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Are there any vegetarians in here?

If so, what does your typical daily meal plan look like?

And if so, what kind of changes have you witnessed in your lifetime as a result?
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Re: Are there any vegetarians in here?

I have added more vegetables to my diet as I grow older. That does not mean I should go to an extreme of only eating vegetables.
I think that being a vegetarian is contrary to our nature. A balanced diet includes meat, grains, vegetables and dairy. Vegetarians are no more logical than people who live on snack foods.

A vegetarian diet is probably healthier than an all-meat diet, but I doubt it is healthier than an omnivore diet.

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I have added more vegetables to my diet as I grow older. That does not mean I should go to an extreme of only eating vegetables.
I think that being a vegetarian is contrary to our nature. A balanced diet includes meat, grains, vegetables and dairy. Vegetarians are no more logical than people who live on snack foods.

A vegetarian diet is probably healthier than an all-meat diet, but I doubt it is healthier than an omnivore diet.
In some sciences (I think psychology and maybe even biology) they use to categorize them as having an "eating disorder". I'm wondering if getting getting zinc, iron, omega3 and other key nutrients found in meat, are satisfactory or not if they are taken in through chocolate (in the case of zinc), iron (say through apples and carrots), and omega3 from walnuts. I'm assuming vegetarians would have to eat tons of these (especially for omega3) in addition to supplements, just to be safe enough to make sure their body absorbed enough nutrients.
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Re: Are there any vegetarians in here?

I'm not, my favourite foods are meats, mostly.

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I don't eat a lot of meat because it makes my stomach uncomortable so I end up eating many vegetables.

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I don't eat a lot of meat because it makes my stomach uncomortable so I end up eating many vegetables.
That will continue with age. I eat a lot more seafood than red meat. And my red meat intake is mostly in pastas and stews. I still love the flavour of a thick, rare steak, but have to be prepared to undergo a poor night's sleep afterward.

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Re: Are there any vegetarians in here?

I was raised a vegetarian. My parents, grandparents, their parents before that and at least two more generations beyond were all vegetarians.

I couldn't care less if I get enough nutrients or not.

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That will continue with age. I eat a lot more seafood than red meat. And my red meat intake is mostly in pastas and stews. I still love the flavour of a thick, rare steak, but have to be prepared to undergo a poor night's sleep afterward.
I have never loved meat, maybe because my parents used to cook it at it wasn't that good. But I have had some good cooked meats before and it very good. But it wasn't a part of my natural favorite diet.

My favorite vegetable to eat is zucchini. Hard to find because I am the only one who likes it that I know. I eat it raw, in soups, in stews and cooked. I have this one man I always get the best ones from, he is a long walk from my quarters but it is worth the long walk.

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Re: Are there any vegetarians in here?

yup, but no vegan, also not really into all the meat-copycat-stuff, but I love everything milk-related for example

huge advantage of living in a big city which makes it really easy as you get easily all you could imagine for a proper meal and also you won't find a restaurant without a veggie section on their menu here anymore
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Iron is really easy to pick up in your diet without meat, I've given blood regularly as a veggie for example. Typical day I'd have some porridge and fruit, scrambled eggs or a sandwich or yoghurt and fruit for lunch, then lots of veg and grains for dinner. I like curries, brocolli & spinach dishes especially, roast vegetables, soups etc. I like snacking on oatcakes with cottage cheese.

I'm not particularly strict about it, I mainly do it because of the environmental implications, I'll have the occasional bit of fish when I want it (and can afford some decent fresh local caught stuff).
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I was raised a vegetarian. My parents, grandparents, their parents before that and at least two more generations beyond were all vegetarians.

I couldn't care less if I get enough nutrients or not.
Is it religious? Or Culture?

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Re: Are there any vegetarians in here?

Can you guys live without soy? Or is soy a crucial part of a vegetarian's diet?
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I still love the flavour of a thick, rare steak, but have to be prepared to undergo a poor night's sleep afterward.
Make it less thick, and send it back to the kitchen and have it properly baked/fried, you'll sleep much better.

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Iron is really easy to pick up in your diet without meat, I've given blood regularly as a veggie for example. Typical day I'd have some porridge and fruit, scrambled eggs or a sandwich or yoghurt and fruit for lunch, then lots of veg and grains for dinner. I like curries, brocolli & spinach dishes especially, roast vegetables, soups etc. I like snacking on oatcakes with cottage cheese.

I'm not particularly strict about it, I mainly do it because of the environmental implications, I'll have the occasional bit of fish when I want it (and can afford some decent fresh local caught stuff).
Interesting meal routine. Yeah, I was thinking if I were to go about it, I would definitely have it organized in a way where porridge/oatmeal would ideally be set for breakfast, than fruits, eggs, sandwiches, soups, probably for early and midtime lunch, then in the evening probably lots of tea, greens, grains, anything else that's light enough to help you rest.
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Re: Are there any vegetarians in here?

I'm more of a semi-vegetarian than a full-blown one. But I virtually never eat red meat, never never, not once-in-a-while never. I eat tuna and chicken a fair bit, but that's about the extent of the meat I have.

To me, things like meat loaf, hot dogs, BBQ ribs, cheeseburgers, they are disgusting and unhealthy. Then you add on the dead animal aspect, and it makes it an easy decision not to eat these foods. The last time I had anything like that was in 2009 when I had a McDonald's cheeseburger, and it made me sick to my stomach, it was so disgusting, so soggy, so fattening. That day I totally changed my diet, and I'm way hotter now than I was then because I got tighter, and I lost face weight really quick. And I feel much cleaner internally than I did when I ate a lot of meat. So I think the advantages are plentiful.
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