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I Am a Vegetarian

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    Large sauté mushrooms,

    sweet potato rosti and avocado! Come at me!!
    Lotusflower80 Lotusflower80 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 24

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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 18-21, F 10 Responses Jun 26

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    So many people put that they are meat eaters,

    so i guess i am copying. I am a vegetarian. Any other vegetarians out there?
    marion75 marion75 36-40, F 10 Responses a week ago

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    Yesterday i binged on a feast of meat

    and today i start my 30 days of vegetarianism. I will be treating this as an experiment, and will document my weight, mood, and overall health throughout. I will also be doing my daily workout regimen, and will be staying away from saturated fats and generally unhealthy food. I...
    vraag vraag 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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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 have been a vegetarian

    for three months, and I can't go a day without getting made fun of by a family member. Even after I explained how much of a healthy lifestyle it is, does anyone else have this problem?
    DannyLee584 DannyLee584 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 28

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    PETAme PETAme 31-35 21 Responses Jan 1, 2009

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    I proud to be vegetarian 10 years!

    I think that killing animals for food It's not fair.
    Almogavital12 Almogavital12 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I think the people who complain the loudest

    about vegetarians and vegans, are the ones who have the hardest time dealing with their hypocrisy.
    DreamingDreamingDreaming DreamingDreamingDreaming 22-25, F Jul 28

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    I remember seeing the episode of The Simpsons

    called Lisa The Vegetarian as a kid and it really made me think about meat and how animals are killed for food. Two or three years ago i tried a cheeseburger again to see if i felt different about it but felt disgusted with myself and decided to never eat meat again.
    Darkstar101 Darkstar101 16-17, M Aug 4

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    Being a vegetarian in a meat eating family,

    is the worst. My family easily forget I don't eat meat, and sometimes they'll buy meat for me and i'll say "remember I'm a vegetarian. I'm 16 and I have never eaten meat, on purpose. My parents used to tell me that calamari were like onion rings. When I found out i threw up a...
    iseektobeme iseektobeme 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 21

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    am i the only one that orders a veggie sandwich

    and then takes off all the vegetables
    SarahsEP SarahsEP 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 5

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    This summer I am celebrating my 20th

    anniversary of becoming a vegetarian. I was 16 when a bus full of rainbow family hippies came through my home town. They called themselves "have a beautiful day cafe." They were all veggie and I wanted to be just like them. .
    Wanderlust1903 Wanderlust1903 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I never liked red meat

    as a child, but what really made me a veggie was my father. He worked in a meat factory and had to pack the meat, he once saw a collegue spit in the meat. He even told his boss but they didn't even care about it, the meat industry is just not right. They freeze the meat so long...
    mariam95 mariam95 18-21 1 Response 5 days ago

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    not quite a vegetarian yet.

    just trying to slowly work my way to it without depriving my body and mind of necessary nutrition.
    villaliving villaliving 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 18

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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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    Don't forget to go to the doctor frequently

    and get your health checked! We don't want to feel exhausted.
    mariam95 mariam95 18-21 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    As I drove passed where the free range cattle

    stayed I saw cute baby lambs some were eating the grass and some sat down calmly but I felt my stomach turn when I noticed their ears were tagged. And from that moment on I knew I'll be a Vegetarian one day. One time I witnessed that a sheep was brought inside a room to have its...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F Aug 4

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    I can't eat meat. It makes me sick.

    So its easy for me to be vegetarian. 😀
    SJ110 SJ110 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Hi im just going vegetarian

    and aside from fish and eggs, i dont eat meat. Im worried that now that my main source of protein is cut, i'm not getting enough. What other things can i eat? And am i going too "cold turkey"?
    owlabyss owlabyss 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 26

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    Today for lunch I had what I like to call a

    bowl full of vitamins. The ingredients are vegetable oil, minced garlic, chopped bell peppers, sliced tomatoes and spinach. If you are feeling adventurous, you can add seasoning like pepper or brown sugar.
    villaliving villaliving 31-35, M Aug 23

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    people keep saying that bananas will make you

    make you gain weight. **** that. eat the banana and skip the greasy burgers and fried chicken. eat as many ******* bananas as you want. you'll never gain a pound.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 15 Responses Jul 14

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    That doesn't mean I'll prevent anyone from

    eating beef or pork. Everyone has their own tastes and they must be permitted to eat what they want. Banning a food item is just not correct. Like the beef ban in India. It doesn't really concern me as I do not touch it. But thinking as a logical individual, how can a...
    rebelliousgal rebelliousgal 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 14

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    I've been a vegetarian

    for a week now. I feel absolutely great! Better than ever before! I haven't craved meat at all since starting either. I'm glad to done with it. Next step vegan! :)
    TreeOfNature TreeOfNature 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I'm 13 and a vegetarian

    and it's really hard to find food that j can make for me that goes with the rest of my family's meat loving meals. Help?
    sk8rkm77 sk8rkm77 13-15, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    People usually assume

    that it's for religious reasons, and they rebuke me for it as if I were starting some strange aberrant cult. My body won't tolerate meat, and my soul doesn't feel right about the suffering of animals. In the Bible, the Apostle Paul (unlike modern so-called apostles) said it...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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've been vegetarian

    for 3 months and I'm doing really well 😌👍🏼
    SorryImClarice SorryImClarice 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    16 years and still going strong.

    I love animals. I love them as I love myself. I have no desire to kill them or cause them harm.
    EmmaCollins EmmaCollins 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    SolarusXD SolarusXD 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Food must come from earth,

    not from a womb.
    dahilia dahilia 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 6

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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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    I have been a vegetarian

    for about 2 years now and I take no pills or stuff like that and feel fine what I wanna know is why do people take them, what do you miss out on in being a vegetarian
    aussieboyy aussieboyy 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    I try to be vegetarian

    because I think it's not right to kill animals and I don't think meat is always good for you with all the chemicals etc. My mum says its just a phase in going through and doesn't take me seriously and my dad mocks me. He calls me a hippy. It's so annoying. Just because I'm young...
    GeorgiaAllender13 GeorgiaAllender13 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've been a veggie little over a month now,

    not eating meat has been easy but my god do people give you bs about it.
    JakH20 JakH20 18-21, M 11 Responses Aug 26

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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 18 Responses Aug 24, 2014

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    Somewhat now. I've been eating salad with

    almonds everyday, I need help :(
    WWYDfan WWYDfan 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    Ok I haven't eaten meat in like 5 days in a row,

    like before I used to eat meat then don't eat meat for twos days and so on. But I'm really hella proud of me !!!! I have a really dumb question like vegetarian can eat dairy products and sea foods, or that's vegan that can't eat dairy products and see foods ? because if...
    lilacadventures lilacadventures 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Not yet I'm trying though.

    Meat makes me tired/sleepy. I ate meat today to see if it still makes me tired / sleepy and does.
    WWYDfan WWYDfan 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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    Trying to be a vegetarian,

    it's hard but I really want to do it. Especially when you're family is pro meat and there's no one I can talk to about it.
    lilacadventures lilacadventures 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 5

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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 15 Responses Feb 8

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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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