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6/14/10 11:50 A

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I find that every once in awhile I get a craving for meat - always when at my mom's and she's grilling fish for me and meat for everyone else. I'll have ONE bite. That's enough. I don't suffer any ill effects, but

I'll admit that I'm careful NOT to question ingredients in restaurants because Indy just isn't very veggie friendly. So I probably end up with chicken broth in just about any sauce when I eat out. Sigh.

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6/9/10 4:25 P

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I gave up red meat and pork when I was in a relationship with a "reformed vegetarian". :) She was veg for ethical reasons, but was lazy about getting protein so she started eating fish and fowl. It was just easier to give up meat, and honestly, I barely missed it. Now, mostly for health reasons (but with an ethical spin) I stick with a pescatarian diet. On the rare occasion that I've eaten meat products (beef broth in a recipe, perhaps, or green beans cooked with bacon... my own fault for not questioning ingredients!!) I get the WORST case of, well-- we'll call it "belly disruption". It's been 7 years now, and I don't think that physically I could go back to eating meat even if I wanted.

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11/18/09 5:46 P

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Ain't it the saD TRUTH!-Linda

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CALLIOPEDAK's Photo CALLIOPEDAK Posts: 3,242
11/18/09 4:26 P

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That's my reason pretty much. Although, unfortunately, a LOT of junk food comes under the heading of vegetarian. Sigh.

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11/18/09 11:53 A

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I decided to become a pescetarian because I'm just not a fan of red meat anymore. I do like the taste of fish and believe that it does better for my body rather than those of land animals.

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CALLIOPEDAK's Photo CALLIOPEDAK Posts: 3,242
11/11/09 7:49 P

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Unless counting tuna fish sandwiches, I really don't eat fish at home. That's for restaurants and my mom's house. It's a treat when done right and both locales tend to do so.

I gave up meat for health reasons, not ethical, so I never saw a problem with the notion of cheating here or there. Except I didn't and almost a year slipped by before, out of curiosity, I tried a bite of steak. The first taste was as good as always, but as I chewed I quickly tasted a bitterness. Awful! Same thing happened when I tired a bite of turkey the following T-day (mostly to see if the same thing would hold true with poultry).

Meat just doesn't taste good anymore, so I'm done with that!

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11/11/09 11:58 A

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yep, for me fish is restaurants always sounds so good.

I can't do this if I have a forbidden food involved. I will eat meat if I get the urge, so far not only do I not have the urge, it borders on disgusting to me, so it has been very easy to give up.

When I was a kid my grandfather would raise their own animals. And I have to admit I miss his lamb-however I can never get it the way he did it unless I go to Croatia or maybe Greece and that is looking like a low possibility.

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11/11/09 5:43 A

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Really is so much easier-especially if you go out to
eat!-Linda

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CALLIOPEDAK's Photo CALLIOPEDAK Posts: 3,242
11/10/09 6:43 P

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I've flirted with going vegetarian off and on over the years, but allowing fish to remain in my diet has made all the difference in my ability to give up meat.

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11/9/09 6:02 P

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At one time (long time ago)I was a full Vegetarian,
then when I got married I became a meat eater again
(though not so much,& my heart wasn't in it),then
when my kids left home(and I'm divorced)I decided to
go back to it,but I decided I didn't feel so guilty
about fish(since they eat each other)! And actually,
this is the healthiest diet for someone with RA.
So,that's my story.-Linda


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CALLIOPEDAK's Photo CALLIOPEDAK Posts: 3,242
11/9/09 4:41 P

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I'll put it on my list! Thanks for the recommend.

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11/9/09 8:23 A

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I totally recommend that book. It is Long, but very entertaining. I learned quite a lot about some things that I thought I already knew more than I needed to know? Anyway, it is an interesting read.

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CALLIOPEDAK's Photo CALLIOPEDAK Posts: 3,242
11/8/09 3:28 P

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Good to hear from you!

I've heard a lot about the OD. Need to read that.

