How to Be a Vegetarian
June 24, 2008 10:23am CST
ive been trying to be a vegetarian... been watching PETA films to convince myself to stop eating at least pork.. can you guys suggest steps on becoming atleast a semi vegetarian :) thanks smack! i would really want to lessen my meat intake but everytime we have lunch/ dinner, i just cant help it because we have lots of meat on the fridge.
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28 Jun 08
Well, just don't eat meat, I guess. Personally I don't think anyone should force themselves to be vegetarian. We're natural omnivores, so we're supposed to eat both vegetation and meat. If your adamant about changing you diet, though, then stock the fridge with the fruits and veggies you like the most. Move the meat products to a part of the fridge where they'll be virtually out of sight, and make sure you're out of the room when meat is being cooked. Reduce temptation as much as possible.
25 Jun 08
You don't sound too convinced to me to start with. And I don't think that anybody on Mylot can help you become something you don't want to be - not forever, anyways. My advice is to maybe become a more consious consumer - try to buy organic or grass-fed meat. It's healthier and the animals generally have nicer lives. Try buying locally, if you can, from a farmer. He could tell you about his animals and what they do and such. If you're really set on being a vegetarian, you need to do a lot of reading and planning to make sure that you get all the nutrients you need. Good luck!