I Used to Be a Vegetarian

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    At Age 5

    When I was five I decided I was going to be a vegetarian to be like my best friend, who was older. I was a vegetarian until age eight, when my mom made me eat a chicken nugget from McDonalds... mmmmmmm..... I never looked back! I love chicken nuggets! And steak too.
    jubilee93 jubilee93
    18-21, F
    May 4, 2011

    I Was a Vegetarian For 13 Years

    I was a vegetarian for 13 years--mostly for environmental and political reasons.  I recently began eating a small amount of locally raised, native animals, however.  Some of my decision has been based upon nutritional ideas, but most of it has been based upon the same...
    sugnim sugnim
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 20, 2008

    10 Years...

    I was vegetarian for 10years, it started with a bit of chicken - actually a lot of chicken I must've eaten several in the space of a few days. Last night I had bacon, and I'm going for steak dinner soon - the horrible thing is I'm actively looking for meat when making my meal...
    MarleyBow MarleyBow
    26-30, F
    Oct 28, 2013

    Healthy?

    Honestly, I don't see how anyone can think that vegetarianism is healthy. I have seen studies that show strong co-relational and causal relationships between vegetarianism and depression, excessive weight gain, intestinal irregularities (cysts, etc.), organ failure, and generally...
    nyahplay nyahplay
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 8, 2011

    I Lasted Two Years!

    I can safely say now I don't worry if I am going to survive anther week without meat or fish!  I would say that when I was a vegetarian, there was a time when I actually felt really healthy and I think it maybe a good idea to eat lighter stuff sometimes. However I had to begin...
    mariekharaz mariekharaz
    22-25
    Mar 23, 2011

    I was vegetarian for 1.

    5 years until recently. For moral reasons aswell. But I've started eating free range meat again at home. Not to enjoy. Purely for health benefits. Just as a trial to see what happens with my personal mental and physical health. I won't eat meat out. But yeah. I feel bad but I...
    SecretBoyBrian SecretBoyBrian
    26-30
    2 Responses May 29, 2014

    I was a vegetarian for almost three years.

    I don't really remember why I stopped, but I did. And now I'm learning that a huge reason why our brains developed and grew smarter when we were just Neanderthals was because we ate meat.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 22, 2015
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