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What do you think of vegetarianism/Veganism
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Posted 12/9/13 , edited 10/13/14
I have been a vegetarian for three years now. I am a horrible picky eater, and I never really liked any kind of meat beforehand. All I ate before I was a vegetarian was shrimp and pepperoni. The only reason why I ate those was because they were in foods I like ie pizza and shrimp fettuccine alfredo. I gave up those meats and soda because I wanted to be healthier, but shrimp and pepperoni offer no nutritional value. Now all I eat is healthy food and drink tea. It is kind of like being on a diet, but it is not so bad as you think. I am also only 120 pounds, and that is impressive for sitting around all day like a lump. *cough* I also have very clear skin.

Edit: I also looked through a few comments, and I was a little displeased with a few. I do not believe I am righteous or high-and-mighty because I am a vegetarian. In fact, being a vegetarian sometimes can be a hindrance. A few people in my high school have sent me disturbing photos of slaughtered animals to my iPad (each student is given an iPad at our school). In no way did I think it was funny or cute. It was disgusting and horrible. I had to show the principal at one point because one girl kept sending them during class, and it was a form of bullying.

I also do not promote vegetarianism either. It does cost more, but you have to pay the price to stay healthy nowadays. I also took a nutritional class at a college during the summer for my GenEd. I learned what vitamins were crucial for me, and now I make sure I get them in some form or another. I understand that pills are not healthy for your kidneys, so I make sure I get the nutrition through foods usually. Remember, I am not a vegetarian because of ethical values or religious ideals. I am simply a vegetarian because I am a damn picky eater and I wish to stay a little healthy since I am rarely active. Sorry for the long, annoying rant. I feel I have made my case.
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No problem with vegans, but i could never give up the good meats like chicken, lean turkey, Steak. Don't get me wrong, I like to eat my veggies too. But i need some juicy meat to go with them veggies you know
Posted 12/10/13 , edited 10/13/14
I am a vegetarian. I just can't tolerate the smell of meat or the taste. It makes me sick to the stomach. People who eat fast food places should watch Food Inc. and see the kind of meat you eat. I don't think that being vegetarian has anything to do with politics. I think it's just a personal choice. A lot of people do it for health issues, some just do it because they wanted too. Being vegetarian does have a lot of positive outcomes. I understand that without meat you lack in protein and such but there are other forms to get it i.e vitamin pills. My skin is a lot more clearer and healthier. Maintaining my weight hasn't been easier, and I have plenty more energy than before! Now vegan is a whole different story! ^_^; eliminating all types of foods with any type of animal source, that will be hard!
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Posted 12/12/13 , edited 12/12/13
MY SKIN PRETTIER THAN YOURS ^

NEED MOAR COW

AND MOAR CHIKIN

AND MOAR PORK

AND MOAR FISH

AND MOAR DEER


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21 / F / Balmer, Murlin
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Posted 12/12/13 , edited 12/12/13
Meat is tasty.

I get that some people can't stomach the thought of eating anything with a face. I understand. I just won't submit myself to a life of eating plants. Luckily, I've met few hardcore vegans/vegetarians who try to shove their diets down my throat. Those are annoying. Some say its for health, and some say hypocritical bullcrap like "I can't take another life for myself!" Plants are living things. We have to eat other things to live. It sucks if you think too much about it, but sadly, such is life.

Nothing against people with these kind of diets, though. Many of my friends are vegetarians. I just don't like the self-righteous ones (whom do exist, mind you, though they are not the majority by any means).

Eat whatever ya want. I'll do the same.
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Posted 10/12/14
I look up to them.
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31 / M / Minnesota, USA
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Posted 10/13/14
I am not a big fan of causing pain to anything that can feel it. I figure this world is painful enough for all involved. While I do care about the animals as well I mostly avoid meats if possible because I find the buchery etc...leading to said treat to be disgustingly gross.

I still eat some meat though mostly because my family makes it and worse than being gluttonous with it is wasting that animal's sacrifice.

