Have you thought of becoming a vegetarian?

veggies - vegan?
Philippines
April 10, 2007 9:19am CST
Before I was telling myself that it will be impossible because I'm a meat eater! Steak is one of my favorite food so how can I?! But everything changed like a month ago, I convinced myself that I can actually do that.. a vegetarian it is! It will take time for a lot of people to become one and that I assure you! But if you are most likely dedicated already then that's awesome! You can easily make it happen if you are being sincere to yourself. Be healthy inside and out!
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36 responses
10 Apr 07
Hi there edzingers, dunno what it is all about but I never thought of becoming a vegetarian before - grew up in French countryside, that should give you a clue... Recently however, I have had a number of strange 'episodes' which have pushed me to question a number of things, I was watching the 'Great British Menu' on TV the other day and this chef was planning to cook a lobster, so he went and fished one out, was marvelling at how fresh it was (as it was moving about frantically) and then, the next thing you saw was the poor lobster being dumped, alive, into boiling water. It affected me so much I couldn't stop crying all night! I think I felt the pain of this poor animal... I know it sounds silly, but every time I look at meat in supermarkets etc. I have these pictures in my mind of how poultry is farmed, the stress these poor creature have to go through. I don't know why I feel this way - I have never been a big animal rights activist before! So I am a vegetarian, not by choice, but because I just can't bear to be responsible for the treatment received b animals in my name//.
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
I have friends who are vegetarian also and the mother of my boyfriend is one of them. Whenever I eat meat in front of them they don't feel comfortable while I cut the meat with knife. But I think they feel grossed out about it and just thinking how those animals were alive one day and people just kill them so that we can have food intake. I feel bad also, i love animals and I feel bad also!
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
Being vegetarian to me then means ditching the meat dishes entirely from your meal in favor of vegetables. I was able to do that, and branded myself a vegetarian. I was wrong. Eventually I learned that vegetarians do not also eat fish, eggs, or any animal derived products. In that case I realized I could not be a strict vegetarian. Most of my favorite food are at least enhanced by animal products. I am happy eating veggies without the meat but I still can't give up my cakes, ice cream, chocolate, fish, eggs, cheese, etc. My body says yes to veganism or vegetarianism but my tastebuds screams Noooo.
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• Philippines
10 Apr 07
We're the same actually! I love ice cream and any other dairy products so it will be really really hard for me to cut it of. But we'll see what's going to happen!
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
10 Apr 07
I wish I was a vegetarian. I have tried a few times but meat keeps luring me back. I love all animals and it makes me sad to think of their plight. Each time I attempt a vegetarian lifestyle I come closer. One of these times I will succeed. I think fruit and vegetables are really important to a healthy diet. I am simply going to phase out meat slowly and painlessly.
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
I love fruits ever since I was a kid I've been eating fruits all my life but I just started liking vegetables when I was growing up because I started being a health freak! Little by little I'm cutting off meat in my meals then I will try to do it.
@qouniq (1968)
• Malaysia
10 Apr 07
I am for surely cannot become a vegetarian because my tongue is a non-vege tongue. I love to eat meat and chicken a lot. But recently I have tried to change my menu because I keep wanting my shape back. I am not too fat but I hate to see my tummy is being extra when I am wearing any cloth. I keep seeing my tummy and it is not like what I wanted it to be. So what I did was try to eat a vegetables a lot and take some meat and chicken less. I have to use the chicken stock cube pr oyster sauce for the taste of my vegetables or it wouldn't come into my mouth. I finally find that I can eat a vegetables stuff but I need the taste of a chicken or a beef in them.
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• Philippines
10 Apr 07
Just add a little different flavor to it so that you'll enjoy the vegetables. That's what I do so that I can eat more veggies than usual.
• India
10 Apr 07
There are so many times that i have thought of becoming a vegetarian but I am not that strong to implement this decision. I love non veg and not been able to leave it.
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• Philippines
10 Apr 07
I was like that before until now I lessen my meat intake now and try eating a lot of vegetables.
10 Apr 07
I was a vegetarian when I was a teenager. I found it very boring and I was hungry all the time. There are very few vegetables that I eat. There's only about 4 that I will eat all the time. I do love my meat. Besides there are animal products in a lot of our food. It would probably be healthy to be a vegetarian but it is not for me. I like to eat too much.
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• Latvia
13 Apr 07
I have thought about it, but I am not sure I can do it. I was reading article about it and it said that Scandinavian people should not become vegetarians, because it is bad for their skin and health generaly. What I do is - in Summer time I eat less meat, but in winter time I would be always cold if i don't eat meet.
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• Philippines
13 Apr 07
That's a nice information you got there! I'll remember that.
