How I went Vegetarian
- I was at the grocery store and looking at the lobster tank, which has always disturbed me, when I felt to ask what they feed them. They don't. They don't feed them ever, I find that unacceptable. That made me realize I didn't want to be apart of the abuse of animals of any species. I end up eating meat about twice a year but I feel so guilty about it I go right back to abstaining. I love animals, more than people usually.
- —Guest karen
One small step at a time
- I have recently watched videos on the ‘truth about the meat industry’ it has changed my view on food and animals. I have also discovered numerous hidden facts about a lot of food, and I feel that I now have the opportunity to make educated decision about anything I buy. I am lucky that my boyfriend doesn’t eat meat, but I have encountered a view ‘awkward’ moments when announcing I’m going vegetarian. I think it’s about being strong and reminding yourself what your reasons is for doing so. I am a new vegetarian, but believe that it’s the most beautiful chapter of my life! I feel more compassionate and aware of what my body needs. I believe as vegetarians we can make a difference one day at a time.
- —Guest Domenique
New Way of Eating
- After finding the truth behind where our food comes from and how it's being handled & processed I decided to quit eating meat, boxed foods, and processed everything. It's the 2nd best lifetime decision I have made. I don't really miss eating meat as I thought I would. The hardest thing about it is having to cook 2 different meals at breakfast and dinner-one for me and one for my husband. I suffered from migraines about 3-4 times a month, and I haven't had the slightest headache since this commitment. I feel like a new person! My stomach doesn't feel like it has a boulder in it every time I eat. I feel AWESOME all day! I have more energy now than 10years ago, and I don't tire out at the gym so much as I was. So, I highly recommend making a slight change in your way of eating. It's a start to a healthier way of living. You deserve it!
- —Guest Ericka
Inspiring others by eating compassionate
- I have been a vegetarian for 19 years and by living my compassionate lifestyle and educate myself about any types of animal cruelty through the movie "Earthling" (I highly recommend it), ordering books about vegetarianism/vegan at the local library, becoming a member of PETA I have inspired others around me automatically. After dating my husband, he started a vegetarian diet as well, and then became a Vegan, my closest friends have become Vegetarian/Vegans too, and I became a Vegan too. My family has become semi-vegetarians (eating meat once or twice a week).Everyone we know always cooks either a Vegetarian dish for us or sometimes the entire meal is Vegetarian for everyone attending. Yes, it's true you by yourself can make a difference and by doing what's right you automatically will inspire others around you. That is the way to make this life worth living and gradually change the world in all areas to become compassionate and abolish any form of cruelty for any lifeform.
- —Guest Fabienne
- Just saw the film Earthlings, and it changed everything. I have eaten meat my whole life and cant even fathom how wrong I have been. This is the start of a new chapter for me, from this point on no more meat or animal products.
- —Guest Cristian
Never felt better
- After having been a vegetarian for a month, I've never felt better. I used to love meat, dairy, and eggs, because we've all been brainwashed that loads of these are good for you when we were child. I also went vegetarian because of the stupid meat industry and how they kill all those animals. Honestly, I felt like there was no change at all. Maybe this is how we were meant to be living: as herbivores. My skin also used to have loads of acne, you name it: cysts, red inflamed acne, whiteheads to blackheads. After cutting out the animals from my diet, my body not only feels better, but somehow I'm also thinking positively too. No wonder vegetarians always have great skin! I'm so proud to be a vegetarian!
- —Guest Jace
- I've watched many different documentaries on 'vegetarians', and 'vegans'. I've always had a love for animals. One day I decided to watch the documentary, 'Super Size Me', and there were some scene in there where they talk about how the animals on the farms are being treated and the chemicals that they put in there food. It was just horrible. So I went vegetarian as first just as a stance against factory farming. But after a while I just didn't want to eat animals anyway. It also find that it is much healthier for me anyway. I turned vegetarian when I was 13 years old. So, it has been almost 5 years.
