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1/14/11 11:19 A

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My honey just fell into it.

I called him a flexitarian.

He pretty much is meat free now! :) All on his own terms

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1/10/11 4:21 A

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I think most men want "easy" meals. If I make a meal using vegan cheese and Tofurkey, my boyfriend will wolf it down. He will also eat real meat at every restaurant we go to. I think it is a matter of helping him with easy alternatives. Maybe offer to make him breakfast, or pack his lunch for work. Just a suggestion, as some people are just not ready to make the transition. Good luck!

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4/29/10 11:12 A

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Great ideas! Yep, my husband loves the food I make too, and also jokes that he has been "vegan" for the week (and he does eat meat at lunch and dairy for breakfast).

I'll let him come around to it. I think he does see it, but is still connecting the dots.

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4/28/10 7:40 P

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I think that once the idea "clicks", it is a rapid progression from thought to execution. With you being vegan, and hopefully being able to help with availing the meals, it can precipitate it.

Without being starved, would he kill an animal to eat it just because he could?

You can also pull a Lysistrata on him. :)

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4/28/10 6:47 P

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I agree about leading by example. My husband says he will never become a vegetarian, but he loves a lot of the dishes I make and we laugh when he says - wow I've eaten vegetarian all week (course that is dinner - I don't have a lot of control when he is at work). When he wants meat, he has to cook it and he usually has meat when eating out.

He has watched Food Inc. with me, but hasn't made the connection yet. I'm just glad he is willing to not have every meal be meat and he is willing to try new recipes I make.

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Lead by example. If you push too hard, he might resist. Let him come to it on his own terms and let him know you are there to help him when he's ready to make the transition.

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I'm a vegan. My husband is an omnivore. Last week during dinner he said that he's interested in vegetarianism and will be a vegetarian one day, however isn't ready.

Should I encourage him more, or just wait for him to be ready? How should I go about this?

Thanks!

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