I Want to Be a Vegetarian

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 155 People

    Easing Into It

    I really don't eat all that much meat, haven't for years. I eat chicken and am trying to eat less of it. I don't think I'll ever be able to give up eggs or milk...I love my ice cream too much! My problem is that I really don't like many vegetables! It would be easier if I...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist
    51-55, F
    Sep 6, 2010

    Many Reasons Why

    I don't want to be a vegetarian because I looked into the big brown eyes of a cow and couldn't do it anymore. I didn't get a guilt trip from the animals we eat, I just think that there are so many logical reasons for being a vegetarian. One is the cruelty to the animals, in the...
    blynnbarrister blynnbarrister
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2010

    I Need Tips

    The only reason why i'm still not a vegetarian is i'm afraid for my health, as I already had severe anemia. They nearly thought I had leukemia. But I spontaneously healed, for an unknow reason, my blood test the month after were better. And six months then, they were perfect. But...
    deleted deleted
    May 28, 2012

    Well Then..

    I want to be a vegetarian. I've cut pork and most beef out of my diet. But, I was born to a very... *coughs* redneck family. I was raised on the family dairy farm/slaughter house. And they are all about eating meat. They are judgmental and extremely mean. I think. For next year...
    MallaryNicole MallaryNicole
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2012

    Slowly Trying

    I really want to get more meatless meals that are easy and inexpensive to make!  Hubby & I are trying to eliminate red meat slowly.  I have been substituting pork and he's using poultry...for now.  We're even cutting down on those more than we had been. ...
    debmichelle debmichelle
    Jun 4, 2008

    Meat...not So Good For Me

    I am having the hardest time making the switch, for two main reasons. First is that I currently live at home and every meal here consists of not just meat but almost primarily meat (seriously, steak and crab and no veggie to go with it), second is just a matter of willpower...
    celandine celandine
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 12, 2007

    The desire to become a vegetarian struck me a

    year or so ago. At first, it was just the willing to clear the blood of innocent creatures off my hands, but then, as I discovered more and more about the way the meat products are being produced, I understood that there's no way I could be a meat-eater afterwards. So, I did...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 17, 2014

    I'm torn. I know a lot about nutrition

    and proper dietary balance. My husband is allergic to dairy. I'm allergic to wheat and have other food sensitivities that cause migraines and other symptoms. My daughter inherited both our allergies. We have not had any dairy products in the house since my daughter was born. I...
    frostyflower frostyflower
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2014

    Making a Positive Difference In the World

    Today is the day I stop committing sins and become a vegetarian. As humans we have the ability and the responsibility to make a change in this world of ours. Millions and Millions of innocent animals are being violently slaughtered for the pleasure of humans. How sick is this...
    twinkypink twinkypink
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2007

    I watched this documentary on animal slaughter

    houses and it's just disgusting the pain they inflict on those animals you can just hear the torture and agony from their helpless screams and whines. I personally would never have the decency to kill and torture an animal for food. I can't even step on ants I feel bad.. I just...
    deleted deleted
    25 Responses Feb 20, 2016


    This 2013 I have decided to clean up my act. So far, so good. i have cut meat completely out of my diet..I have been eating salads, fruits. But with my grad school lifestyle, I don't get to cook much. I have stocked up on frozen veggies but I am not so sure just how "healthy...
    reenfree reenfree
    1 Response Jan 22, 2013

    I have made it a vow to be a vegetarian

    until Christmas, at least. I also have made a vow to myself to stop caring for people who will never care about me.
    whyusteens whyusteens
    16-17, F
    Nov 27, 2015

    HELP Me !!

    I'm like a huge animal lover and when I eat meat I don't really think about where it came from and stuff. But now I just can't stop imagining all these poor cattle and animals stuffed in some dumpy farm waiting to be killed all their life... I quite enjoy kfc and such so it will...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 3, 2008

    Hi EP Any vegetarians out there?

    I'm thinking of becoming one because I do not really enjoy meet. I cook it often for family gatherings and such. But it's really not something I enjoy all the time. How do you transition to becoming one?
    Joyfulone1 Joyfulone1
    41-45, F
    Sep 25, 2014
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    2 Responses May 1, 2015

    Saying Goodbye to Meat, and I Have No Idea How to Get Started!

    I have been wanting to stop eating meat for a long time; I just honestly have no idea how.  Any ideas on websites for beginners that need dieting ideas? I feel crappy most of the time (physically) and this is with working out regularly and taking vitamins. It is also SO...
    bluehouseyes bluehouseyes
    22-25, F
    Sep 2, 2008

    But Not Right Now!

