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Do you eat meat? Are you a vegetarian or vegan? Do you strive to eat less meat or are content with eating meat?

I don't eat beef or pork. I eat vegetarian cheese and drink almond milk, so basically no cow products. I hope to become vegetarian one day.

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I follow the conduct of Buddha Shakyamuni ... I will not condemn others for eating it and I will not kill creatures myself. But if already prepared I will not turn it down.

Oh, I've never heard of that. I eat meals at work that I would never prepare for myself. That makes sense to me. Thanks for explaining.

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I respect vegetarians that don't judge or hold some sort of superiority about it. Personally, I tried going vegetarian but my allergies make it basically impossible plus I just really love meat. I wish you luck in your quest for vegetarianism as long as you're cool to us smile001.gif

Do they actually exist? smile009.gif

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I eat meat. Several times a week. I'm not a fan of most vegetables, and I cannot tolerate
beans. I will never become a vegetarian or a vegan.
I wouldn't dream of telling anyone else what they should or shouldn't eat.
My greatest hope for everyone is that they can live their lives as they wish to.

KKGator Level 9 Mar 2, 2018
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I eat almost anything, but animal flesh tastes so good. I guess I am destined to be evil.

At least I don't eat babies. Well, human ones anyhow.

arnies Level 7 Mar 2, 2018
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Omnivore

ipdg77 Level 8 Mar 2, 2018

@Michael64 I'm an omnivore, the smiley homo sapien in the photo could also be one. You by choice are not, but your physiology means you are capable of gaining nutrients from meat and plants. smile001.gif

@TiberiusGracchus Someone doesn't like that I disagree with them. But the bottom line is I enjoy eating meat, fruit, veg etc..end of

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I sure do. I grew up on a farm where we raised Angus cattle that were destined for 4 adn 5 star restaurants. That's the quality of beef I was accustomed to. Once I got to college and was subjected to the low quality stuff they serve there, I couldn't stand beef any more. I eat mostly chicken and fish.

BD66 Level 7 Mar 2, 2018
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The human body requires a nutrient element called cobalt, or cobalamin. Cobalamin is more commonly known as Vitamin B12. Dr. Paul Marsh, Health, Safety & Environment Manager [has it that] Humans need cobalamin “ready-made” in their diet. Cobalamin is so important to human health that the human body has a special delivery system just for obtaining cobalamin from the diet, called “intrinsic factor”. Cobalamin is needed for blood cell formation, and consequently one of the main deficiency effects is anemia with a decrease in red blood cells. Cobalamin is also essential for healthy brain and nervous system function, as well as in DNA synthesis, fatty acid synthesis, and energy metabolism.

How do you get cobalt? You must ‘eat a little bit of everything’ within your local market. The so-called common sense diets of people these days, protestant based ethics, “take all you want, just eat all you take” is as inconsiderate of our bodies as refusing to wash the dishes after the meal. Buzzards and vultures eat rotten meat; but you’ve never heard of one getting cancer, stomach problems, or being overweight. Just listen to your body, it’ll tell you when something should be rejected.

So when my mother tells me to be thankful for whatever I have to eat, children in Africa are starving, I tell her to invite them to dinner.

Once, my mother tried to use that "starving children in Africa" line on me, and how they'd be happy for what I had. I said, "Well, let's send this to them." She backhanded me so hard, it knocked me off the chair. I realized then, that many moms don't appreciate logic. smile009.gif

@KKGator Yeah, that line of shit hovered around most dinner tables in the 50's.

@Highway-Starr It lasted on through the 60s, too.

My dog eats his own poop. Just because it's good for one specie.... I do agree that a varied diet is probably best though.

@arnies But poop is a natural source of B12! smile002.gif

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I grew up on a little farm where we had a huge garden, canned & preserved all summer, raised chickens, pigs & rabbits for food, hunted & fished & foraged throughout the year. We did not have meat with every meal. I just took it for granted that was normal.

As an adult, as much as I love a good steak, beef hates me. Makes me violently ill when ingested. Don't know why. Bison is a good substitue but its expensive so its a rare treat.

I was recently diagnosed as gluten sensitive (I don't have the disposable income or time or inclination to fight the insurance company to go through testing to confirm Celiacs) so that removes a ton of preprocessed common staple foods & vegetarian products from my pantry. Good thing I like to cook, its a real adventure these days.

Similar tale, grew up eating garden vegies, local farm produce and beef. At 43 go gluten free - no funds for celiac test - FEEL way better. Like to cook and guess what, I produce much less waste for the garbage man to pick up or put in the recycle bin. Is reading labels your favorite past time at the grocery store? LOL

@silverotter11 as much as I hate it, I have learned so much about what is in food. On a regular basis, standing in the aisle@ grocery the words "WTF" & "f*ck me" fall out of my mouth, usually about the 4th or 5th label I read. I did not know there was "wheat syrup" until I started reading labels.

