i became vegetarian

Australia
March 18, 2011 1:44am CST
My favourite meal used to be Grilled chicken Breast with fresh herb. the taste of juicy chicken would melt my soul.My mom always complained that i would finish whole chicken by myself and leave nothing for my sister.. But now that i am married, i don't eat chicken anymore....it is because my partner is vegetarian... I know, it sounds sad!!!! But its been a year now and i haven't eaten a single piece of chicken.... Never thought 'I' would stop eating chicken...I think love had more power on me than chicken...:)(
9 responses
@sunny5u (2072)
• India
19 Mar 11
Hello!!! i am a non-vegetarian and in a week i eat 5 days, and that's compulsory for me, with out non-veg i don't like to have my food even, but now i'm not eating much non-veg don't know the reason but i still eat , hope i don't marry to a vegetarian girl, without non-veg i can't imagine my entire life buddy...
• Australia
19 Mar 11
Hi Sunny, I was similar to you before i got married...My parents and friends couldn't believe i left eating meat. But i am totally alright now...I don't crave for meat and am happy munching yummy veggie and fruit. If you feel like you can try some day! Cheerz..
@sunny5u (2072)
• India
19 Mar 11
Hi sweetme thanks for your advice so much but i don't know when to stop this and how to stop this... I too ask god and also i eat fruits much...
@veganbliss (3891)
• Adelaide, Australia
18 Mar 11
Beauty! Another fellow Aussie too, I see! Which state do you live in? Well, on behalf of My Lot's ever growing veg*n community... congratulations! I'm sure you will be blessed with many years of matrimonial harmony. Onwards & upwards, I say. If you really miss the stuff that much, there's always fake chicken, which can be prepared to taste every bit as good these days. You can buy it in most big Asian Grocery Stores. You might do well to research the multiple benefits of the veg*n diet whilst you are posting here. In broad terms, people switch to a veg*n diet for reasons of health & nutrition, ecology & the environment, stopping world hunger, stopping animal suffering & for spiritual practice. RawBill1's profile is an excellent place to go for links. He owns & runs his own online business, Raw Pleasure, from the Gold Coast, so if there's anything you need, you know where to go. LookItsACupcake has also posted a huge variety of recipes & other veg topics in discussions on My Lot's vegan section. Welcome to My Lot
• Australia
18 Mar 11
Hey Veganbliss, how u goin'? I am from Victoria..Thanks a lot for all the info! I can see your point and i wish veg n diet community will keep growin'. Cheerz
• Adelaide, Australia
18 Mar 11
Ah! Victoria, eh? RawBill1 grew up there! Hope he joins in your discussion here. I hear you're Hindu? I've found a Hindu precept that goes like this: "People can't get flesh without killing things. A person who hurts sentient beings will never be blessed by God. So, avoid taking flesh!" There's probably others too. If you want to know anything just PM any of us - we're all here to help. Every vegan meal counts, probably more so than you realize now. Keep On
@tenrajj (911)
• Bhutan
18 Mar 11
It is really great that you have left chicken for your love. Yes that is real love and leaving chicken is also religious. I don't know which religion you follow but in buddhism eating meat is a sin. Chickens are killed because people eats them. What if people don't eat them? They would enjoy their life too. And i appreciate you love.
• Australia
18 Mar 11
Thanks a lot tenrajj...I follow Hinduism...First i regretted my decision but now when i look back, i think i should have left eating chicken long before...
@_sketch_ (5711)
• United States
22 Apr 11
I've actually wondered a lot about what truth there really is in that. When I look at a lot of farm animals, I'm not so sure that they would even be here if people didn't eat them. Think of all the other wonderful animals that have become extinct or endangered. People don't eat them. People don't protect them as well because they mean less monetarily.
@noorhizat (209)
• Malaysia
19 Mar 11
I am not a vegetarian but I sometimes eat vegetarian dishes for weeks. It is because I was diagnose with diabetes and I need to control my food intake. I do it all for love of my wife and sons. My family is the main reason for living. I am trying to quit smoking which is quite hard for me. Lucky for me I don't drink, It's a consolation I think. I would try to eat less rice with more portion of vegetables. That does not make me a vegetarian I know, at least It's a healthy way of eating. Love is powerful. They say Love makes the world go round
• Australia
19 Mar 11
You are right!!! I never realised the power of love until i fell in love myself...
@xien2xien (1383)
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
why does it have to be both of you became a vegetarian? does your husband forced you to be vegetarian? i don't see any point with that situation, i'm not yet married but when it comes to my boyfriend, we eat different foods, i eat what i want and he eats what he wants. it doesn't mean that your a couple have to be the same food you both eat
• Australia
18 Mar 11
Hey Xien2Xien, its not that he directly forced me to stop eating chicken...but whenever i told him i ate chicken, he'd like not want to kiss me...and also make faces... So, i thought i can do this sacrifice for him today... and later when we get married he'll have to do whatever i say....
@thereza (316)
• Philippines
19 Mar 11
Love really conquers all. Meaning your love for partner is real. I also have a related story, before, i hate several songs and I dont appreciate most of the songs that somewhere I hear. But when I fell in love with my husband I found out that all of his favorite songs are the ones i hate, but suddenly those songs are been very beautiful in my ear and calms my body and soul. My days cannot be completed when I don not hear those songs. Now the songs I hated most before, was the songs I love now and I can't live without and so as my husband.
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
19 Mar 11
CONGRATULATIONS my dear!!!! Oh how good your are doing for the animals. A person can eat alone 100 cows per year, but most of the times EVEN MORE. I see the number of Vegans increasing, I was like you now I'm Vegan and I sleep without the guilty of helping the animal killing, I always loved them so much but didn't think or new nothing about veganism. God bless you. Be sure all the cows, pigs, chickens, fishes and all little poor babies are saying to you 'thank you very much'!
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
19 Mar 11
I am not a vegetarian but I do eat more vegetables, fruits and fish than any meat. My weekly consist of fish and vegetables from Monday to Saturday and meat is only served on Sundays.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
18 Mar 11
Why can't you eat meat because your husband doesn't eat meat? Can't you still eat meat when he is not aroud? Or it is a religious matter. Yes, it is very sad. I like meat, meat tastes good, it has lots of protein, good for us.