Are you Veg or Non-Veg ?

Vegetables - Different colours of vegetables have different vitamins and proteins
@kkanaka (887)
Singapore
October 21, 2009 7:58pm CST
Hi Mylotters, I am a vegetarian, and I am proud to be one.... because I always seem to be the odd one out (at my work place) whenever there is talk about going out to eat or ordering lunch or even during parties..... Some people tease me saying there is some grass on the ground maybe you can try that... but I dont care.... I like to be a vegetarian.... I am not against those who eat non-veg but since Iam born vegetarian I dont want to change the habit..... So dear mylotters are you veg or non-veg.... or have you started being a veg or non-veg.... share your thoughts.....thanks
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22 responses
• India
22 Oct 09
I am a non vegetarian but i respect people who are vegetarian because being vegetarian is a good thing.Now i am trying to become a vegetarian because eating the meat of animals is a sin and we are killing them.
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@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
23 Oct 09
Good luck on your mission......
@ronnyb (6117)
• Jamaica
22 Oct 09
You are the born vegetarian? how can that be or do you mean your parents were vegetarian ? lol.Anyway to answer your question I am not a vegetarian and I dont have anything against vegetarian .In fact I love my vegetables and usually like to eat it with meat but I am not sure I could live on a pure vegetarian diet but my hat goes off to anyone who can .I have had vegetarian food and it somehow doesnt last too long and almost immediately I am hungry .Anyway I hope you continue in vegetarian
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@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
23 Oct 09
hahhahahha what I meant was... I am born in a vegetarian family... yeah all my parents and even relatives are vegetarians, its not that I used to eat meat before and later I changed my habit by choice......
• United States
22 Oct 09
so i myself could never become a vegitaian because im addicted to the rare steak (sorry if thats creepy or makes your tummy heave) but i do have much respect for all you veges out there and i have a few veg best friends. the wierd thing is my veg friends are all a bit nuts but i only think one of them is nuts because of her diet its pretty non diverse (cheese and potatoes with maybe a bit o microwaved stuff in there). im afraid its affecting her mind a bit. i do have one small other comment to say about someones comment on how they caw a poster that said monkies are vegitarians but thats not entirely true most primates are omnivores including unless by thierown choice humans. some of them also have extremely violent natures like babboons.
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@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
23 Oct 09
Vegetarian diet can also be unhealthy if you take too much of potatoes or ghee or cheese, all the vegetarians are not slim and trim it also depends how balanced is your diet be it veg food or non-veg food....
@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
22 Oct 09
i am actually a non-veg... i don't think i can live without meat as i like chicken, pork and seafood a lot... i'm not really a beef person and i try not to eat too much red meat as i know that it is not good for health... but i really respect veg people and never look down or say anything to offend them at all... take care and have a nice day...
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@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
23 Oct 09
that's a very good thought....
• Mexico
22 Oct 09
Hi kkanaka: I'm a non veg but i really admire your way of life. I have tried a lot to be vegetarian but it seems difficult to me to leave meat at all. I have proved tofu and i found it delicious for a lunch but even with that my biggest temptation are hamburguers. Lol. XD. Anyway, you don't have to feel ashamed, your kind of life is more healthful and earth friendly that the rest of the world.
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@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
22 Oct 09
Hi starsailover, Thank you so much for your nice comment..... it made my day..... I really feel appreciated.... I dont feel ashamed at all, infact I am very proud of it..... a + for you.....
• Philippines
22 Oct 09
I'm a non-veg but i really want to be a vegetarian because I feel like I'm unhealthy. I always try to eat vegetables but I can't. I don't like its taste though I really want to learn how to eat it. I wish I could learn how to eat them so that I'll be healthy.