    One day I will be a vegetarian. Is not a matter of health, is a matter of conscience. To kill an animal just to eat his dead body is one of the most primitive and irrational customs of our time. Unfortunately right now I live with my parents, so it’s very hard to avoid meat...
    mellowarrior mellowarrior
    22-25, M
    Jun 5, 2012

    Not 100%

    I'm not enough of an idealist to completely stop eating meat, without even mentioning lazy. Still, with a bit more of planning what I eat next, I could pretty easily drop the meat eating near to none. It wouldn't be that big chance to how I'm living now, I eat meat mainly on top...
    Fearofsilence Fearofsilence
    18-21, F
    Aug 2, 2010

    Wanting To Be A Veggie

    Hi! Well i've wanted to be a vegetarian for some time now but, at the moment i'm not very healthy and i want to wait until i'm a healthy weight. But, i was wondering what other ways could i recieve the stuff i get from meat like protein also i was wondering if taking out a...
    j3ssica j3ssica
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2013

    I Need Help To Become A Vegetarian

    I always hated eating animals but I'm too weak to change and my family doesn't support me. I tried once but we are pretty broke and that sometimes meant if I didn't eat meat I couldn't eat anything else. Any suggestions?
    LaylaWheel LaylaWheel
    22-25, F
    Jul 13, 2013

    I eat a lot more fruits & veggies

    than ever before. Some days I don't even miss meat. My son has migraines, & I suspect that some of its due to his diet, as his pediatrician suggested years ago, but try getting a kid to not eat pizza. He's 17 now, but I haven't haven't given up trying to feed him well. Just...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Feb 18, 2016
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife
    46-50, F
    Feb 18, 2016


    I really think I want to be a vegetarian. I've never really been fond of meat, and I don't eat much of it now anyway. It would probably be easy for me to stop completely. It's just hard living in a house with about 10 people that all eat meat when you're trying to give it up...
    WatchMeFly WatchMeFly
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2009

    Starting Now

    Auschwitz begins whenever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they are only animals. --Theodor Adorno     well said. I'm starting now.
    Sabra Sabra
    Jul 19, 2009

    It is so hard. Of course I feel awful

    for the inhumane slaughter! I'm even more disgusted by the condition that the meat is in after the animal is killed. Also all the hormones and chemicals the animals are treated with are a scary thought. But I feel like I was born to be a carnivore. And i feel guilty after eating...
    cassieeeeeeeeee cassieeeeeeeeee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2014


    But I always feel so sick if I don't eat some sort of meat... 
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    Sep 3, 2008
    AngelOfDeath92 AngelOfDeath92
    22-25, F
    Dec 26, 2015

    Converting From Idealist to Activist.

    i want to stand up against that which is wrong, rather than simply identifying and cataloging my own ideas. i need to be more impulsive.
    Issac95 Issac95
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2008

    I am going over my friends house

    for 3 days and I am trying to be a vegetarian. So I kindly asked her if she could not serve meat when I'm over since I like the taste of meat and its hard for me to say no. She told me "No because she mostly eats meat." I am going to the races with her and she knows I don't...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints
    22-25, F
    Jun 13, 2014

    If you guys are having trouble I just watched

    this right now and I am DONE done with meat! DONE WITH MEAT I SAY I have watched so many abuse videos and this changed me please watch it if you really want to be a vegetarian. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQCe4qEexjc
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 13, 2014

    So I'm checking out the news

    and I just seen where , they are trying to pass laws were the meat companies won't tell you where your meat is from and what's in it .. It's bad enough that they don't tell you if you are getting genetically altered meats ..Frankenstein meat as I call it ....but seriously this...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl
    70+, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2015

    It's Hard For Me

    I'm pretty sure I wanna become a vegetarian, I just can't let go of meat sometimes, even though most of the time it can make me sick and I hate the fact that I'm eating an animal and contributing to the meat industry. I'm working on it though.
    mumucachu366 mumucachu366
    18-21, F
    Nov 27, 2007

    Yes Or No?

    Well Basically i just hate the fact..now that im eating Dirty Things on animals..i love animals..and knowing im EATING one is bothering me... Well i Want to be a Vegetarian  but like i dont know..i find it sorta hard becuz my house is FULL of Meat Eaters.. i Dont want to...
    SourLove SourLove
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 31, 2007

    I really do. I've watched probably about 100

    videos of animals being tortured from the meat industries. It still hasn't stopped me from eating meat. I'm not trying to blame anyone else but it would be so much easier if the people around me were vegetarians as well because meat is all around me. I don't want to go to my...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2014

    Going Veggie!!!

    I love animals and I simply LOVE my veggies. So I guess you think it gonna be easy. I also love my cheeseburgers..
    DareToBeDifferent DareToBeDifferent
    18-21, T
    1 Response Sep 7, 2010

    I was vegetarian for a

    while a few months ago, and I loved it. I really felt good about myself and I felt happier and healthier. however I couldn't keep it up long, because I started back to working at McDonalds where they have just about no vegetarian food on the menu. also, my family wasn't very...
    staytrippyhippy staytrippyhippy
    18-21, F
    Dec 5, 2014

    My challenge is that my family eats meat pretty

    much every single day. I find it difficult to have a more plant based diet when the shared refrigerator is filled with tons of meat products. I'd have to buy my own mini fridge just for my food.
    fullofhope123 fullofhope123
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2013
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