are you a vegetarian?

China
October 26, 2009 9:46pm CST
i remember three years ago i was very thin, but recently, i donot know why , i became so interested in foods, espacially in meat. as a result, i gain my weight fastly, i begin to a bit warried about myself, if this situation goes on without any steps to take, i will be surely to become a fat person and that is terrible for me to imagine. after much deliberation, i finally decide to become a vegetarian and take more exercises and hope that i can reduce some weight several months later. what about you? do you like eating meat or just want to be a vegetarian?
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• United States
27 Oct 09
I consider myself a moderationalist. I think that as humans we need to find balance and to listen to our bodies more. When I am hungry for steak, that is what I try to have. Same goes for salad. If I want carrots, that is what I have. I don't think it is healthy to be one way or the other. I think our bodies need nutrients and that they tell us what we need to be in our most healthy state. I also agree that exercise is important to good health. But, again, moderation for me is key. I really do not like to find into any category completely because I feel like I am shortchanging myself in many ways. I think it is wonderful that you want to take care of your body, but I say listen to it.
• China
27 Oct 09
thanks for your original insight! you are a philosopher.i will deeply consider your advice and carefully listen to my body.
• United States
27 Oct 09
I hope so. Sometimes people can consume too much time trying to find the one right way to life. When, in my reality, there are so many wonderful things to enjoy. If you completely shut off allowing a certain type of food into your body you may be depriving yourself from obtaining that perfection you are looking for. The moderation philosophy can be used in any part of your life too. It is not just food but can be used in many ways. Get creative and look at life and you will see where it can fit. Best wishes!
• United States
27 Oct 09
Hey gus... I could not agree more that too much of one this is not good for you. Do you practice this in other parts of your life as well? I find that moderation is an important part of my life and often find myself naturally moderating consumption of many things. I also find balance in my work life, family life and social life.
@daffy6 (102)
• Malaysia
27 Oct 09
During my younger days, I prefer eating meat than vegetables . As my age is catching up now, I opt for vegetables and cut down on my meat. I have friends that are vegetarians and they are fat too. Exercise and cut down on your calories are the best way to reduce your weight.
• China
27 Oct 09
are your friends started to be vegetarians after they had found that they were fat, or they are always vegetarians from the beginning?
@daffy6 (102)
• Malaysia
27 Oct 09
The vegetarian friend that are fat started since he was about 13 years old after he saw his pet chicken on the table dinner. Those days in his village , his family rear chicken for their consumption. Since then he was a vegetarian till now ...he is about 37 years old now. I still have few vegetarian friends that are fat too....
@suprad1 (251)
• India
27 Oct 09
I see a lot of misconception in this blog that being vegetarian is malnourished. Sorry. I beg to differ. As a matter of fact, you can enjoy the best of balanced nutrition by adopting a vegetarian food style. Meat is more of fat and other unwanted fatty matter than nutrients. I hope you accept the fact that animals that give you meat get their nutrients from the plant source only. So plants are the rich, first hand source of all kinds of nutrients and so for humans, it is worth being a Vegetarian. With more of nutrients and fibre, and less of fats and oils, vegetarians are not over weight but are rich in health and nutrition. I am proud to be a vegetarian.
• China
29 Oct 09
sounds interesting! i like your analysis. but there is a problem,you said that animals give you meat get their nutrients from the plant source only, i can also say that all the life either animals or plants get their energy from the sun, but only plants can photosynthesis,animals can not.
@codris (783)
• Italy
27 Oct 09
no no i'm not a vegetarian, i ike vegetables and fruits but i love meat, i eat every kind of meat and like 2 times per day. I like also fat meat beacause i can't get weight so i eat every kind of food. I can't eat meat i like it too much, sure our body can live also without it, but i'm to greedy and i can't resist it tentations. Some people became vegetarian beacause they can't eat meat, or beacause they think that kill animals for eating is a crime.
• China
29 Oct 09
you mean most of the vegetarians becoming vegetarians not because they are afraid of becomeing fat but because that they think that kill annimals for eating is a crime?
