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I Am a Vegetarian

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    I Am Not But Some Vegetarians Are Hypocrites

    Post this story on I am not a vegetarian and think it is appropriate here also: I have a balance diet of vegetables, meat , seafood and consider myself heathy. The other day I was at a function and some people who where vegetarians said how could I eat meat. Think of all the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 20 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    People always tell me,

    "go eat meat like a real man." Since when does what I eat affect me being a "real man." Being a man has nothing to do with me and my choices on what I do and do not eat. So many people associate eating meat and being a "man" as something a guy has to do to be considered a man. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 3

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    It's one of the best decisions I have ever made.

    But it's hard as I live in the place where I'm the only vegetarian.
    nataliawww nataliawww 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 1, 2014

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    Being vegetarian is being kind to animals (the

    suffering animals go through to produce meat is myriad and sickening), it saves on vital resources and is healthy! The logical choice!
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 3, 2014

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    "I don't understand why you don't drink milk.

    " you don't understand the difference between a baby cow and an adult human?
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love the teeth argument.

    you know the one I'm talking about. "humans have canines so we're supposed to eat gobs of meat." however I'm pretty sure that all the great apes have those two. they look more like fangs actually. gorillas and orangutans are vegetarians. a chimp's diet is about 2% meat. they...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 10 Responses Feb 13

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    I eat Animal products like Milk,

    Eggs, & Cheese, but not the animal it comes from. I do eat Seafood though. I LOVE Seafood. Calamari all the way! That os what makes me Vegetarian and not a Vegan
    SophiaScinto31 SophiaScinto31 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 25

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    Am a vegetarian.. but not a pure vegetarian.

    I like eggs... other than eggs i dont eat any non veg items :)
    vickyvinoth vickyvinoth 26-30, M 3 Responses May 12

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    I've been a vegetarian

    for 5 years and it's probably the best thing I've done (and only thing I've stuck with this long). What's your favorite veggie meal? I loveeee morning star bean burgers!!
    giraffesmiles giraffesmiles 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    Pledge to Eat Veg 30 Day Challenge!

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    PETAme PETAme 31-35 21 Responses Jan 1, 2009

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    You know what annoys me?

    When someone finds out I'm vegetarian and they automatically assume I'm one of those people that forces their opinions on everyone. I don't tell anyone to stop eating meat. I am aware it is their choice and me being vegetarian is my own choice.
    arkaybee arkaybee 22-25, F 10 Responses Jun 26

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    My friend just became vegetarian

    and she's changed completely, it's like I've never seen herbivore.
    uberfuzz uberfuzz 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    ...for my own reasons.

    Eat whatever you want.
    Logic34 Logic34 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    My friends tend to joke around with me being

    vegetarian. I don't care because they are just like that and they come up with some really good ones. I know they aren't being serious about it. My step-dad says I should be a "real man" and eat meat. Reason #167 why I hate him (yes I really have a list.) Most of my step...
    FallennDemonn FallennDemonn 13-15, M 3 Responses May 8

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    I feel connected to livig beings.

    I believe that our souls are all the same.
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F Apr 17

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    Why is it that every time I eat cheese my

    stomach goes into a frenzy. It feels like a volcanic explosion about to happen within me. I love cheese so much and I can't let go of it but it really poisons my poor stomach. Does any vegetarian have this?
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet 22-25, F 2 Responses May 10

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    It's been 3 years and I still get hell

    for being vegetarian I'm so over it I don't condemn others and am fed up with the jabs and jokes Damn.
    ninipaz ninipaz 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 4

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    Been a year today since I've become a

    vegetarian. I honestly feel so much better in my health and my conscience.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 4

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    So Irritating

    I love my mother, I appreciate my mother, but it's getting so annoying coming over to her house on Sundays. It's like every Sunday she cooks something with meat in it, and gets pissed because I won't eat it. She's always like, "Well I'm not making another dinner." And I have to...
    KayKai KayKai 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian.

    Basically I don't eat anything that has a face. No animals. I'm a huge animal lover and I'm only 15.. So everybody gives me a hard time about it. Because apparently "you need meat to survive".. Oh ignorance...
    butterflyacid butterflyacid 16-17, F 19 Responses Aug 24, 2014

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    Not even Egg ...:p ..

    No spiritual reasons just vegan from first day & feels goooooood ...:)
    Eshan29 Eshan29 22-25 1 Response Jun 24

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    Am I a lowkey vegetarian?

    The only reason why I don't eat any kind of meat is because I do not enjoy the taste and smell Ugh When I tell people Im veggie they look at me like Im from another planet, I don't do it much for the animals lol But maybe I should start telling that to people so they don't try...
    zhr014 zhr014 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Copmassionate Eater

    I have been a vegetarian on and off.  I lived in countries where it was hard to be just because there were not enough healthy food choices. Then I read a book by Jane Goodall called Harvest of Hope and did more research and I now eat mostly organic. I live in the midwest and...
    divekyra divekyra 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 2, 2006

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    But feel I should be vegan.

