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Your views on vegetarians, vegans and.. fruitarians O.O
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so i've come to realise i'm a vegetarian without even really trying to be one, i do eat fish rarely though and don't really crave meat i suppose. i don't think it's wrong to eat animals or animal products such as dairy as i probably wouldn't be a happy young lady without meh dairy and eggs anyways i would like to get some of your views on these different lifestyles/diets
Fruitarianism: involves the practice of following a diet that includes fruits, nuts and seeds, without animal products, vegetables and grains

Veganism:is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, as well as an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of sentient animals. A follower of veganism is known as a vegan. meats, dairy, eggs even clothing made of animal products such as wool are avoided.

Vegetarianism:Vegetarianism is the practice of abstaining from consumption of meat (red meat, poultry and seafood). It may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter, such as animal-derived rennet and gelatin.

why do you think people would choose to eat this way?
how do you think you'd be/feel if on any of these diets?
have you ever been/ are on any of the above? if so how has it changed you or how do you feel about it?
or answer any way you like i guess, i'm just curious
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How do you people even survive?
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When I use to weigh a lot I did a all fruit diet for 10 days...lost 15 pounds. I am ok with ppl of all three
Categories as long as there not pushing their way of life on me...understanding others is ideal.
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People have several reasons to change their diets: Beliefs, principles, health choices, allergies, etc. I'm semi-vegetarian myself (I don't like to eat meat much, but I still have some at times), and I feel okay. What I am NOT okay with is with people who are vegetarian/vegan to bash on others because fo what they eat. it's a matter of respect.

Also, I'm one of the people that thinks thatthe actual bacon cult is disgusting. I don't like pork in any form.
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I hate the ones that say they do it because they feel sorry for the animals. The animals have already been fucking killed just so you can eat it, how do you think it'll feel when it finds out that you threw the meat away "because you feel sorry"for it?
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I don't have anything against any of the listed categories, per se. I tend to live and let live, as I have my own dietary restrictions, thanks to a number of food allergies. I do take issue with hypocrites and cognitive dissonance, however.

One of the women I used to work with was a vegan PETA member, and she would often chastise fellow employees for buying any meat related products - even people buying milk for their cereal got an earful from her. I was working in the employee cafeteria, but I didn't have the authority to treat her like a rude customer, and kick her out. After months of dealing with her doing this on a weekly basis, she comes into the cafeteria one day, to show off the new and expensive leather jacket and boots she just bought. Not even a few minutes later, she's telling off yet another employee who had the audacity to buy a burger for lunch.

Granted, I think this says more about PETA members than about people with dietary concerns. I just find that the irony was either completely lost on her, or she was somehow able to justify it through cognitive dissonance. (Or, y'know, she's just one of those "do as I say, not as I do" types.)
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haikinka wrote:

I hate the ones that say they do it because they feel sorry for the animals. The animals have already been fucking killed just so you can eat it, how do you think it'll feel when it finds out that you threw the meat away "because you feel sorry"for it?


well i guess people are free to feel how ever they wish to, no matter how strange it may seem to others, BUT i really do wish that they would realise untill the day that at least 50% of the population decide to stop eating meat, the meat industry will still exist -.- and it's actually quiet anoying when they try to push themselves unto others to follow their way of life.. and yes it is a way of life.. eating,sleeping,breathing the basic foundations of friggen life and it's not okay to force other people to change that, because that's just bullshit. Yes even if they don't eat the meat someone else will, heck i will.. if they dont want that bacon i sure want it.
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I am a vegetarian too It's my choice, and I'm not going to, nor should somebody ever push that way of life on somebody else. It's their choice, not yours. I'm not going to tell somebody that they're the devil because they eat meat.

I don't have anything against any of those eating habits. Fruitarianism does confuse me a bit though, but I'm not vegetarian for the health reasons, purely ethical reasons, so I suppose I wouldn't understand.
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Spazticus wrote:

I don't have anything against any of the listed categories, per se. I tend to live and let live, as I have my own dietary restrictions, thanks to a number of food allergies. I do take issue with hypocrites and cognitive dissonance, however.

One of the women I used to work with was a vegan PETA member, and she would often chastise fellow employees for buying any meat related products - even people buying milk for their cereal got an earful from her. I was working in the employee cafeteria, but I didn't have the authority to treat her like a rude customer, and kick her out. After months of dealing with her doing this on a weekly basis, she comes into the cafeteria one day, to show off the new and expensive leather jacket and boots she just bought. Not even a few minutes later, she's telling off yet another employee who had the audacity to buy a burger for lunch.

Granted, I think this says more about PETA members than about people with dietary concerns. I just find that the irony was either completely lost on her, or she was somehow able to justify it through cognitive dissonance. (Or, y'know, she's just one of those "do as I say, not as I do" types.)


either it was faux fur.. or waste of space human being.. gosh i'm going to far -.- ugh.. what is wrong with me today
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mau5undead wrote:


Spazticus wrote:

I don't have anything against any of the listed categories, per se. I tend to live and let live, as I have my own dietary restrictions, thanks to a number of food allergies. I do take issue with hypocrites and cognitive dissonance, however.

One of the women I used to work with was a vegan PETA member, and she would often chastise fellow employees for buying any meat related products - even people buying milk for their cereal got an earful from her. I was working in the employee cafeteria, but I didn't have the authority to treat her like a rude customer, and kick her out. After months of dealing with her doing this on a weekly basis, she comes into the cafeteria one day, to show off the new and expensive leather jacket and boots she just bought. Not even a few minutes later, she's telling off yet another employee who had the audacity to buy a burger for lunch.

Granted, I think this says more about PETA members than about people with dietary concerns. I just find that the irony was either completely lost on her, or she was somehow able to justify it through cognitive dissonance. (Or, y'know, she's just one of those "do as I say, not as I do" types.)


either it was faux fur.. or waste of space human being.. gosh i'm going to far -.- ugh.. what is wrong with me today


It was genuine leather. I also think the waste of space descriptor is accurate. She also alienated a lot of our co-workers (she was a waitress in a resort hotel's restaurant... It's a little odd for someone with such convictions to get a job in the food industry.)
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I don't mind vegans but I hate it when they nag about it, sure be a vegan but don't make drama out of it, specially these diet vegan is healthy bullshit but being a vegan isn't for everyone and its health risky. My sister knew a person that was vegan and he died at the age of 25 because his body couldn't dis ingest food from vegan diet so it started to eat itself from inside and he had a heart attack, then she knew more true vegans with the right diets as well and their health just couldn't afford to keep up with it. Fruitarianism is a diet that is mostly never healthy as well it will destroy the health of the person, seeds and nuts is a bad solution to take instead of meat, its like saying every person can drink milk without side effects, unless your family generation were eating seeds and nuts for centuries u wont be able to live on them.
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I eat PETA for breakfast. So does my dog.
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i am really open minded with food cause ill try anything and keep eating it if i like the taste and i just happen to enjoy meat more than plants
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Like TorekO says, I'm fine with all of them, everyone has their reasons, yet I am pretty annoyed at the naggers and people that try to convert people.

Just do what you can, and talk about why you personally enjoy it, and if people want to give it a shot, they'll try it, and if not, well no big deal.

Whatever anyone does, if they are just starting for the first time they really need to read up on how to do it. Fruitarianism sounds problematic, because while there are lots of vegetables with some form of protein, I don't know what fruits do.

I do find it a bit sad that vegans don't eat honey though!
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Jimshorts wrote: I do find it a bit sad that vegans don't eat honey though!


I understand that there are some who do; amusingly enough, they refer to themselves as "beegans."
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