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I became a vegetarian

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posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 06:53 AM
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I never thought in a million years i would become a vegetarian and i know it will be tested. Its a hard choice, but during the last years my meat consumption got lower and lower.. I love meat dont get me wrong but eating meat because its good,and i really cant justify it.. I made research on how to get the nutrients i need, cause the meat we do consume isnt really something nature would call meat..

So i made a choice, i gave up alcohol 4 years ago, nicotine 3 years ago and meat today...



Anyone had some issues with being a vegetarian?



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posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 06:58 AM
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a reply to: kisin

I agree, meat is a joke nowadays.

I hope you don't exclude milk and eggs though.

Congratulations mate!



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 07:10 AM
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a reply to: swanne

I need help with nutrients.. so my body and brain doesnt go lunatic..



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 07:18 AM
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a reply to: kisin

You'll need to check your protein intake. That's the main concern with vegan diet. That's why I hope you keep milk and eggs. Plants don't have all the proteins you need. Also, milk is strong in calcium, which is good to battle osteoporosis. Omega 3 is also something to consider - good for the brain, but fish is the main source. Luckily for you, there exists eggs with omega 3 in them (chickens are fed flaxseed so their body break it down to omega 3 in their egg).

Plants are strong sources of vitamins and minerals though.




posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 07:22 AM
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a reply to: kisin

I have an Pescetarianism, or pesco-vegetarianism diet. Stopped eating meat a year ago, there are times when I smell cooked bacon or chicken and my mouth still waters, but I always remember the reason why I chose to stop eating meat. I feel healthier and lost over a stone in weight. Never realised how many food adverts with meat products there were until I stopped eating meat, bit like giving up cigarettes and always noticing smokers more!!

Why is this in the rant section?
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posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 07:30 AM
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I was vegetarian for around six months. It was fine, but one day I got a massive craving for meat. This was probably due to me not following some sort of regime to get the correct proteins.

That is, for me, the problem with choosing a non omniverous diet.

Do not treat your diet choice as some sort of religion. What I mean by this is, if every now and then you want a piece of meat, then eat some. It won't kill you.

If this choice is for ethical reasons, then good for you and good luck. Just don't let eating become a chore.



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 07:31 AM
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I'm a vegetarian between meals.

My favorite vegetable is gravy


...and it shows.



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 07:32 AM
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a reply to: swanne

Fish, milk and egg, gotcha!



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 07:39 AM
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originally posted by: swanne
a reply to: kisin

Also, milk is strong in calcium, which is good to battle osteoporosis


Link / Study
It might actually do the opposite.


Because of the high content of lactose in milk, we hypothesised that high consumption of milk may increase oxidative stress, which in turn affects the risk of mortality and fracture.



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 07:46 AM
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Hey, some people do well as vegetarians, I have known lots of people that were vegetarians and still know some pretty well. There are some problems that occur, B12 is one of them that I hear guys talk about. I have a b12 spray that is considered vegan, it is a little expensive but the spray lasts a couple months and it tastes great and works great.

I eat meat, but have problems taking B12 properly out of food and using it. I guess that is an age related issue, something called intrinsic factor or something like that. Calcium is high in bread and also some veggies. Make sure not to get elevated potasium levels. I eat a lot of potasium rich foods and it increases my insulin creation a little too much which causes constipation. Also, some people get bezoars from eating a lot of veggies, keep an eye on that. A bottle of coke will disolve my bezoars. I hate coke, but it does work. I like veggies, but they do not like me.

The neighbor girl is mostly vegetarian, she is a friend of my youngest daughter, and she does eat eggs once in a while to take care of problems. No other meats though. She seems healthy, but she learned that running every day is not good on the joints.
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posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 07:49 AM
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a reply to: kisin

Vegetarian since 1 and a half decade now.

Very positive effects, several health issues gone since i stopped the meat intake.

Only negative thing health related thing ever experienced: a low level of iron in winter, which i treated with a vegetation herb mix.

What still annoys me is the discussions with carnivores.

Normally at the restaurant or canteen: i don t eat meat.

Why?
reason reason reason.

And then they get offended, for whatever reason.

It s really silly. It s my own decision what i eat and what not.

i still don t see why carnivores find that offensive.

And i am far from the missionary type. I dont even mention that i am vegetarian, if i am not asked.



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 07:50 AM
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a reply to: rickymouse

if you drink more water wouldnt the potasium decrease?



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 07:51 AM
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a reply to: svetlana84

spinach would it work?



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 07:59 AM
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a reply to: kisin

Spinach is rich in iron. But not as rich as often protrayed: spinach went famous for iron and giving power (even in pop-culture -Popeye) later it turned out there was a simple math error in the study that got cited for decades. As far as i remember they made a comma error, resulting in 10folds results.


i use a supplement called floradix in winter and on special days. Otherwise lots of greens, nuts, sesame and turmeric (curcuma).

here s a list with amounts of iron in plants:
iron in the vegan diet



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 08:03 AM
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Unless I missed it, I didn't see anyone mention tofu.

Keep a diary (dairy diary?) and track how you feel. See if you can become sensitive enough to take a taste of something, and get an immediate impression. But also remember that change takes time.

Good luck with this and keep us posted.




posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 08:33 AM
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So no more bacon....

Good luck with that!



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 08:34 AM
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I'm not a veger, but as of this last month, my diet has changed Very dramatically. Having finally been diagnosed with Diver's, the same ailment the wrestling guy Brock Lesner had. Mine were less severe, but having your abdomen ripped from your body (in relationship to which persons pain was more severe) pretty well hurts the same for all those affected.

It is painful........... I'd say beyond the worst toothache or migrane you ever had, or what ever extended agonizing pain you might have experienced. So no, I don't do a lot of meat, and frankly I'm less able to eat and process meat as a daily food source. I'm still ok with chicken, pork not so much, and beef rates lowest in my ability to tolerate.

Fish and shrimp are fine, but SO suspect to contaminants from farming practices in Asian Pacific rim. Then throw in Fukushima's radioactivity So what do you do ? What do you choose from ? ........................... I know.......... Jack in the Box taco's..



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 08:34 AM
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originally posted by: kisin
a reply to: rickymouse

if you drink more water wouldnt the potasium decrease?


Not necessarily. Sodium levels decrease when drinking more water. Sodium and potassium need to be balanced. Increasing potassium increases the release of insulin and this is dependent on adequate calcium. Too much insulin creation can cause problems too, it can make it so if you drink some juice, you will jump up insulin and it can cause a hypoglycemic event. I found that out, I am trying to figure alternate ways to treat my epilepsy. Seems like almost any natural foods that will treat it are high in potassium. I hate those hypoglycemic spins.

Most people do not have hypoglycemia to start with though, so you most likely won't have a problem. I have always been hypoglycemic. Also, many people can't process the lipids in veggies very well. I don't seem to have a problem with that but I do know some people who do. They would never even consider giving up meat.

I have the necessary genetics to be a vegetarian, except for a couple of gensets which mean I need to eat meat. If I start to eat a lot of veggies I could go a little more nuts. Everyone is a little nuts, if they say they aren't than they are crazy and delusional. It is when we start believing we are not nuts that we become crazy.



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 08:35 AM
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a reply to: ClownFish

A truther!!



posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 08:38 AM
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a reply to: angryhulk

I didn't see the poster say "high" intake of milk, so I don't see relevance with your post.

But good to know.


I spent my life using milk solely for the purpose of dunking my oreos. And I am a bi-annual dunker.



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