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I am transitioning to vegan/vegetarian one step at a time. I've completely done away with cow milk (which was hard for someone who really loved milk), I've tried vegan cheese recently, but overall I've opened my horizons for trying new healthier meals and food options. It's difficult to afford healthy food and vegan food sometimes, but when I can I make those mindful choices.

Srianna Level 3 Mar 2, 2018
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I tried to go vegetarian, after about 6 months I was dreaming of hamburgers and my body ached. I caved and bought some groundbeef made a meatloaf and felt alot better. I don't eat alot of beef as organic grassfed non-GMO is expensive but seems I do require just a bit to feel good.

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I have way too many food allergies to go vegan or vegetarian. It's enough of a struggle to find foods I can eat to begin with.

I have a friend who had to go utterly vegan for the same reason.

RavenCT Level 9 Mar 2, 2018
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im an omnivore

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I eat what is on the plate... Daily dose of Meat for me.

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Vegan/veggie

jacpod Level 8 Mar 2, 2018
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Yes. No. No. No.

Annaleda Level 8 Mar 2, 2018
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I am an omnivore but am eating less meat, vegetarian one day.

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I only eat a small amount of fish..no other meat. I also eat a boiled egg every day.

The rest of my food includes dried fruits, nuts, sprouted mung beans, juiced veggies.

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I ate vegetarian for a few years. I started because I had leukemia and I paid very close attention to what I ate, and kept eating vegetarian after ther was no sogn of cancer in my sistem.

Then, I got priced out of my apartment and moved in with my sister's family. Since she does mos tof ht ecooking I eat what she pepoares. However, if I lived aloen again,k I'd probably go back to easting vegetarian.

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Meat is the most important part of any meal...meat can be the only thiing in a meal for me and im good with it.

jorj Level 8 Mar 2, 2018
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Eat as litte red meat as possible, mostly chicken here, once in a tad I do have red meat.

Mostly chicken and eggs, and the occasional salmon here.

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Yes. I eat met. I eat far less beef than I ever did before. Many days, I eat vegetarian. Some day I eat vegan, except for eggs. I almost always have eggs for breakfasat. I appreciate and respect Ethical Vegans, those who do it just for the animals. I think I could do that, but would have a difficult time of it. I could also be an Avo Vegetarian, if I had to. But I do like meat and it makes me feel good when I eat it.

MrLizard Level 8 Mar 2, 2018
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I was raised in a household where we had meat three times a day and everything was fried. Today, I have meat two or three times a week and the only fried food is French fries with no salt. For me, it’s a good balance.

Iffy Level 5 Mar 2, 2018
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I don't eat ???? cow food. I eat the ???? cow!
Your body needs what's called essential amino acids, you need these for your body to synthesize the rest of the amino acids that you need to sustain a healthy mind and body. The only vegetable that has a full compliment of amino acids is the soy bean and it's full of estrogen which is great for women. Next up is corn, which is three chains short and your body can't even get that because it. Not digestible to the human body.
Meat has a full compliment of the amino acids.
Back in the 70's there was a rash of cults that were communes where you were first deprived of protiens so that you are more susceptible to brainwashing, then you readily give up everything you own.
Don't be susceptible to brainwashing.

Actually extra estrogen can lead to cancer in women.

Actually, quinoa is the perfect vegetarian protein, a versatile grain with all 9 essential amino acids. With a variety of plant based foods, the body can get everything it needs with resorting to animal based products.

@SallyInStitches what I learned from genetics class was there are 21 essential amino acids. 36 total after the body synthesizes the rest.
Never heard of quinoa. Will Google it.
What I do know is I do enjoy eating some veggies but don't make a habit of it. Never buy any for the house. Been doing so since 97 and I'm in great shape for my age.

@Captnron59 there are 9 essential amino acids the body does not make. Quinoa has all 9, which is great for me since I still tend to eat the way i did coming up. It was not unusual for folks to be looking for the salt shaker & find it with me...I was eating tomatoes right off the vine (i was 3).

Because i love to cook, & i love history, i enjoy old cookbooks & researching different methods of food preservation, food philosophy, & historical outlooks on food. Then add the spices, recipes, & methods from different cultures & food/cooking becomes an adventure.

@SallyInStitches but if you eat meat your body can synthesize those "9". I do get my vitamin c from jalapenos as there is more vitamin c in one Jalapeno than three glasses of oj.

Hey I still eat eggs, poultry, and fish smile002.gif

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I think there are multiple reasons to avoid meat, humane reasons and scientific. Cows contribute a lot to the gases in the environment and pugs are vastly intelligent. Both are solid reasons to get meat out of my diet.

Ldese7 Level 3 Mar 2, 2018

Who eats pugs?

@MrLizard read this sitting at vet & laughed till I snorted.

@SallyInStitches snorted like a pug?

@MrLizard yes, i am ashamed to say. Not sure if my eyes bugged out a little when i did it.

Pigs* lol

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When I'm out, I'll sometimes eat animal products, but usually I order vegetarian & hold the cheese. At home, I eat strictly whole food plant based. It's commendable that people do it for ethical or ecological reasons, but I did it for my health.

davyjones Level 6 Mar 21, 2018
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