I try very hard to always purchase organic eggs and dairy. And my store sells cage free eggs. I absolutely positively will NOT buy eggs that don't guarantee that!

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11/8/09 3:00 P

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I am a RN, nursing instructor, and long time health nut. I also feel really disgusted by how they raise meat, and it has gotten much worse since reading "The Omnivore's Dilemma". I do not eat a lot of fish, but at times my body just craves the protein, and then I have some. I don't digest legumes very well and I get tired of eggs and dairy. We have access to some running wild chicken eggs at our farmer's market, but those guys go on vacation every now and then, and I cannot stand buying eggs from caged chickens. Besides they taste like yuck. So Here I am. I am aiming to end up vegetarian eventually probably.

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CALLIOPEDAK's Photo CALLIOPEDAK Posts: 3,242
10/1/09 4:24 P

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I became a pescatarian three summers ago. I'm a second-career teacher, and it looked like I wasn't going to be employed for the new school year. I was depressed and eating like crazy. I had to do SOMETHING to shake up my eating habits or I was going to pack on more than a 100 extra lbs.

I read Skinny B*. And decided to give up meat and poultry on the spot. However, I've never seriously entertained giving up fish/seafood or eggs, diary. It worked in the sense that the weight gain stopped. Didn't lose anything, but given the circumstances, I counted that as a miracle. I did end up with a job, BTW.

I do go organic/cruelty free with the eggs and dairy, BTW.

And I keep the fish, 1) to increase my protein pool and to make it easy to go out to eat with family and friends. Indiana isn't big on vegetarian restaurants and most restaurants only have extremely limited non-creature choices.

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9/27/09 1:29 P

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Because I did a lot of reading on the hormones, antibiotics, and conditions that cows and chickens are subjected too and got sick at the thought. I just haven't been able to give up fish yet. Theoretically I'd like too, but honestly I haven't made any strides towards it.

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4/30/09 5:08 A

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i would eventually like to be a vegetarian. being a vegan sounds so hard! i don't think i could do it until i was out of college and buying my own groceries. still, has anyone tried going vegan? is it as hard as i think it is?

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4/1/09 3:48 P

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I became a vegetarian in january. I was one prior to this about 10 years ago (in High School). I went back to eating meat because it was cheaper when I was in college and BROKE!
I was actually Aiming to be a vegan. I learned I have an intolerance to soy products, and had to start eating dairy and eggs to supplement my protein. I have cut back on dairy and eggs now, and am eating fish and shrimp, mainly for the protein and health benefits. I think am compromising well. I would like to eventually cut back again to no animal products again, but what I am doing now, works quite well for me!
I am also only eating organic and cruelty free.

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3/23/09 5:24 P

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I became a pescatarian shortly after I started studying Buddhism in 3rd year university. Now I love it, and could never go back!

Sometimes I wish I could give up fish entirely (I actually eat it less and less), but I love the taste of seafood!

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2/20/09 6:02 P

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I stopped eating "land meat" because of all of the hormones, cruelty, and fat involved in them. I'm pescatarian, instead of vegetarian, because I just love crab, prawns and scallops too much to cut them out now. I may decide down the road to leave them off my plate as well.

At this point in time, I've been a "pescatarian" for 2 weeks, eating prawns only once during that time. The rest of the time, I've not eaten any meat at all.
The fact that my husband is a vegetarian (lacto-ovo), and has been for the last 5 years, helps. I've become accustomed to a varied, tasty vegetarian diet. We eat veggie stuff at home, and for the past few years I'd occasionally have shellfish and sometimes chicken when we ate out. He used to call me his "honorary vegetarian."

So now, I'll eat mostly veggie, and have seafood every once in awhile.

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1/28/09 7:24 P

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I like fish better than beef.

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i became a vegetarian because i was reading so much about the vices of mammal meat that i decided it would be healthier for me to cut it out altogether. when i found that i wasn't getting enough protein by far, i started to be a pescatarian. as it stands, i eat enough protein now and although i wish that i could be a vegetarian, i find this to be a pleasant compromise.

what about everyone else?

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