For example my wife wanted me to take the skin off some drummies to prep them for a crockpot recipe. I was nauseous the next 24 hrs continualy picturing the disgustingness :'(.

If I had the option I would go vegetarian for sure, I could easily live without meat in my life. Note than I have no problem with animal products like milk, eggs, cheese, etc...
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31 / M / Minnesota, USA
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Posted 10/13/14

DarianNorthcut wrote:

I have been a vegetarian for three years now. I am a horrible picky eater, and I never really liked any kind of meat beforehand. All I ate before I was a vegetarian was shrimp and pepperoni. The only reason why I ate those was because they were in foods I like ie pizza and shrimp fettuccine alfredo. I gave up those meats and soda because I wanted to be healthier, but shrimp and pepperoni offer no nutritional value. Now all I eat is healthy food and drink tea. It is kind of like being on a diet, but it is not so bad as you think. I am also only 120 pounds, and that is impressive for sitting around all day like a lump. *cough* I also have very clear skin.

Edit: I also looked through a few comments, and I was a little displeased with a few. I do not believe I am righteous or high-and-mighty because I am a vegetarian. In fact, being a vegetarian sometimes can be a hindrance. A few people in my high school have sent me disturbing photos of slaughtered animals to my iPad (each student is given an iPad at our school). In no way did I think it was funny or cute. It was disgusting and horrible. I had to show the principal at one point because one girl kept sending them during class, and it was a form of bullying.

I also do not promote vegetarianism either. It does cost more, but you have to pay the price to stay healthy nowadays. I also took a nutritional class at a college during the summer for my GenEd. I learned what vitamins were crucial for me, and now I make sure I get them in some form or another. I understand that pills are not healthy for your kidneys, so I make sure I get the nutrition through foods usually. Remember, I am not a vegetarian because of ethical values or religious ideals. I am simply a vegetarian because I am a damn picky eater and I wish to stay a little healthy since I am rarely active. Sorry for the long, annoying rant. I feel I have made my case.


Bravo, I aplaud you and wish I could join in exactly what you've done. Ah well maybe someday :-/
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15 / F / Murica
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Posted 10/14/14
Who cares. Meat is delicious. OM NOM NOM NOM!

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21 / F / iowa
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Posted 10/14/14
I would become a vegetarian but I hate veggies and love kfc chicken and sausage pizza
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I think vegetarianism/veganism is fine.
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I admire them for their strong will power.
My grandfather was a vegan but he could cook a good pig.
My family says that the vegan lifestyle is the best but none of us practice it.
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24 / M / Scotland
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I'm not as keen on it as I used to be due to an argument about Miku Hatsune being a vegetarian - which certainly isn't the case. I still cringe at that small time period.

Either way, we're just not built for it. You can't have a diet without fat in it and therefor you can't have a vegetarian diet. It's unhealthy and just because we can do better doesn't necessarily mean we should. I understand the moral argument but we just can't take it.
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31 / M / Minnesota, USA
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Posted 10/14/14

aListers wrote:

I'm not as keen on it as I used to be due to an argument about Miku Hatsune being a vegetarian - which certainly isn't the case. I still cringe at that small time period.

Either way, we're just not built for it. You can't have a diet without fat in it and therefor you can't have a vegetarian diet. It's unhealthy and just because we can do better doesn't necessarily mean we should. I understand the moral argument but we just can't take it.


Let's clear something up here. Vegetarian diets can contain fats, proteins, etc... as well as any carnivor or omnivor diet. For example beans have tons of protein in them. And if you're a Vegetarian you're usualy not as strict as a Vegan [there's a difference] and therefore you're also able to eat eggs and dairy products which also provide proteins, sugars, and fats. But even on a strict Vegan diet you can get plenty of fats etc... Remember that vegetable oil and olive oil contains fat and both come from plants.
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Posted 10/15/14 , edited 10/15/14
If you don't want to eat meat that is your right, however, if a person choses to eat meat, that is their right as well.
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