- After watching several documentary on Netflix, we were shocked how bad we had been eating and how our health can be affected. Especially our families have a history of diabetic, heart disease, obesity, etc. we decided to try vegan almost 100 perfect for 3 weeks. We changed most of our stock in our pantry right away except few things. Today is our 5th week of this plant based diet. We got to explore more variety of food without meat or fish! We loved it, we got to cook more and more now. We felt better after 3 weeks and lost few pounds. It does take time to feel the difference. Dont let first few weeks change your mind about being vegan. Stick with it a little longer! We decided to continue being vegan. :) Tips for All: Try not to eat proccessed vegeterian foods like fake bacon, fake patty burger, etc. its not good for you! Try to avoid any processed food and cook more homemade meals. Its worth it! :)
- —Guest Dani
- I've never been a huge meat eater, nor eggs, but I'm a big dairy fan. I have thought of being vegetarian or vegan many times over the years. Then, my dad's cardiologist told him avoiding all animal-produced products is the best way to go. I told my husband about it and after my mom and dad saying how great they feel after a couple days, I decided to do it too. I'm still having a little dairy. 1/2 & 1/2 in coffee, a little parmesan on my spaghetti squash, but overall I'm a vegetarian. I think vegan will be hard for me to do 100%, but I already feel lighter, and more satisfied. I've lost 4 lbs. in a week, too. Its definitely worth the try. :)
- —Guest appie
Just take a day
- If you're just starting choose a day of the week to eat a meat you like.
- —Guest Rashida
How I went Vegetarian
- I'm crazy happy with my choice of becoming a vegetarian. Most people my age try and be a "vegetarian" for a week. That is originally what I did. I just wanted to try something new. On May 24, 2012 I didn't eat any meat except fish. The first week was easy but as my parents went and started cooking, what use to be my favorite meals, it got harder. You just kind of learn how to not let meat effect you. After my week of try vegetarianism I went and tried to eat a hamburger. The burger didn't agree with me too well and from then on I chose to be a vegetarian. I have never felt better in my life. I still keep a well balance diet though. There are meat supplements out there for vegetarian and they are quite yummy. If you are considering being a vegetarian experiment first. Don't just one day say you are going to be a vegetarian. Try and wedge yourself off a meat diet. That is what makes it easier.
- —Guest Cristi Purple
I am so happy
- My whole life consisted of eating meat. its what i was raised on. One day I saw a horrible video that left me crying and in bed for days. I couldn't believe what they were doing to cows, pigs, turkey's and so on, i took a vow that I would never be a part of that ever again and now I am working my way to becoming a vegan and my body has never felt better, I will not ever go back to meat. i have loads of energy and I know this sounds a little wonky, but everything is starting to change, my hair, my skin, and I am always in high spirits. :)
- —Guest Divine
How I went (Lacto-ovo- vegetarian)
- Lately, whenever I would eat meat, I would get heart palpitations. I believe it's from stress that the animal suffered when it was slaughtered. I feel sorry for these animals and now that I've stopped eating them I feel better.
- —Guest Dan
Never Thought This Would Happen
- I never, ever thought I would be a vegetarian, even as most of my friends were vegetarian. I had absolutely no problem eating something that had feelings. As it turns out, the problem I had with eating animals was founded in sustainability and environmental problems. The food I choose to eat 3 times a day = my 1095 votes, 3 meals/365 days of the year. I don't agree with how the industry abuses farmers of any business size. I don't support the excessive, destructive, or lethal usage of pesticides, chemicals, and hormones on the food we eat, especially the hormones in cows and chickens. For a list of reasons that goes much longer, I make my choice three times a day. And that is why I choose to be a vegetarian, and to support food justice.
- —Guest Molly
Finally went Vegetarian
- Have always wanted to follow a vegetarian diet since I was a teenager, but was afraid of gaining weight by not eating the right foods. Today at 45, I am finally educated about eating healthy and what foods are good and what foods are bad with all the help from TV shows and Books that have come out in the past year or so. Maybe America is finally getting it right. I hope so. I have lost weight and feel amazing all over. Mind, body and spirit. I am very proud to be vegetarian.
- —Guest Jacquie