@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
22 Oct 09
I really dont know how to do that, maybe you can check on internet how to make the vegetables more tasty.... dont give up hope
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• Mexico
22 Oct 09
Hi Bianca: I didn't like to eat vegetables but i have learnt and you can do it too, it's all about trying to do it. It cost but time after time you'll feel better with this way of life
• Philippines
22 Oct 09
Thanks for the advice. I know that would help. :)
@maezee (41039)
• United States
22 Oct 09
Hey! What a coincidence that this happens to be the first discussion that I've laid my eyes on today. I am DEFINITELY a vegetariiand PROUD of it! I've always been the odd one out, too, as far as what I eat..But I don't care at all! It's definitely worth it and I LOVE being a vegetarian, I couldn't imagine life eating meat. Ok, I first became a vegetarian when I was 12 (and I'm 19 now), so I haven't eaten meat in SEVEN years. I love that. What about you? How long have you been vegetarian for? One interesting thing is that it hasn't been a struggle at ALL. ALWAYS people ask me: "Don't you miss the taste of meat?" and "How did you give it up?" but for me, it was natural. Only occasionally did I usually crave something animal-derived, and I just ignored those cravings until they went away - and started craving other things - like broccoli and cheese. Or black beans. I have weird cravings now, but it's a good thing. Have you ever thought about becoming a vegan? Or is that too much for you? Anyway, I'd love to discuss with you! It's cool to know there are other vegs around MyLot here.
@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
22 Oct 09
Hi maezee, Nice to talk to you..... I am a born vegetarian... you are doing great... I dont know if I would be able to be converted into a vegetarian if I used to eat meat before... but you are really marvelous.... I dont have any thoughts of becoming a vegan because as I said I am a vegetarian by birth and have never tried to eat meat.... but I drink milk and have cakes which has egg in it... but I dont take egg separately.... so its not religious or anything... its just that we dont eat non-veg.... nice meeting you.....
@maezee (41039)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Thanks! That's really cool that you were raised a vegetarian. I wish my parents were more accepting of vegetarianism, but they really aren't. That's OK though, because I don't need a fan club for what I do and my choices. But it must be nice to have that kind of support and encouragement in your life!
• India
12 Nov 09
u r great !!! ....very hard decision, proud for your dignity i m vegi because i dont want to interrupt some one life for my food ---if u kill animals without knowing, then always ready for thats same thing happens with u ... and that time your family realize because god always make n account of your life n u have to payed for this .... but i use milk ... n cake in birthday parties of frns but know i decide to never eat cake any more ...\ sid_doin_gr8@ymail.co.in
• India
22 Oct 09
Hi i am a non- vegetarian and am slowly shifting to the vegetarian concept. after all i have had a few bad experiences with the non-veg. I love to eat vegetable fruits and other stuff and i used to like to eat non veg sometimes. But now a days i totally dislike non-veg.
@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
23 Oct 09
good luck for your shifting....
• India
23 Oct 09
Thank you dear.
22 Oct 09
hey evry1...i jst signd up cz the discussnz are vry gud..i m not a vegeterian bt i thnk tht we shud use all typs ov nutrients in our eatng schedule..my diet hz meat nd vegtblz equally cz my mother hz alwyz balancd our diet.blc diet meanz blc food pyramid.bt the thng iz tht vegetblz shud b includd more in diet az their advantagz r more thn meat..so GO VEGETARIANS!
@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
22 Oct 09
hi thechocolatetear, Welcome to mylot... glad to know you like the discussion, hope to see you often...
22 Oct 09
hey so hwz it goin? i lkyd thz site cz well i had 2 write debates cz commntz thz gud wr wht i needd..thnx evry1!
• Philippines
23 Apr 10
Hello kkanaka, I am not a vegetarian but I understand what you mean. My mom is a vegetarian too, and she receive those remarks too. It is health to be a vegetarian. Me myself, I am trying to eat more veggies than meat, but since my husband is not much of a veggie eater I have no choice but to cook meat most of the time. take care and happy mylotting -- red_amethyst
@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
19 May 10
I dont say anything to non-veg eating people but if they tease me I talk back to them, then they have to keep quiet, or they dont argue with me next time.
