Have you ever tried being a vegetarian?

@snowy22315 (52869)
United States
April 21, 2017 2:49pm CST
I am an animal lover and being a vegetarian is generally healthier and cheaper so I have tried it before. I have never been able to do it for more than a month though. I can't help it, I am a carnivore. Meat is just soo good! It may not be super good for you..but I love it!
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@dodo19 (33664)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
21 Apr 17
Honestly, I think I would have a hard time living without meat. I can't help it. I like the taste of meat.
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
21 Apr 17
It is pretty tough...like the song Cheeseburger in Paradise..he is trying to be a veg..and keeps dreaming of a cheeseburger..that is me!!!
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@dodo19 (33664)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
21 Apr 17
@snowy22315 Yeah, I can imagine. Not sure if I could do it.
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
21 Apr 17
@dodo19 It only works for me on a limited basis.
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@amadeo (73373)
• United States
21 Apr 17
I am in between this.But not fully. respect vegetarian.Understand .
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
21 Apr 17
Yeah, it is certainly a valid life choice
@amadeo (73373)
• United States
21 Apr 17
@snowy22315 yes,it is.I am not much of a meat eater.but do eat some
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
21 Apr 17
@amadeo I eat meat most days but not every day.
@Corbin5 (116318)
• United States
21 Apr 17
I have been a vegetarian for many, many years. No meat and no fish. Easy switch for me A personal choice that focuses on animal rights, not health.
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
21 Apr 17
You no doubt have healthy benefits form the choice though.
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@Corbin5 (116318)
• United States
21 Apr 17
@snowy22315 Oh yes, the health benefits are just an added extra.
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
21 Apr 17
@Corbin5 gives a ^5
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@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
21 Apr 17
I eat fish and seafood but I've not had 'meat' in 26 years. I am not even tempted.
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
21 Apr 17
I personally would count fish and seafood as "meat" however, I Know many don't.
@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
21 Apr 17
@snowy22315 I never claim to be a vegetarian. But most people do distinguish between meat and fish. And you did focus on meat in your post.
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• United States
22 Apr 17
I have no desire to be vegetarian or vegan no matter what the claim is...I've lived 68 years just fine and plan on eating meat the rest of my years.
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@1creekgirl (11963)
• United States
21 Apr 17
I could never live without meat. I try to cut back on bacon and sausage, though.
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
21 Apr 17
Yeah, red meat in general isn't very good for you and processed meats like bacon, sausage and lunchmeat are the worst really.
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@1creekgirl (11963)
• United States
21 Apr 17
@snowy22315 I know, why are they so bad for us and yet taste so good?
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
21 Apr 17
@1creekgirl One of life's great unanswered questions I guess..
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@megatron777 (3777)
• Guam
22 Apr 17
I never try to be a vegetarian before. I wonder what it likes to be one.
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
22 Apr 17
looking around for things you can eat I guess! lol
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• Guam
23 Apr 17
@snowy22315 Sounds advise and explanations.
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
23 Apr 17
@megatron777 Well actually, there are a lot more things these days than years past.
@nomus24g (24940)
• India
21 Apr 17
being Vegetarian is *Cheaper* is a wrong concept altogether ...
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
21 Apr 17
I don't think so...meat is quite expensive here. Maybe it is different in your country.
@nomus24g (24940)
• India
21 Apr 17
@snowy22315 yes, in my country...eating out will cost almost same for a vegetarian n non-vegetarian...that's why I was surprised when you made that comment :)
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
21 Apr 17
@nomus24g Meat is high in price here and gets higher all the time. the one exception might be chicken. or hotdogs They are usually pretty affordable.
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@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
22 Apr 17
I haven't tried it. I might die if not going to eat meat.
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
22 Apr 17
Highly Unlikely!
@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
23 Apr 17
@snowy22315 I had tried this once. I feel like dying without meat.
• United States
22 Apr 17
I have never tried it but I have thought about it, but I realized that I really love burgers and chicken so it would be hard for me. Plus a lot of veggies getting born fast and I hate the taste of tofu.
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
22 Apr 17
Tofu can be good when prepared corrrectly, but you have to know what you are doing.
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• United States
22 Apr 17
@snowy22315 I've tried it several ways and cooked by different people I still don't like it. No offense but nothing fake can taste like as good as real meat and that includes what most resutrants & fast foods fed us & call it meat.
@pigeboy (177)
21 Apr 17
I have never specifically tried to be a vegetarian, but there are some times that I don't eat meat for a few days. I'm like you though, I can't keep away from it for too long because it's really tasty.
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
21 Apr 17
I try to have at least one veg day per week. It is better than not at all!
@pigeboy (177)
21 Apr 17
@snowy22315 That sounds like a good way to balance it
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• United States
22 Apr 17
No, I am not, and do know people have been, a few passed away early or developed other health problems. So for me I don't know there would be a health benefit. It would have be for animal reasons.. I think I will leave well enough alone and eat the way I eat.
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
22 Apr 17
That might have happened anyway. Vegans have some of the lowest cholesterol around.
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@rema1996 (21)
• El Salvador
22 Apr 17
I understand you, it's hard to leave meat, I have never tried to be vegetarian, maybe one day i'll try it, because animal cruelty is something horrible, and I love animals.
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
22 Apr 17
Yes, it would be better to boycott meat!
• Austin, Texas
22 Apr 17
Yes. I have tried and failed. But I keep trying. Persistence pays.
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
22 Apr 17
Yes with most things!
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@AmbiePam (50137)
• United States
21 Apr 17
I can give up red meat, no problem. But no meat? I'm not very good at that. It's got so much protein, and it's hard for me to find other sources I can eat for meals that have just as much protein, that actually fill me up.
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
21 Apr 17
That isn't so much of a factor for me, I just like and enjoy meat. I don't ever see myself not eating it to be honest.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
21 Apr 17
I have been a vegetarian for the last twelve years - but I do have fish occasionally.
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
21 Apr 17
I have tried on several occasions to switch to be a vegetarian, the changes are never long lasting.
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@Courtlynn (55302)
• United States
21 Apr 17
Nope never. Can't go without my meat.
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
21 Apr 17
It can be tough.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
21 Apr 17
I have done it a couple times for a week or two. I like meat too much.I do however have a friend who has been a vegetarian for 45 years and doesn't regret a thing,
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@snowy22315 (52869)
• United States
21 Apr 17
My ex husband's sister has been a vegetarian and later a vegan since she was 11. She is very serious about it. I doubt she has ever "sinned." If she has, she wouldn't tell us about it.
@UncleJoe (10872)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
22 Apr 17
We have been vegetarians from time to time, but not on purpose. I love animals too. Some are friends and some are dinner. If the Lord had not meant for us to eat animals He wouldn't have made them out of meat.
@spiderdust (7202)
• San Jose, California
22 Apr 17
I've tried it, but it doesn't work out very well for me. My body doesn't process vegetable proteins very well, and I have a tendency to be iron and B-12 deficient. Eating vegetarian for long periods of time, even by carefully choosing and combining my foods, worsens my health issues. As much as I'd like to be kinder to the animal kingdom, I literally can't survive without consuming animal products.