I Am a Pescatarian

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 99 People

    Two weeks ago, I stopped eating all meat,

    except seafood. I plan on refraining from eating mammals for the rest of my life. I realized that when I became very mindful of what I was eating, I can not consciously eat an animal. The suffering of these animals is immense, and I no longer choose to be a part of it. I...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Nov 13, 2015

    Recently.....

    i have only became a pescatarian a week ago and it is totally amazing. it now makes my life so much easier.   im not a lover of meat and tryin to find meat i do like has always been tricky but now no need..... i dont eat it...... woo
    yorkyboi yorkyboi
    22-25
    Aug 29, 2008

    Sustainability

    I haven't really thought much about being pescatarian. Overall I admit being an idiot when it comes to things like nutrition, which leads to me still eating seafood, but I cut out poultry and red meat a long time ago. I grew up kosher, so we never ate pork, and only got meat from...
    DeenMan DeenMan
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 8, 2013

    i am pescetarian,, even it quite hard b,

    coz whole of my family and friends are meat eater,, and i,m practicing Islam,, so it's very rare we could find a moslem person not eating meat..... sorry about the English grammar,, cant speak english very well,,,
    pearlnadya pearlnadya
    22-25, F
    Sep 5, 2014

    Pesce-Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian For Health Reasons

    I think eating animals is perfectly natural. If someone want's to eat steak I'm not going to judge them for being a product of their own evolution as a species we are designed to be omnivores. But that doesn't mean I don't care about animal welfare. It's the cramped conditions I...
    RainbowLadybird RainbowLadybird
    26-30
    May 1, 2013

    No Hypocrisy Please!

    Vegans and vegetarians don’t approve of us, nor do the average omnivores. Whatever! Who cares?!   I first became a Pescatarian over a month ago and it’s the best decision I could have ever made for myself. Throughout my entire life I ignorantly ate meat and even...
    Dariah Dariah
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2010

    I Have Been a Pescatarian For Over 20 Yrs..

    I have been a pescatarian for 21 yrs. I stopped eating red meat at 16 then around 18 I gave up poultry and I tried to be a Vegetarian for a few years. The only slip ups I have had is when I met my husband , and he didn't understand what it detailed to be a...
    catlover7731 catlover7731
    41-45
    1 Response Aug 27, 2009

    Posh Pescatarian - Adventures In Sustainable Seafood

    I have been a pescatarian for more than 10 years and have enjoyed the experience from day one. I  initially made the lifestyle change for health reasons - meat was no longer my friend - but later (much later) realized the issues surrounding sustainable seafood. I'll admit...
    poshpescatarian poshpescatarian
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2009
    wannabeweightless wannabeweightless
    16-17, F
    Sep 5, 2014

    Outcasted By Vegans

    I've recently had a really bad experience dealing with other vegetarians now that I've fully "demoted" myself to Pescetarianism. I was visiting a close friend of mine last night, who I haven't seen in a while. She's raw vegan. In response to my "loosening of morals...
    divineandrogyne divineandrogyne
    22-25
    9 Responses Sep 27, 2008

    Becoming a pescatarian was a long process of

    trial and error for me. FIrst vegetarian , then chicken and fish… now just fish. I know its hard for people to understand, but i simply cannot eat mammals or birds. Mammals especially! They love and nurse their young and the treatment of them and birds is so horrifying to me...
    danalp1230 danalp1230
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 18, 2014

    I need protein that's

    why I became a Pescatarian
    Hotelimpossiblefan Hotelimpossiblefan
    26-30, M
    Oct 11, 2015
    Hhh123451992 Hhh123451992
    22-25, F
    Feb 5

    Veggies And Fish

    I think the most perfect healthy meal is steamed veggies and grilled fish. I have not eaten meat since I 13. I have eaten fish for about 8 years. I kept it a secret for a while. I try to eat healthy and I think sustainable fish is OK.
    kindyhope kindyhope
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2012

