night that showed how various animals are killed. I have been in & out of veg life all my adult-life.
    I understand the issues, and have to get along in this world:
    If I was presented a dinner by a poor person who went to great trouble to feed me, and that has happened, I would eat what I was given.

    But I am a vegetarian. I can't manage the complete vegan life. I drink milk, about 2/3 a cup morning and evening. I recently found milk that comes at least from grass-fed cows, from a local farm.

    Being vegetarian really can affect your personality. I think vegan, even more so. One feels calm, right with the world. You can elevate your self-opinion by knowing that you are not trying to harm animals.

    But what about shoes? Drat. I own probably all the leather shoes I will ever need for life - I have peripheral neuropathy in my feet. My sandals are non-aminal. I wear them in winter, but not in the snow.

    Peace to all.
  10. Dave_N

    Dave_N Guest

    I have never been a vegetarian and I don't ever plan on doing it. I eat fish, chicken and turkey mostly because they are good sources of protein. I love buying a roasted chicken and hacking it up and eating it. I'm afraid if I go vegetarian that I'll wither away. I'm already quite thin and if I don't eat plenty of food, I start losing weight.
  11. 2cents

    2cents Well-Known Member

    i am glad you brought it up lostmymind, i have think about it as well.. if i ever encounter such situation i will kindly refuse the meaty dish but will still join in the meal; perhaps by saying that i don't eat meat now & since i've been doing so for quite sometime my stomach seems not able to take any meat w/o getting nausea :laugh:
  12. ScouseJM

    ScouseJM Well-Known Member

    I have been a vegetarian for 11 years now and I have never found it hard.
  13. Hae-Gi

    Hae-Gi Banned Member

    I've been shifting between being a lacto-ovo vegetarian and also eating fish for ten years, something. I don't remember exactly how long ago it was, since I became a vegetarian, but it was about that long ago... since a bit over a year back, I have given up eating fish, forever, as well. This is mostly due to the fact that the seas are being fished so much they are being emptied, and I could never be a part of this coming event that will lead to catastrophical consequences. Never got to test sushi, though... too bad. Well, I don't want tapeworms in my stomach, anyway.

    Another reason to be vegetarian, aside from being healthier, is that you are far less likely to get infected by the incurable, mysterious and horrifying disease Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), then. Of course, in my case, it won't matter, even if I get infected, now, since I don't want to live a long life, anyway; the incubation period is ten to thirty years. Of course, I may have got it when I was a child, already... one never knows.

    I've been considering becoming a complete vegetarian, and cease with milk and egg, sooner or later, as well, but I will see about that...
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  14. mixedemotions

    mixedemotions Forum Buddy

    hey, im a vegetarian and it is the best decision i ever made. it is amazing!! :smile:ive been one for 18 months now :smile:

    the only thing i mate about it tho is that my mam forces me to eat meat fish atleast once a week! i hate it! its so my "brain" works...well that is what she says.

    my doctor put me on iron tablets for a bit because i wasn't gettin enough in my diet due to not eating red meat....i never realluy understood but never mine, i don't have to take them now :biggrin:
  15. ari

    ari Staff Alumni

    I have been a vegiatarian all my fish, no any kind of meat.....I don't eat alot of dairy so I am mostly legumes, hate the i do lots of nuts,soy,vegies and fruits, oh and alot of whole grains..thats my story :)
  16. famous.last.words

    famous.last.words Forum Buddy

    I have been a veggie for nearly a year, and it was the best desicison i ever made. I started off eating fish, but after a week or so i had cut that out of my diet too. I drink soya milk, and aviod most dairy products, so i guess im borderline vegan. I dont eat ANY animal bi-products, and that can be weird, so many sweets and things arnt veggie, but you do get used to it.

    I dont feel like i miss anything. In my freezer i have sausages, chicken, beef, burgers and scampi - all of which are veggie or vegan! i love it.
  17. Hae-Gi

    Hae-Gi Banned Member

    Hmm, I have never tried anything that can be seen as scampi/shrimp replacement. That'd probably be nice...

    Damn I'm hungry, right now... -_- guess I need to fix food, soon... some dark chocolate isn't enough, after all...
  18. 2cents

    2cents Well-Known Member

    Hello there again, just an update of how i've been doing on my journey to the tofu land.
    its day 25th & so far so good, been able to adjust here & there though i got to do make some exception on my staple food - instant noodle (the vegetarian one is rather tasteless & unappetizing perhaps not enough msg :laugh:, so i choose to eat any flavor just for instant noodle)
    instant noodle is the greatest invention for poor student like me, all hail! :biggrin:
  19. dreamer

    dreamer Well-Known Member

    I've been a vegetarian my whole life. Its not difficult for me because its all I've known. Having never eaten meat, i have nothing to compare my diet against. I've looked healthly my whole life and until recently i never really thought it was bad to be raised veggie. The problem with a veggie diet is the lack of protein. People say that you still get protein in a veggie diet but its still different in a meat diet. I think its because you get all the protein nutrition in its correct proportions. I think its okay for people to become veggie later in life but its a risk to begin a vegetarian because a developing body and mind needs its nutrients. I sometimes wonder if my mind problems would be less apparent if i was raised on meat.

  20. Hae-Gi

    Hae-Gi Banned Member

    I wish I had been raised on a vegetarian diet... :sad: I'm kind of jealous of you, I must say.

    I doubt your mind has got problems, due to your lifetime vegetarian diet... soy protein, for instance, is a much more potent protein than that in meat. Although fish is actually healthy... but it is not right to continue eating fish, since the oceans are being emptied of fish. In a not too distant future, the oceans will barely have any life, if any, perhaps, even... possibly, all life will disappear once the fish does... plankton and other microscopic animals will take over completely, since no fish eat them, thus actually causing their own death, in time. Needless to say, all animals that live on fish will also die. One can only wonder what consequences the lack of life in the oceans will have on life on land, too... it is my suspicion that the bugs will take over... the bugs always win, in the end, after all.