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Being A Vegetarian?!?

Postby Erskine » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:58 pm

Since i was little iv been disturbed with the thought of eating meat. If i were eating steak or ham or bacon or any type of mammal and i would let it enter my mind what i was doing i would become sick to my stomach and stop eating. Somehow eggs and chicken were easier. I knew my family would never support me so i would still eat meat but one serving then most if my meals would be the sides. I eventually loved meat and liked to eat it but my old feelings of it have started to creep up on me again and i haven't wanted to eat meat for days today i didnt eat any, at dinner i made myself choke down some chicken and after felt very sick to my stomach. I dont know how i feel about eggs yet bc i haven't tried to eat them since these thoughts have come back to me.
I want to know as much about being a vegetarian and the type of vegetarian that i think im becoming. Is it healthy, is it expensive, what would be a good diet to have and any information i can get. I never let myself be this way b4 now i feel think can. bottom line i think eating another life is wrong what if they could do the same to us would they, i dont think so.
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Postby Mercher » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:59 pm

In the 1950's, scientists discovered that lab rats grew faster when they were fed extra protein in the form of caesin (cow milk protein). That's all it took for the food industry to start promoting milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and other dairy products. Unfortunately, the food industry ignored those same scientists when they reported that the fastest growing rats also had the shortest life expectancy and the worse health. Later, Professor T. Colin Campbell reaffirmed that excess animal protein (caesin) in diets was correlated with cancer, diabetes, and vascular disease.

The problem with being a vegetarian is the fact that you need to be able to eat a healthy balance of plant based foods. Here is what I typically eat each day for the past three years:

- 2 Cups of grains (brown rice, quinoa)

- 2 Cups of legumes (beans, peas, lentils)

- 4 Cups of leafy greens (kale, collards, chard, broccoli, spinach)

- 4 Cups of raw and cooked colorful vegetables

- 3 Cups of whole fruit

- 1/4 Cup of walnuts and ground flax seed

- When needed B12 supplement and vitamin D supplement

- Drink as much water as you like, otherwise avoid commercial drinks.

I prepare my food for each day in the morning by putting all the food that I will eat for the day in one large disposable box. I don't worry about impulse eating, because I know exactly what I will eat. To save time, I often prepare food for two days in a row.

Most people who eat a healthy whole plant based diet will see an almost immediate improvement in their health and feeling of well being.


It's less expensive if you avoid the convenience foods. Even vegan and organic foods are unhealthy if they have excess salt, sugar, oils/fats, and processed ingredients.
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Postby Haneul » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:00 pm

Being vegan is most economical where food is concerned.
Where health is concerned,it is priceless.

Here are some tips for the veg*an diet:

You need to make sure you eat pulses at least three times a week and fruits and vegetables everyday.


Have a fruit for breakfast(apart from something else of course) and a vegetable/pulses for lunch and dinner.


Make sure you include all vegetables,pulses,lentils and beans(kidney beans,chickpeas,black eyed peas,green peas and many more)

Don't eat mock meat and soybean as mock meat contains sodium and soybean is bad for health( http://rheumatic.org/soy.htm ).


Mock meat is also soy based so too much soy can be bad for health.


Actually even a little soy is bad for health.

What's wrong with soy?

Soy beans are naturally toxic to humans, but they're harmless when they go through a fermentation process, which is how we get tofu.


But soy is being used in more and more things these days.


Just look through your cabinet. You'll be surprised.


Anyway, most companies aren't putting their soy beans through this process because it takes too much time, and time = money.


Instead, they put it through a chemical process, but this rarely gets rid of the soy's toxicity completely.


Symptoms of a high soy diet are thyroid problems, breast cancer, and other complications.


People get these symptoms because the soy they eat isn't fermented.


Mock meat can never be part of a staple diet(food what you eat everyday).


You can may be have it once or twice a month.


Its a luxury and not a need.


You need to consume naturally occurring fruits,vegetables(cauliflower,carrot,pot... gourd,spinach,capsicum(aka bell peppers)),pulses(chickpeas,kidney beans,black eyed peas,green gram,black gram,lentils,lablab bean,moth bean,horse gram,cow pea),nuts(cashew nuts,peanuts,walnuts,pistachios,raisins) and grains.


Make something like rice and bread your staple diet.


You can have rice with vegetables for lunch and bread(I have Indian bread usually) with pulses for dinner(or you can do it whichever way you like though that's the way I do it).


You can have fruits for breakfast besides something else. You will get all vitamins and minerals from fruits,vegetables,pulses and nuts.


Also,don't fall for the myth that says vegans/vegetarians need to take multivitamin supplements.


Vegans/vegetarians don't need to take supplements as they get all their nutrients from fruits,vegetables and pulses.


Supplements are supposed to be taken by people with deficiencies so do not take them unless they have been prescribed to you by a doctor.


Here are some recipes: http://www.vegiehead.com/index.html http://www.manjulaskitchen.com/category/...

http://www.indianfoodforever.com/indian-breakfast/

http://www.easy-indian-food.com/indian-breakfast-recipes.html

http://www.indianfoodrecipes.net/vegetarian-indian-recipes/index.html

http://www.manjulaskitchen.com/category/snacks/

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_vegetarian_recipes
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Postby Eskaminzim » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:01 pm

I'll see if I can sort out your questions.

1. Is vegetarian healthy? No. A CBS news poll has shown that 3 out of 4 vegetarians eventually go back to eating meat....mostly because their health fails.


2. Yes, some other animals would eat you in a heartbeat if they had the chance.

3. Just because you don't eat meat doesn't mean animals won't die so you can live. Some research indicates tens of thousands of small animals (field mice, bunny rabbits, birds, snakes, moles, etc) are killed every year by the big farm equipment that plants and harvests the grains and veggies that make up the vegetarian diet. They're crushed, maimed, crippled and killed, while in the slaughterhouse animals are killed (by law) in the most humane manner possible under the watchful eye of a USDA inspector.


Then there are the thousands of rodents and birds that are deliberately poisoned to keep them out of the big grain storage bins so you can have your cereal and bread every day. Why is it ok to poison them, but wrong to kill a cow humanely?
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Postby Dong-Yul » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:06 pm

first being veg doesnt means u r not healthy second veg is good although u need to manage ur diet efficiently
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Postby Robbin » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:38 pm

It sounds like it's time you officially became a vegetarian! Your health will suffer if you just avoid meat.
You need to investigate a balanced vego diet - it's easy and cheap.
Here's a website that is a good starting point http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/vsk/veg...
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