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I Am a Vegetarian

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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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    Almost 10 years, in november.

    It's insane that it's been than long. Technically I am lacto-vegetarian. Most people consider me vegan though.
    Chrossy Chrossy 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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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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    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 a week ago

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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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    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 donโ€™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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    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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    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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    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 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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    I am a vegetarian and do not eat meat

    or fish. I also like wearing leather. You can find this on my profile and the picture of me wearing this studded biker jacket. Many people think that if you wear leather you cannot be vegetarian. Well my view is simply that most animals, cattle, sheep and pigs are bred for their...
    rockerlinda15 rockerlinda15 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day 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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    Pledge to Eat Veg 30 Day Challenge!

    Join the Pledge to Eat Veg 30 Day Challenge Here: http://www.experienceproject.com/challeng... By participating in the 'Pledge to Eat Veg 30 Day Challenge', you will be helping animals, and the environment! In addition, you will be doing something terrific for yourself &mdash...
    PETAme PETAme 31-35 21 Responses Jan 1, 2009

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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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 5

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    I've been vegetarian

    for 3 months and I'm doing really well ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
    SorryImClarice SorryImClarice 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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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.
    JackH19 JackH19 18-21, M 12 Responses 3 days ago

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    animegirl110699 animegirl110699 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 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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    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 1 Response Jul 28

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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 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I love food but I've become quite ignorant

    regarding what I'm actually eating and I feel guilty about it, so starting today I'm not going to eat meat. Any tips? What's your favourite food?
    JackH19 JackH19 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 22

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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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    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 6 Responses 20 hrs ago

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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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    Been a vegetarian since January 6th of this

    year ๐ŸŒš๐Ÿ’• Really would like to become a vegan, I'm transitioning into it โค๏ธโค๏ธ
    GabriellaFae GabriellaFae 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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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'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 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I destet the brutal, imoral

    and industrialized cynical way of treating animals as they didn't have rights. The meat industry also are responsible for 37% (37%) of the planet's cO2 emissions.
    roadkill1959 roadkill1959 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Large sautรฉ mushrooms,

    sweet potato rosti and avocado! Come at me!!
    Lotusflower80 Lotusflower80 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 2 Responses Jul 3

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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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    Does anyone have any good tofu cooking recipes?

    I haven't had any luck with making it taste not like bland rubber
    elastrella elastrella 16-17, F 9 Responses Aug 15

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    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 27

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    Somewhat now. I've been eating salad with

    almonds everyday, I need help :(
    WWYDfan WWYDfan 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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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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    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 5 days ago

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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 3 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Food must come from earth,

    not from a womb.
    dahilia dahilia 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 6

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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 5 Responses Jul 22

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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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    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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