- One way I found to avoid criticism, or for some people - their parents not allowing them to be vegetarian : lie. Someone cooks steak, rice, beans and macaroni, I eat everything minus the steak. "Why didn't you get steak?" and I answer "I ate a little while earlier, I'm full off of just the beans!" To avoid nagging, I just eat the sides and say I'm not hungry... I can always come back for seconds [of rice!].
- —Guest Laura
I am becoming a vegetarian
- I am becoming a vegetarian because of animal cruelty.
- —Guest lucy
Be Who You Want To Be
- "Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandh. I gradually turned from an omnivore to pescatarian to lacto-ovo-vegetarian. This decision was influenced by animal cruelty, and the surprising lack of knowledge society has on this issue. My family and some peers disapproved of my decision and feared I would fall ill. However, I have been a vegetarian for almost 3 years now and I have had no issues with my dietary choice. I believe that every bit makes a difference and I do not need to consume meat to survive. I also have intentions to convert to Veganism in the future :)
- —Guest Anna :)
- I found a copy of the Bhagavad Gita in a basement at random. Soon enough after reading it, I decided to start meditating and stop eating meat. cold turkey. It surely was the best decision I ever made. I am now vegan and can't feel any better!
- —Guest Luzet
How I went vegetarian
- I am becoming vegetarian because of the animal cruelty I have learnt about . I do not want to be part of this and will not eat meat. I know it is also totally wrong for you to kill and eat fellow animals. This is not based on religious belief but common sense logic. There are economic reasons also. Meat is expensive to produce and is costing the environment. I think vegetarianism should be taught in schools.
- —Guest james larkin
I'm still alive !!!!!!!
- My conscience and reason led me to become vegetarian.We are at the top of the food chain, so we think. I just got to thinking I don't want anything to eat me and man was endowed with the agrarian knowhow not to have to sacrifice flesh and blood entities. Check out ISAIAH 66:3 for an explicit Biblical review. Ha Ha that says enough for me.
- —Guest --- Chrysallis
Vegetarian since I was 7
- I became a vegetarian at the age of 7. This was mainly because I did not like the taste or texture of meat and also because I watched too much Captain Planet (just kidding ;P). Over the years I have switched from lacto-ovo to pescetarian. I'm currently considering going vegan because I recently found out that I am lactose intolerent. I bought a vegan cookbook recently and am loving all the recipies! Whether I decide to go full vegan or not I'll be better able to cook for myself. For those starting out the best advice I can give is to relax! You don't have to do this over night, and for some people it takes a while to get used to it. It's also important to educate yourself about what happens to meat before you eat it. And this isn't just about animal cruelty. Cows are given growth hormones and anti-biotics which you are eating with that steak. Eww. Keep at it and you'll be meat free in no time!
- —Guest jennydoom
How I became vegetarian
- See, how I went vegetarian si very simple, yet it probably will seem odd. See I just took a second to look at the meat I used to eat and just picture what the poor animal suffered just to be eaten. It was a little graphic but it helped me stop eating meat for good. It's been 3 months and I haven't eaten any kind of meat.
- —Guest Sleepy.Zee
Animals have become our responsibility
- From the moment we began taking away animals space and habitat, they became our main responsibility. We need at least to protect animals from suffering and cruelty. Than if possible to offer them a better life. ALL kind of animals. It is our main duty in life. As simple as that.
- —Guest sonia
Never tasted flesh- And PROUD!!!
- A few years before I was born, my parents became vegetarians(or rather pescetarians). We were all like that until I turned twelve and thought to myself "why do I think cows pigs etc don't deserve to die but fish do?" so I just don't eat them. It's been kinda difficult(sushi was my FAVORITE FOOD EVER) but I'm doing good now. It's always really hard when immature kids in my class tell me I'm malnourished(I'm obviously very healthy) and that I'm less intelligent than everyone else because of lack of iron(to which I just laugh and say "look at you, you eat and you're obviously not too bright!" I've already helped other people "convert" and it's really just been a great experience over all!
- —Guest Raven
- I went veggie 25 years ago. Now going vegan. I watched a film about killing animals that made me go vegan.
- —Guest jane
Proud to be Veg!
- It wasn't difficult to become a vegetarian for me. My mom served us chicken for dinner. I told her I couldn't eat it, and she didn't make me. I lost 5 pounds and am really fit! I feel so much better now that I don't eat any animals at all. I don't kill bugs and am trying as hard as I can to help my mom see why she she allow me to go vegan (battery hens and dairy cows still get sent to the slaughterhouses after they can't produce more dairy and eggs!) I read something Jane Goodall wrote about going vegetarian - "I feel lighter" and she's right. This might sound weird, but I'm in a perpetual transcendent state now that I'm vegetarian. Does anyone else feel that way? And do you have any tips on how to get my mom to let me go vegan?
- —Guest Mack
A veggie life 4 me
- I am 13 and decided all of a sudden to stop eating meat. My parents thought it was a phase but it isnt. I can tell you this has been the best choice I have ever made! I feel healthier after every meal and feel just like I did when I used to eat meat. Honestly, the flavor of meat lasts but a second, yet becoming a vegetarian lasts a life time!
- —Guest Ana
What's so special about meat anyway?
- I've always wanted to become vegetarian but I have a concerned/nonsupporting family. I've begun to realize recently that meat isn't what I like...it's the sauce I put on it! When I do (because I will!) convince my family to support me, I feel that it will be easy to switch to meat substitutes. It's the sauce I like anyway! ;P
- —Guest Kellee
Vegan At Last!
- I never liked the taste of meat but was forced to eat it by my parents who honestly believed it was best for me. As an adult I had absent mindedly continued to eat meat until one day I asked myself why I was eating it. I knew I only liked the seasonings on meat and I could put them on anything I chose to eat. So that is what I did. I put the seasonings on beans, tofu, tempeh, TVP, and loved it! Going vegan was easy after I discovered I could bake to my hearts content with very reliable vegan substitutes for milk, eggs, and butter. It took my mom years to understand the this was not a passing phase and I would not die of malnutrition. It is now accepted in my whole family and I am vegan happily ever after.
- —Guest Allison