• United States
23 Oct 09
hello :) first of all id like to say i respect you my Good unknown Friend, i try and think about what i am actually eating then i realize it was once alive, same as we Humans, but then i sorta feel bad, but then in my mind i go by Survival of the Fittest i guess, we dominate we eat you..that sounds like something a person who loves meat would say..lol right? well i eat meat i really like it, but i have been trying to cut back and find other kind of source of food when i think about it there is A LOT of kind of food that dont require any animals to be killed off so i can eat, i have been thinking about staying OFF meat for a while and seeing how i handle it and seeing what it does to my body, i eat meat, but i have been thinking of becoming a Non Meat Eater guy :)
@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
23 Oct 09
thanks and good luck to you
@liquorice (3901)
22 Oct 09
I'm a vegetarian too. Although I eat fish, so maybe that doesn't make me a proper vegetarian. It's mean that people tease you, but I have to admit that I did laugh about them telling you that you can eat the grass! (sorry!) It's interesting that you've been a vegetarian all your life, I stopped eating meat when I was 18, I didn't eat fish then either, but later on I found the smell of the McDonald's filet o' fish too difficult to resist so I started to eat fish again. Sad eh?!! It's good that you have a vegetarian diet and wouldn't think about changing this. You must be happy with your diet.
@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
23 Oct 09
Yeah I am very very happy.....
@VANILLAREY (1473)
• India
22 Oct 09
In India there are many people who are vegetarian. Most of them are vegetarian because they follow their religion. In religion it is assumed good to be a vegetarian. So its not odd or strange to be a vegetarian in India. There are also strictly vegetarian restaurants in India.
@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
23 Oct 09
Yeah I know I am also an Indian.....
• United States
22 Oct 09
i'm kind of in between right now..more or less cutting myself off meat. i had a bad case of food poisoning a few years ago,and if i needed one more reason,that was it.
@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
23 Oct 09
yeah that's true...
@reneezoso (393)
• India
22 Oct 09
well fromt he very start im non veg... mutton chicken beef....i love it ...whther it parties or home ... i dont care... when it non veg...i forget maworries and have a piece of cake :)
@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
23 Oct 09
good for you....
@dekada80 (388)
• Philippines
22 Oct 09
yes I am a vegetarian, being one sometimes is problem specially when going out with friends, relatives or jjust to anyone who is a non- veg because it brings confusement or arguments on where to eat, so most of the time I tend to eat less since there are few selection in the menu that I like.
@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
23 Oct 09
I also bring food to my work place and cannot eat out, except for selected places....
@Hazelrose (2182)
• Philippines
22 Oct 09
No! i am not a vegetarian ,but i also eat vegetables.i like also meat with vegetables.by the way, there's no harm in eating meat as long as not too much,in short we need to be balance in diet.Not only veggies but also fruits.Good day!
@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
23 Oct 09
No harm for us of course.....
@msedge (4012)
• United States
22 Oct 09
I eat everything,lol!So obviously i am not a vegetarian.But i love eating veggies.Its healthy and good for our body.I have friends who are vegetarian.Sometimes i thought of it but i just can't restrict myself from eating meat.
@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
23 Oct 09
I also dont think I would be able to quit if I had eaten non-veg food before...
• India
22 Oct 09
I'm also a vegetarian but I'm does not hate any non-vegetarian because if they not eat got and chickens then all eat our food because there are over population. Because we does't kill them to eat. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian is necessary for balance our food system.
@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
23 Oct 09
hahahah I have never heard such a logic.....
• United States
22 Oct 09
Hello, I'm not a vegatarian , but I don't have anything against vegetarians, I must admit I eat lots of salads and fruits and I LOVE them, so may mistake me for a vegetarian , however I do not eat beef products. Happy My Lotting!
@kkanaka (887)
• Singapore
23 Oct 09
I think I have heard very less non-veg eating people say that they love vegetarian food....