    I believe not eating animal flesh makes us calmer, kinder people.
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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    It's healthier for me

    and the environment
    HoloTheWiseWolf HoloTheWiseWolf 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 2, 2014

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    Just because I'm a vegetarian doesn't mean I

    eat healthy all the time, don't get me wrong salads are great, but it's not all we eat.
    avg123 avg123 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    Co-worker: "Did you have a nice Thanksgiving?

    " Me: "Yes, I did, what about you?" Co-worker: "I ate too much haha" Me: "Haha yea me too." Co-worker: "What did you even eat?" Me: "What do you mean?" Co-worker: "Well you're a vegetarian.. What do you eat for Thanksgiving if not turkey, ham, or chicken?" Me: "Everything else...
    FutileSuperiority FutileSuperiority 22-25 3 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    I Am a Vegetarian And I absolutely love it.

    I'm not a preachy vegetarian; in fact, a lot of people I know don't even know or remember that I am half the time. It's not for ethical or health reasons (though it truly is healthy), but it's really just a preference. Of course I know a-holes that shove something in my face...
    TuffGhost TuffGhost 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    People dont give a **** about what you eat

    until you tell them youre vegetarian or vegan! Its so annoying! They tell you what nutrients you dont get without animal products yet i eat way healthier than most meat eaters.
    darkskies7 darkskies7 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Look at the smoothie I got,

    it tastes like heaven!!
    teenageapple teenageapple 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Typically, i am a vegetarian just in the summer

    because ive chosen summer as my super training season. I train very hard everyday over summer because school isnt in the way of my training. I eat very healthy over this time period so i can keep my body in shape to enhance training.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 31

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    at about sixteen I started to realize

    that I wasn't really eating what I wanted to eat. I was accepting societal norms. initially, as a child, I didn't want to eat chicken, ham, beef, fish... not to deter those who want to become vegetarians for health or moral reasons but I think some people are just born more...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    Yup! I'm a vegetarian.

    :) And pls STOP confusing us with Vegans. We have milk and many other products made from it. And I have no vendetta against people who are Non-Vegetarians or Vegans. To each, his own. :)
    KamasutraGirl KamasutraGirl 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    I am. It's just, I like to stay healthy

    and I love animals. People always joke around with me being a vegetarian and all but in the end they are just joking. I started going vegetarian when I was 14. One thing I dislike is when people confuse vegans and vegetarians. "What's the difference?" I hate when people ask that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jun 6

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    Been a proud lacto-vegetarian

    since age 10 and now working towards full veganism! Also planning on opening a vegan restaurant in the future! yaaaay!
    athenadivide athenadivide 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    Okay not really, but I do agree with the idea

    of it. First of all, unless you hunt, skin, and eat the meat that goes into your digestive system, chances are you'll have had ground meat before, and other deli meats, most of which are not much healthier. The reason why is because ground meat mostly consists of fat and cereal...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 18-21 1 Response May 18

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    buddiesj buddiesj 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Ex-pescetarian, turned ovo lacto vegetarian!

    !!! Time to buy omega-3's lol
    Lovealot800 Lovealot800 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    New year and Christmas is the hardest time you

    see meat everywhere :( dead animals are everywhere :(
    nataliawww nataliawww 26-30, F 12 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I can't go one family gathering without someone

    asking, "you want some grass." I'm surprised I haven't stabbed any of them. Something else to note is that I'm a Lacto-vegetarian. This, in case you didn't know, means I don't consume meat, poultry, eggs and sea-food but I do consume dairy products.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I have been a vegetarian

    for 2 months and a half so far. I decided to become vegetarian from watching P.e.t.a videos and ever since became disgusted by the fact that meat is a dead animal. The image of the animal before its been put in stores made me overcome with so much sadness, knowing it never did...
    Chinami9 Chinami9 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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    It was a weird experience.

    I still am, but this one experience was so interesting and I'm sure so few have had it as well... At this point I was 16, and had been a vegetarian for 3 years. My family was not vegetarian, but strongly respected me and my choices. We'd always have finical issues but we could...
    DeRosethorn DeRosethorn 18-21, F 1 Response May 21

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    Ignorance Is Not An Excuse

    It doesn't take a genius to know that humans are not very different from other animals, so even as a child, the love and respect I had for people extended to animals and other creatures also. My first real issue with eating animals came with the sudden realisation of exactly...
    lipbloss lipbloss 36-40, F 26 Responses Dec 9, 2010

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    Why To Be.

    First this post is only for those who wish to go vegetarian and needs a little push, and those who are already vegetarian and , who would appreciate a little appreciation. If you enjoy meat, please don’t get angry about this; for I agree life is short enjoy it. ( I had nothing...
    anathema09 anathema09 26-30, M 12 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    Its been almost 6 weeks then im gonna

    transition into a vegan eventually
    darkskies7 darkskies7 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 8

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    Vegetarian - doesn't eat meat (including chicken

    and fish) Vegan - doesn't eat meat, eggs, cow milk or any other products from animals. Then there are even more versions of those two. Stop mixing up the meaning of the words, people! ;)
    lindamerja lindamerja 26-30, F 2 Responses May 13

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    Well, I am starting from today.

    I never thought I would be able to do it but I am 100% determined. When I want to eat meat I will just think of the precious little animals and I will know I'm doing the right thing for me.
    amysfc95 amysfc95 18-21, F 16 Responses