Are you a vegetarian?

Philippines
July 18, 2007 10:07pm CST
Some people today would prefer to eat pure vegetables. I know that vegetables are very healthy but can you eat them for 6 months or even years? Me...I like vegetables too but I think we need to have variations not able to eat them every meal and for years. Just want to hear your opinion...
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@dpk262006 (56649)
• Delhi, India
19 Jul 07
I am a vegetarin. We take vegetables and pulses in our meals. We try to prepare them in different styles and receipes. I agree with you that choice is limited, we are forced to eat same vegetables time and again...but what to do...agriculturists/scientiest should come out and make research for some new vegetables.
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
19 Jul 07
oh wow! a vegetarian in myLot. amazing. hehe. yup. vegetables can be prepared in different variations. and it's delicious, too. but unlike you, i still look for meat products to eat. and having new vegetables which are scientifically processed might not be good for health, too.
• Canada
19 Jul 07
I was a vegetarian for a number of years. After overcoming two eating disorders I decided to become a vegetarian in an attempt to compensate for the many abuses my body sustained. I ate that way for a few years...until it no longer agreed with my system. Vegetarianism is a way of eating that involves a lot more that just eating vegetables. To remain healthy it is very important to ensure proper amounts of protein. There are a few types of vegetarians. The ovo-lacto eat cheese and eggs...but no animal protein..even fish. Vegans do not eat anything with animal protein...or they by-products such as dairy, cheese etc. When I was a vegetarian I combined products such as beans and lentils to make a complete protein. I ate Tofu and soybeans and did include some eggs and cheese. Now I still eat a fair amount of vegetarian food but love chicken fingers and include them and very small amounts of red meat upon occasion. In my consultations as a life coach I try to encourage people to listen to their own bodies and figure out what works best for their body type and metabolism. My hubby is an Irishman and needs his meat and potatos to feel healthy and strong..and that would never work for me. In my view the body has its own wisdom..if we can learn to listen to that it will guide us to what will keep it healthy, balanced and strong. The trick is to listen when all the burping, bloating and gas occurrs. It is t usually the first signal that whatever is being ingested...isn't working! Anyway..that is a brief overview on my experiences with vegetariansim...hope that is what you were looking for.
• Canada
21 Jul 07
Hi again...I guess that is what you were looking for. Your best response is much appreciated...and now I am going to go and munch of some vegies..I feel positively inspired! Thanks a heap.
@williamjisir (22901)
• China
16 Aug 07
I love to have vegetables very much. But I also love to have some pork and fish and duck. But I don't think that I can go through six months without eating some meat as our body needs to have some it for some reason.
• United States
27 Jul 07
I've been a vegetarian for 7 years now and don't eat 'pure vegetables'. You can eat anything you want as long as its meatfree (depending on what type of vegetarian you are) & has no by-products. There is such a thing as an unhealthy vegetarian.
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I love vegetables- but not enough to eat just vegetables only for 6 months to a year- But that is not what a vegetarian is- No I’m not a vegetarian, because I like to eat meat- That is it- A vegetarian eats other things besides vegetables just not meat. I almost think that some even eat some meat- perhaps fish? Not sure- But nope- I’m a meat eater also.
• United States
20 Jul 07
I'm not a vegetarian nor do I eat beef or pork. But I do find myself wanting some kind of fish turkey or chicken with my veggies. I can't see myself going 6 months on just veggies.
@xkristalx (231)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I eat vegetables, fruits, breads, anything but meat. I also don't drink milk. Its not hard once you find the substitutes that work for you.
@xkristalx (231)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I eat vegetables, fruits, breads, anything but meat. I also don't drink milk. Its not hard once you find the substitutes that work for you.
@senthil2k (1501)
• India
19 Jul 07
I should accept, I am not a Vegetarian, even though I have tried many times to be the one. From my childhood, I love the Non vegetarian items and each them atleast once almost daily. Recently, after reading some blogs and writings, I came to know that Vegetarianism is better than the Non-Vegetarianism. I have been trying to change myself and become a Vegetarian. Hope I will do that soon.
@vijigopi (991)
• United States
19 Jul 07
I have been a vegetarian all my life(i.e. 33 years now). I don't find anything wrong with it, although I have never eaten meat, so I don't know what it is to eat meat and then leave it. It looks like you are eating vegetables just cooked or raw. Nobody can eat like that for a long time. I was given a vegetarian diet when I was in hospital and trust me, it sucks the way it was cooked there. There are a number of ways to make those vegetables and everything vegetarian palatable. You have to make those vegetables into smacking dishes if you want to continue on them alone. Just trying to eat them a little cooked with salt and pepper will not do.
• India
19 Jul 07
Hi!We eat to live & not live to eat!So,in order to live, we have to eat the 'Single-Celled'species ie. the plants or vegetables & fruits which also prove to be the most hygenic for the body.The GREENS would also provide the necessary protiens.For a change, lentils 7 soya are good supplements. Thanks www.creatingcolourfulfuture.com
@aara55 (15)
• United States
19 Jul 07
Vegetarianism is more healthy because it prevents heart disease and high blood pressure as well as many oncological (cancer-related) conditions which afflict millions of people. For me the most important thing about vegetarianism is that it makes for a compassionate society in which all life forms are respected .
• United States
19 Jul 07
Yes I am, and I have been since I was 19. I'm nearly 60 years old, now. My kids are grown, and are also vegetarians for the most part. They eat a little fish now and then. I learned to cook East Indian food early on, and there's a huge variety of vegi alternatives out there. There's alot more than just vegetables to a vegetarian diet. It's just a matter of being educated, that's all.
@vampoet (825)
• Singapore
19 Jul 07
I can never be a vegetarian. After sometime I will start craving meat like chicken and mutton and steak and stuff like that.Just thinking about it makes me hungry now. Besides I did not claw my way up the evolutionary scale to eat like a rabbit. Lol
@dbhattji (2507)
• India
19 Jul 07
I am a pure vegetarian and there are so many varieties of vegetables and so many different ways of cooking them that there is always enough variety every day and I never get bored with vegetables.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
19 Jul 07
Hi butterfly I certainly do love vegetables and try to eat them everday with my meals. But I dont just eat vegetables alone. I like meat too. I think its good to have a variety in our food.
@youless (97009)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Jul 07
I am not a vegetarian. I think the balance diet is the best for the health. Namely you will more vegetables but you also eat some meats. I like vegetables, but I can eat them alone all the time. I also need some meats because I'm skinny.
@prily9 (568)
• Indonesia
19 Jul 07
I don't like eating vegetables I really love meat ( fish & beef ) but eating vegetables became one of my 2007 resolution since becoming old is good for us to eat more vegetables and eat less meat. sometimes I have to force myself to eat vegetables but I still eat vegetables if I made it in soup but if just like salad I can not eat it. I just don't like it.
@jonaida (574)
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
No, I am not a vegetarian. I usually eat anything I can eat, not particular with the content like fats or wahtever taht is. I want variations in what I eat, I like to mix meat, fish, eggs, vegetables and almost everything that can be consumed. A good balanced diet is what we need although I have no objections to those who are vegetarians, it's their way of life, I respect them.
@shinjiao (1464)
• China
19 Jul 07
No,I'm not a vegetarian,my friend butterfly39.Though I know vegetables are healthy and do good to our body,I cannot say byebye to meat and eggs.They have great attraction to me!;P