• India
11 Apr 07
yup many times i have thought of being a vegeterian and many time have also really given up non vegeterian food,sometimes for months ,someties for days and once for a complete whole year!!!!but my will is ot that strong that's why i am unable to completely leave non-vegeterian food,for past few onths now i a only eatin non-vegeterian food only once or twice a week.........let's see whether this time it works or not!!!!!
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• Philippines
13 Apr 07
I am trying it out also but I'm doing it little by little I'm not pushing myself cause I might disappoint myself again. I'm cutting out pork now then next will be beef!
• India
11 Apr 07
I'm a vegetarian from my birth.so there is no need to become a vegetarian again :-)
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• Philippines
11 Apr 07
I admire vegetarian people! Cheers to you!
@gemini1960 (1162)
• Philippines
11 Apr 07
im not vegetarian but i sometimes eat vegetables likes to eat tuna too and once in a while meat
• Philippines
11 Apr 07
I love tuna and salmon is my favorite! I'm into Japanese food all my life.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
11 Apr 07
Yes i did. i was born to a family of meat lovers. from the day i remember myself meat was on the table at every meal, each day. but there was a period of my life that i was sick, and read a certain book, that described how we digest meat in the body, and from the minute i read that i understood that i could solve my sickness by not eating certian things that are not good for my body, and that my body could not handle. so i stopped. I am 34 years old now, and been a vegetarian for the last fifteen years, i no longer suffer from this sickness i had, and most of the problems were solved when i changed my eating habits. i feel less heavy, and althaugh i love the smell of meat, i do not want to touch that anymore. i do believe that it is an abuse to my body.
• Philippines
11 Apr 07
Good thing you solved your problem before it becomes big! Congratulations!
@jojogirl (289)
• Philippines
11 Apr 07
all my veggie recipes have meat on them. never in my life have i ever considered turning vegetarian. just the thought of the juiciness of grilled pork is enough to make my mouth water. i, however, admire the discipline that you vegetarians have. i, for one, can't imagine myself resisting the aroma of roast beef.
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• Philippines
11 Apr 07
I am not a vegetarian yet maybe in time I will become one.
@grobust (114)
• India
11 Apr 07
No,and never.Not even if im threatened.Is there any point of living on this earth beaing a vegetarian??I also like vegetarian food taken along with non-veg.But my choice would always be non-veg,born to be non-veg lol
• Philippines
11 Apr 07
Vegetarians have purpose in this world! They are saving our animals and we're not suppose to them right? I'm a PRO VEGAN!!
• India
11 Apr 07
Ya many times i thought that i should become vegetarian, but i always failed.By seeing that non-veg smele and taste that is in my head i just can't leave it n become Veg...
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• Philippines
11 Apr 07
I just tried now and wishing that I can make it because I can feel that I'm getting sick because of the meat. I'm still 20 and want to live longer that's why I want to try.
@koikoikoi (1247)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I hate vegetarians. I just want to get a a burger with like 4 meat patties and just shove it in their face.
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• Philippines
11 Apr 07
Why do you hate them? They are just concerned about animals and its good because they don't eat them at all.
@VexXxeV (10)
• Sweden
10 Apr 07
I have thought of become a vegetarian because I dont like the way that we threat other animals. We think they dont care but I pretty sure they do. In my opinion the vegetarian food is more healthier than meat. And I dont think that we are ment to realy eat meat.
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• Philippines
11 Apr 07
I think agree to that.. that we're not really meant to eat meat!
• India
10 Apr 07
never!!! i m sure it is not applicable to me.. ok et me think once if i become a vegetarian.......... ................... NO WAY!!!! i cant live withou non veG...
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• Philippines
11 Apr 07
Its harder for guys to become a vegetarian because they eat a lot and food is always what they love!
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
i do work out a lot. and it is very important to keep a healthy balanced diet. yes, meat is though important for me coz i love it. hehehe.. but having a fresh salad side dish with is quite a pleasure..
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
I'm trying to become one and we'll see what's going to happen. I love salad now, i enjoy it now than before actually!
@palina77 (1178)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I have habituated to eat fish, meat, egg etc. so cannot turn into vegetarian, being a non-vegetarian I eat all vegetables every day either leaf vegetables or root or raw but non-vegetarian do not eat any food which vegetarian eat.
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• Philippines
10 Apr 07
I tried the vegetarian meat and the taste is very very different than the usual meat that we eat. I don't like the taste of their meat but vegetables are fine with me!
@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
11 Apr 07
I've not only thought about becoming one, I tried it for about a half year too. I wasn't very good as I went back to eating meat, but I think that was because I was still a teenager and couldn't cook much for myself as I still lived with my parents. I still consider it once in a while, but I now live in a country where it's very hard to be a vegetarian so I can't consider it just yet.
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