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  • Any vegetarians here?

    I have recently thought about becoming a vegetarian and was curious how many we have here on the forum and how long you've been one.

    A general question to all: What is your very favorite vegetable? Which do you hate the most?

    I could probably live on broccoli. Make that cherry tomatoes. No wait, probably califlower. Better yet, asparagas. Yum.

    The veggies I hate the most are okra, collard greens and LIMA BEANS. YUCK!!

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    Although I do like my veggies Katey.....and love salads, no way can I live on that stuff alone!!!

    Gotta have meat!!!!
    Steve

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    • #3
      Do vegetarians eat poultry? It's not meat...

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      • #4
        It is meat. It is not beef.
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        • #5
          Yeah yeah, that's what I meant.

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          • #6
            It depends on the individual I'd think...

            There is vegetarian, who eat nothing of meat, chicken or fish.

            There are some that will go ahead and eat fish.

            There are some called vegans who besides meat, chicken and fish will not eat any dairy products. I could never do that! Gotta have my cheese!!!!!!!

            I like to call myself a partime vegetarian, sometimes I go through phases of not eating any meat.

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            • #7
              Im funna guess we all eat meat.
              Oh... Oh... I know you di-int!

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              • #8
                I love squash,brocalli with cheese, brussell sprouts with butter and corn on the cob.

                However...

                If I dont eat steak at least twice a week I will DIE ! [Eek!]

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                • #9
                  Katey, i have to head to work but i will PM you about this tonite or tomorrow. i worked with 3 vegetarians at my last job, and i learned alot about it. one gave me a good book called "Transition to Vegetarianism." gives you alot of info...i think about doing it alot but i havent yet. they were 3 different types...one ate seafood, one ate eggs and milk but no flesh, and the other didnt eat eggs but used milk for cereal and coffee only. they were very healthy, and the one that ate milk and eggs went thru 2 pregnancies with 2 big, healthy babies.

                  (something that the book points out is, our teeth and digestive system are not made to digest meat...we are like the monkeys in that way. whereas dogs have the teeth and system to eat meat.)

                  [ 09-14-2002, 04:44 PM: Message edited by: jellybean40 ]
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                  • #10
                    I'm not a vegetarian, but I know someone who is!

                    She eats alot of vege food, like soy burgers and stuff made from tofu. Every time we grill out she has me grill a portabella mushroom and she eats it like a burger, and it's actually quite good. Eating out vege style isn't that bad either, most places will serve you any entree they have sans the meat. Plus there is soy milk, soy cheese and a soy butter spread, so going vegan isn't all that tough. It can be done.

                    I'm a serious carnivore, I like my meats, I love steak, poultry, pork, and my fish, but with all the steroids and hormones being injected into animals now, I'm seriously considering going vegan. It's just a matter of actually committing to it.

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                    • #11
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by jellybean40:
                      (something that the book points out is, our teeth and digestive system are not made to digest meat...we are like the monkeys in that way. whereas dogs have the teeth and system to eat meat.)

                      I'd like to see the proof behind that before I would believe it. Back in the cave man days when humans were hunters and gatherers, meat was a staple of their diets. We, like most other mammals, are omnivores who have evolved eating a variety of plants and animals over the course of our existence. While it is true that our teeth are not designed for us to rip the flesh off of meat as dogs do (that's why we use forks...well most of us anyway ), they can chew meat sufficiently. I have also seen no evidence that the gastric juices in the human stomach cannot digest meat properly.

                      Meat products (read: protein) are very important to a healthy diet. I'm not talking about just red meat here (I eat very little red meat), but poultry, fish, and game. The human body needs the nutrients present in meat such as protein, iron, and various vitamins to properly function. It's also coming to the forefront that Omega 3 fatty acids (those present in fish) may be the all-around best thing for a person to consume. You can get protein from things like soy burgers (which I like, by the way), but soy protein isn't as good as protein from meats.

                      While it is possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle being a vegetarian, it is also easy to do so by just limiting the types of meat you eat. I do not believe being a vegan is a smart move, since you lose a lot of nutrients by eliminating dairy/meat products all together.

                      [ 09-14-2002, 06:54 PM: Message edited by: PatrickM98 ]

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                      • #12
                        I don't eat red meat very often, mainly chicken. However, I have to say that sometimes I get a realllly baaaaaaaaaaad craving for a piece of meat and then I go nuts till I get it!!

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                        • #13
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by wonderwoman:
                          I don't eat red meat very often, mainly chicken. However, I have to say that sometimes I get a realllly baaaaaaaaaaad craving for a piece of meat and then I go nuts till I get it!!

                          MikeTX is gonna go nuts when he sees this one!

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                            What to say...

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                            • #15
                              I've never been a vegetarian Katey but just for health reasons I do eat a lot of veggies and soy products. Boca has a great line out with lots of choices but it is kinda expensive. I actually prefer their veggie burgers to real burgers.

                              Why is it you want to go vegetarian?

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