@SHAMRACK (8586)
• India
27 Oct 09
Dear friend, I am a vegetarian and being vegi I had experienced lots of positive side than the negative. It has given less stomach problems also I would not like to see animals killed unless it is for self defense. I love my vegetarian life.
• China
29 Oct 09
i agree with you. maybe i will enjoy my vegetarian life after i become a vegetarian,but now, i am not quite sure
@funkykid (441)
• India
12 Nov 10
I'm omnivorous, yet choose not to eat/drink too much stuff with either gluten or lactose in it. Well, choice.. my 'system' cannot handle them well.. and I feel better taking them in moderation or excluding them altogether.
@neelimaravi (1794)
• India
28 Oct 09
hi northway, i am from pure vegetarial family, so, i want to be vegetarian, in that also have some nice and healthy foods will be. so, i don't want to change to another, and i don't want to refer that to change one to another. thankyou, have a nice day.
@ersmommy1 (12595)
• United States
27 Oct 09
I eat very little red meat. I am not yet a vegetarian. But I am closer to it than the rest of my family. I believe it will help in weight loss.
@icecubic (1848)
• Indonesia
27 Oct 09
I don't think so. But i'm on fat diet now. I used to eat a lot of vegetable to loss my weight but i still eat a little meal and others. Happy mylotting.
• India
27 Oct 09
it is always good that contain less fat so in long term you will definatly get your desire resultif you eat veg food
• India
27 Oct 09
I am a non-vegetarian and I love it lol. I couldn't imagine going back to being a vegetarian after tasting something so delicious. If you want to cut down weight, avoid fatty meats like beef. But don't cut down on poultry and fish. Fish contain Omega 3 Fatty Acids which are really good for you. Exercise will help the weight problem. but don't give in to vegetarianism!
@deebomb (15314)
• United States
27 Oct 09
We really eat much more meat than is recommended by the food pyramid and that is the problem. We all eat more than we need because we really don't realize what really is a portion. I would like to be a vegetarian but it is hard when the family wants meat. There is more to being a healthy vegetarian than just not consuming meat. There has to be a balance between fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts.
@hireshd (492)
• India
27 Oct 09
I am not a vegetarian, I tried leaving meat but the taste doesnt allow me to leave it so I continue having it but yes I have reduced the frequency of eating meat.
• United States
27 Oct 09
I'm not a vegetarian, but I stopped eating all types of meat 3 weeks ago just to see if I can do it. Finding meal choices that fill me has gotten harder, but I have lost a few pounds since I stopped eating meat. I will start back eating meat, but in limited quantities.
@HITLESH (63)
• Singapore
27 Oct 09
Yes, i m a vegetarian for 15 years. I find it good to eat veggies. I find it healthy.
@solson (406)
27 Oct 09
I eat all meat for the sole fact that i belive that different animals were created on this plant in order for us to survive
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
27 Oct 09
Eating meat is not the primary way to get fat. Getting fat is from eating foods that make you fat and the worst of them is not meat. You can become fat from veges too. What you do is eat what you like and try to make that nourishing foods which might include meat, and then, above all else, exercise.
@getbrowser (1715)
• China
27 Oct 09
For the moment, I am not a vegetarian any more. Yes, I used to be a vegetarian because I was a buddhist. As a result, I lost weight fastly and most of my friends regared me as an unhealthy man. Then I met my girlfriend, and she advises me to ate meat and started back up again. In the past several months, I eventually lost 15 pounds. Some people want to be a vegetarian because they love animals and believe that meat is equal to cancer. But in my opinion, meat is the necessity of my daily life.
@stee09 (102)
• Ireland
27 Oct 09
I wouldn't recommend vegetarianism one of my friends is a vegetarian and I think it's because of lack of meats she's always very sick and tired. She also has to go to the doctors regularly to have her weight check to make sure she's not becoming underweight. I couldn't imaging eating pasta and rice all the time like she does but if thats what you wanna do with you life go ahead.
• India
27 Oct 09
Yes I'm a vegi since 5 year before that I'm a non-vegi but when I feel about animals then I'm become a vegi.