    Overfishing

    I've recently become a pescatarian. A lot of the time I say I'm a vegetarian just because when you say "I'm a pescatarian", most people don't know what that is and it turns into a very long discussion. I would be worried to become totally vegetarian because I don't...
    CGervaso13 CGervaso13
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 30, 2007

    I Seriously Have No Choice

    I have food allergies. If I eat meat, shellfish, dairy products and anything with processed sugar in it, I end up having these rashes all over my skin. People ask why Im so skinny well, try having a lot of restrictions and no junk food at all and you'll surely end up just as...
    CantankerousBabe CantankerousBabe
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 9, 2013

    Colon Cancer

    Hi! :) I am new to being a pescatarian. I am on my 6th week and not doing too bad. My grandmother (who is the most important person in my world) was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. The doctors informed me that her having colon cancer means that my chances of getting are...
    Soonergurl Soonergurl
    31-35, F
    Oct 1, 2009

    Pescatarian Exchange Student

    Hi all - working with a cultural exchange program and one of our semester applicants from German is a Pescatarian. Would like to locate a family that maintains the same type of dietary lifestyle interested in learning more about being a host.
    usaexchange usaexchange
    56-60
    Oct 28, 2012

    Vegetarian Eats Fish; World Still Spins

    For the last couple years I've added fish to my vegetarian diet. It seemed to address some health stuff I was running into, like needing help rebuilding injured muscle, that kind of thing. Now I'm not so sure it's a good idea, with overfishing and mercury and other concerns...
    humdinger humdinger
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 25, 2007

    I Love Joe Pesci!!!

    I remember the day i became a 'pescatarian' just like it was yesterday. my life has not been the same since.  a fellow pescatarian showed me the secret hand shake (you guys know what i'm talkin about) and the pescatarian theme song "the answer my friend is a pescatarian...
    pesci pesci
    26-30
    Aug 18, 2008

    Neither Nor

    i stopped eating meat about two years ago and intended to be a vegetarian but found i missed dairy products and fish to much so then just started to eat them rarely and try to be a vegetarian most of the time but thats just lying to yourself you are either a true vegetarian or...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2012

    It Wasn't My Choice...

    I live in California. I love(d) meat. Rare bloody steaks and all. Then, the gallstones hit. And the unspoken recession. I have medi-cal, which will only remove my gallbladder if it is killing me. So, I had to experiment with food. I learned that I also have IBS, and that I...
    SolSkinn SolSkinn
    31-35
    1 Response Aug 31, 2009

    I Blame My Dad!

    Sadly, I'm only 15 so I apparantly don't have the choice... I would be a vegetarian but I'm not allowed...which sucks. Fish get the rough end of the stick!
    CarinaM CarinaM
    16-17
    Jul 27, 2009

    I am a pescatrian because it's the closest I

    can be to vegetrian without getting sick due to personal problems. I never did like the way meat tasted anyways but when it comes to shellfish and some fish I just can't say no. Sorry little water creatures!
    RedDog123321 RedDog123321
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2015

    Lets Be Clear

    To me, there is nothing wrong with eating animals, it's a part of life . It's not inhumane to me , for a person to eat a steak or ribs. I've decided to stop eating meat , not to save animals lives , but because the things being passed of as food are not only unhealthy but creates...
    IronicAppeal IronicAppeal
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2013

    college doesnt have enough vegetables to be

    sustained on. i swear im not picky but does everything have to be covered in liquid cheese.... ah alas, halibut for dinner!! oh, super fried and served alongside chickenfried steak :/
    mocksea mocksea
    26-30, F
    Apr 27, 2015

    A Constant Journey

    I became totally vegan 2 years ago when I met my close friend and at the time bf. He didn't force me to become Vegan at the time. Only supplied me with information and I made my choices. I gradually cut out dairy from my diet and meat was only eaten in small amounts when I went...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 31, 2013

    Considering....?

    Hello everyone! So I have always been a meat eater, and never thought I could be vegetarian. So a couple of things have happened recently to make think I could move to just eating fish. 1. We started a fish night - and I now realize that fish can taste good - and not like the...
    Nicolita Nicolita
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2010
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