Would you consider becoming a vegetarian?

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    (Original post by RVNmax)
    I'm intrigued as to what your diet was during that period? Did you overhaul your diet, did you substitute in food items for the meat or did you keep the rest of it the same?
    It basically came down to cheese on toast, baked beans and salad. Really poorly nutritional regime. But back then it was hard to find good guidance.

    But I did notice a very peculiar change in my mental state, conciousness. I was far more relaxed and at ease, and seemed to be way more empathic and concern about social and environmental issues. Whether this was due to actual changes in brain chemistry, or just the cultural norms surrounding vegetarianism at the time I couldn't say. But it was a real phenomenon to me.
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    (Original post by Spratty)
    "Nothing will benefit health and increase the chances of survival of life on earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet" -Einstein
    I've been vegetarian all of my life through religious reasons.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to impose or force you to be vegetarian, I just want your opinions.
    I've tried it before in the past but I couldn't keep it up for anymore than a month or so. Maybe I will go back to it later on in life
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    I would, but then that would mean that I have limited culinary experiences...
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    No, as part of work experience for the course I'm applying for I have worked on several farms and spent a day in an abattoir. Before the latter I was always a little concerned about animal welfare in places like that but afterwards I would happily eat meat.
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    I'd consider it but I wouldn't really know how to gain more info about it other than the internet obvs so its kind of peak
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    Vegan master race. In all seriousness though any non vegans please watch https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=opj0_3L1l88
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    (Original post by TheTruthTeller)
    I mean i'd consider it in the future when i have built adequate muscle mass that i simply want to maintain and muslce building with meat is more efficient
    -barny du plessis-
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    (Original post by 303Pharma)
    Yes it makes you mental. Judgemental. Sanctimonious. Preachy. Smug. holy-than-though. Self-satisfied.
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    Yeah I went there
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    No. I'm nowhere near adventurous enough with food for it to even be an option. If I cut meat out of my diet I'd have very little left.
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    (Original post by RF_PineMarten)
    No. I'm nowhere near adventurous enough with food for it to even be an option. If I cut meat out of my diet I'd have very little left.
    Om nom nom nom. do it
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    (Original post by 303Pharma)
    It basically came down to cheese on toast, baked beans and salad. Really poorly nutritional regime. But back then it was hard to find good guidance.

    But I did notice a very peculiar change in my mental state, conciousness. I was far more relaxed and at ease, and seemed to be way more empathic and concern about social and environmental issues. Whether this was due to actual changes in brain chemistry, or just the cultural norms surrounding vegetarianism at the time I couldn't say. But it was a real phenomenon to me.
    Tbh that's bog standard meal for everybody these days and there's nothing wrong with that. You surely didn't live off that three times a day though?
    I guess the symptoms that you described in your initial post could also have occurred because you weren't used to a sans-meat diet.
    Why did you decide to become a vegetarian back then btw?
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    http://allrecipes.com/recipes/1875/w...es/vegetarian/

    Indian vegetarian cuisine is among the best in the world. Try it. You'll surprise yourselves. Its not that hard to cook and the recipies have been passed down hundreds of years.

    This video, includes gordon ramsay and explores a small pocket of the vegetarian food thats found in india.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCfjYBYOJyY
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    Perhaps. I usually eat quorn foods anyways because they're lower in fat. I'd need to find a substitute for ham and roast chicken on sundays but other than that, I'd be fine as a vegetarian!
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    I've tried it before in the past but I couldn't keep it up for anymore than a month or so. Maybe I will go back to it later on in life
    I've been a vegetarian for 20 years, and a non smoker for 5, I actually think about smoking more than eating meat. And if i do ever eat meat, it literally physically makes me sick now. Good luck!
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    I would, and have considered it before since I don't like a lot of meat product anyway. However, after thinking it through I came to realise that I don't like enough food items to be able to sustain a healthy diet without meat. Also there are a few things I love:

    Pigs in Blankets
    McDonalds breafasts/Spoons Breakfast
    Other things I can't remember right now

    Don't get me wrong, I don't care if people are veggies, vegans or omnivores but I could not survive.
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    (Original post by john2054)
    I've been a vegetarian for 20 years, and a non smoker for 5, I actually think about smoking more than eating meat. And if i do ever eat meat, it literally physically makes me sick now. Good luck!
    Did you never ever crave meat? When I was doing it I was craving meat pretty much 24/7 and always felt hungry. How did you do it?
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    Why did you decide to become a vegetarian back then btw?[/QUOTE]

    There was the well known health benefits. But mainly, I saw a presentation at college on vivisection and the farming industry. I was so horrified I couldn't eat meat again for years.
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    Vegetarian, yes. Vegan, no. In the present day at least.
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    (Original post by Spratty)
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    I'm Indian and I've hardly ever had issues from being vegetarian. Our food is high in many spices that aid your body like tumeric. Western vegetarianism is tasteless and crap for your body.
    Yessssss! Alooo paranthas, Samosas, Dahi bhalla, tikki, naan, kadhai paneer, idli and with so many endless choices, we just dont need to touch meat ever. I've been vegan all my life ( religious reasons aside) also coz i never had to eat meat related stuff, considering indian vegan food is tastier than Meat stuff. Yes western vegetarianism is totally crap, likee ewww lack of taste, they just dont know how to make tasty vegan food like us.


    Also i have a question that is totally unrelated to this, if you dont mind answering , that i have wanted to ask a British Indian,
    Is the system of Joint families followed there aswell by Indians just like it is here or do kids move out? And is this system frowned upon by others? Just curious becuase western ideas of individualism are alien to me and trying to understand how stuff works there, if you cant answer then its ok ty anyways brother
 
 
 
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