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Vegetarian. - November 10th 2019, 02:22 AM

So, I'm thinking about turning to vegetarianism due to my love of animals and just wanting to try new foods.

I was just wanting to know how hard it was for you to go from eating meat nearly your whole life to not eating it at all. Was it easier than what people make it out to be? Do you still eat seafood? I think chicken and seafood will be my downfall.

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Re: Vegetarian. - November 10th 2019, 06:13 AM

I tried Vegetarianism for a while. It actually wasn't that difficult; during that time, I barely craved meat.

Most substitutes contain the vitamins in place of meat, but talk to the doctor about this change in diet. Make sure you can consume soy products, otherwise it's way harder. It can be done, I did it without soy, but it was harder on planning meals to get the nutrients.

If you love seafood, consider the pescatarian diet. It's like vegetarian, but you can eat seafood. There's also pesco pollo vegetarian, avoiding red meats, but eats chicken and seafood.



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Re: Vegetarian. - November 10th 2019, 06:36 AM

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I tried Vegetarianism for a while. It actually wasn't that difficult; during that time, I barely craved meat.

Most substitutes contain the vitamins in place of meat, but talk to the doctor about this change in diet. Make sure you can consume soy products, otherwise it's way harder. It can be done, I did it without soy, but it was harder on planning meals to get the nutrients.

If you love seafood, consider the pescatarian diet. It's like vegetarian, but you can eat seafood. There's also pesco pollo vegetarian, avoiding red meats, but eats chicken and seafood.
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I was thinking about the pescatarian diet today actually and I looked into it. I do love a good fish and chips.


   
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Re: Vegetarian. - November 11th 2019, 07:43 PM

I was a daily meat eater and I couldn't imagine my life without eating some type of meat. It was a little difficult at first, but change comes in small doses. Give yourself allowances to eat meat if you really want to. You don't have to go 100% veg to be successful. Think of it as a long term goal!

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Re: Vegetarian. - November 12th 2019, 07:24 AM

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I was a daily meat eater and I couldn't imagine my life without eating some type of meat. It was a little difficult at first, but change comes in small doses. Give yourself allowances to eat meat if you really want to. You don't have to go 100% veg to be successful. Think of it as a long term goal!

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Re: Vegetarian. - November 19th 2019, 11:51 AM

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I've been vegetarian for 10 years.
It's very importnant to get enough protein - like nuts, tofu and so on.
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Re: Vegetarian. - November 21st 2019, 02:53 AM

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I've been vegetarian for 10 years.
It's very importnant to get enough protein - like nuts, tofu and so on.
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Re: Vegetarian. - November 21st 2019, 09:24 AM

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Re: Vegetarian. - November 23rd 2019, 08:26 AM

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Re: Vegetarian. - November 27th 2019, 07:44 AM

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Re: Vegetarian. - June 20th 2020, 05:19 PM

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Re: Vegetarian. - July 2nd 2020, 01:50 PM

I've been vegetarian since I was 10 years old - totally out of my own choice. I must say I do not ever recall it being difficult for me even though I was so young when I decided to become a vegetarian. None of my family members were vegetarian or any of my friends. I don't remember much however I do know that I would never look back. I did after a few years begin to eat fish very occasionally so I guess technically I am a pescatarian.. Anyway I love being a vegetarian, I don't really find any difficulty in finding stuff to eat (I do have an eating disorder so this is probably why haha ) but even so I do not have issues with finding vegetarian/pescatarian foods - I hope you find it okay


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I've been vegetarian since I was 10 years old - totally out of my own choice. I must say I do not ever recall it being difficult for me even though I was so young when I decided to become a vegetarian. None of my family members were vegetarian or any of my friends. I don't remember much however I do know that I would never look back. I did after a few years begin to eat fish very occasionally so I guess technically I am a pescatarian.. Anyway I love being a vegetarian, I don't really find any difficulty in finding stuff to eat (I do have an eating disorder so this is probably why haha ) but even so I do not have issues with finding vegetarian/pescatarian foods - I hope you find it okay
Thank you for your reply. I am finding it a little harder on some days than what I thought I did. I'll go a week or so without eating any meat and only being on a pescatarian/vegetarian diet and other days (like last night) I caved in and had a beef burger.


   
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