So I saw a post on here about the difference between being a vegetarian in California and being one in Oklahoma. Yes, I know I'm not a real "vegetarian" but if you lived where I did you would understand why culturally and even economically it's hard to be even a semi vegetarian. Basically in Southwestern VA, people are very big on red meat and potatoes as a staple diet. So due that the fact that for the past 2 years, I've given up red meat and pork and try not to eat my chosen meats daily, I still meet adversity in this area because of the cultural values of Appalachia and the deep south. Even economically because some stores in rural areas have pricy meat alternatives but cheaper meat. Anyone else have or have had this problem?
That's not a thing. Why do you think that's a thing. Stop. Shut the fuck up. Do you think I'm gonna fucking validate you because you make a box of mac n cheese for dinner on Fridays? Or because your favorite study snack is an apple? Fuck you. I don't even like apples WHY THE FUCK WOULD I CARE that you eat some plants sometimes? I wouldn't care if you literally only ate once a month, if that monthly meal was a single boiled egg you're an animal abuser. It does not matter how many apples you eat in between.
Four year gout sufferer here. Wanted to know if anyone here has guinea pigged the flexitarian diet as a gout sufferer. Because I am thinking of making a dietary decision to curb my flare ups to a smaller amount while trying to lose weight and keep my other health issues such as hypertension and LDL levels down.
FYI: Flexitarian diet is known as semi-vegetarian or mostly vegetarian. Unlike pescatarians, flexitarian diet allows for any meat source not just limitation to seafood.
So. I apologize to you all for wanting to go semi-vegetarian and not full on vegetarian yet. But I would like to ease into things.
My main motivators are these.
So I would like to adopt a diet thats about 80% vegetarian. But I would still like to eat fish maybe once a week, twice a week tops. I may throw chicken in once in a while instead of fish. My idea is to eat vegetarian during the work week (I work 6 days a week usually) then on my off day is when I'll add in fish with dinner.
Coming from someone who's favorite food is cheeseburgers and processed foods. This is gonna be a big step. Do you think I'm making the right decision? Does my idea seem sound? Any objections? Any tips or advice for meals?
For a while it's been kinda difficult doing a vegetarian diet. It's been hard to afford at times because I'm unemployed (full time student, can't find a decent job right now.) It's hard trying to maintain a well balanced diet because I don't want to go overboard on carbs and a lot of plant based protein sources are beans, which also have carbs. And it's just hard for my family because they can't go out to eat with me because of my diet. So, I'm considering going semi-vegetarian until I get myself together. I don't know how to do semi-vegetarian. Like how often do you eat chicken and fish? Do you go most days not eating meat and just sticking to plant based?
Hey guys! I am going partial vegetarian (not buying meat for myself but will eat it if it is offered) and I'm looking for some good, cheap recipes. I'm a college student which in some ways makes it easier (hard to buy meat!) and harder (healthy food can also be very expensive, and I don't have a lot of time!) I have looked online for a bit but it all seems like salads or pasta. That's fine, but do you guys have any cheap, quick recipes? Thanks :)
Do we actually know which diets are healthier?
Is there a level of meat consumption that is in any way sustainable?
For the past couple months, I've gone on a bit of a vegetarian change up. While I've eaten meat nearly every day since I was a kid, I made two change ups to my diet to see how I'd feel- eating only between 12p-8p and eating meat ideally only 2-3meals in a week.
That said, my go to meal for home has been vegetables and egg whites mixed with tabouli (solid mix for me).
Given that I'm allergic to soy (though not sure why actual soybeans and soy sauce don't trigger a reaction), do y'all have any recommendations for recipes for me to try?
I'd love to take a swing at em.
I find out at the beginning of college that most meat made my stomach hurt and how its prepared is part of it. Even when the only choice is meat I still have to think about whether it's more important to satisfy my hunger or lay in bed that night in pain. Even most people I know who are vegetarian hesitate to believe me.
Hello everyone I’m a newbie to this but I’m going in knowing I can’t always be 100% vegetarian. I know I shouldn’t have to justify myself but I will so I chose a relaxed semi vegetarian diet. Due to health decline my stomach can’t handle meat meat meat or very high sodium. So I’m eating that sporadically one serving when I do but I can’t go out and make all. These non this or that meals and avoid everything like Rice r Roni, simply because. My dears we all must stay alive I’m cutting out things like hot dogs, smokies, Lays potato chips. Ravioli and slim Jim’s as well as other processed meats. And limiting red meat, chicken and pork but there is no feasible way to avoid things like. Mac and cheese, Rice r roni and so on I’m using soy sauce instead of butter.
Again I’m not sure why I felt the need to justify myself but I did it’s a pretty relaxed thing and won’t. Have me quitting due to nothing to eat or inconvenience those around me so I’m happy about it. The main reason I’ve seen a lot of vegans and vegetarians quit especially celebrities or athletes. Is lack of options when eating out and so on and I don’t want to be another tired and quit it. If I eat out or fast food it’ll be rare.
I eat: - oatmeal - brown / inverted rice, buckwheat - very small amounts of chicken and fish and dairy - red peppers, cabbage, tomatoes - bananas, apples, plums Last tested my ferritin was under 10 (i'm a male). I remember when i was running before an injury, i sometimes felt blood taste in my mouth after intense workout. I hate red meat / eggs / green vegs.
HI! So I’m what I like to call vegetarian-sympathetic. I eat meat rarely and only under specific circumstances like I know where it comes from, etc. I love going to vegan restaurants and trying out new vegan recipes but I haven’t adopted the lifestyle entirely.
My boyfriend is a meat-loving monster of an MMA fighter who has yet to allow me to take him to a vegan restaurant after almost a year. He good-naturedly makes fun of me constantly because “my food eats that.”
He has to cut weight for an upcoming fight and is having trouble this time due to injuries and with the fight looming, his coach is making him eat fully vegan for the next 3 weeks.
Yes, there was maniacal laughter when he told me. I’m very excited!
So this is going to be fun for me too because I’m going to go fully vegan as well!
Mainly, he’s worried he won’t be able to do it healthily. He likes to remind me, “there’s a reason there’s no vegan athletes”. I say they aren’t doing it right. And the ones that are just happen to not be famous. His coach has a meal plan for him but it’s going to be the boring-est piece of shit on the bloody planet and is going to completely turn him off this lifestyle FOREVER. Which would be sad. I want to show him this can be delicious, easy, filling and healthy!! I have an all right concept of how to do this but I really need some tips and tricks! Maybe there’s an awesome secret super food you’ve discovered or maybe a favourite recipe for a great, simple, super-nutritious snack or meal. Maybe you’ve got some nutrition facts that will help us make sense of replacing meat, eggs, dairy while still getting all the nutrients such as what’s in this and that and how much of this we need and how much of it is in this. I don’t expect people to get that complicated but I’d seriously appreciate it if you did!! Anyway, in general, I’m just hoping for things you wish you had known when you first started and have since discovered the hard way would be amazing! I just want the next 3 weeks to be life changing for him! And also maybe convert me for good! Thanks guys!
I'm going on a camping holiday for three weeks with my vegetarian boyfriend. We'll have access to a one-pit gasburner and a wok and two regular pans. The biggest problem with food is that there's no cooling! I won't be eating vegetarian meals all the time, since he is okay with me eating meat, but I'm assuming 80-90% of my meals will be meat-free (he eats eggs and cheese).
Does anyone have any tips for healthy, preferably high-protein foods we can cook and maybe take with us during the day? Also, I'm Dutch and will be on holiday in the Netherlands so I'm not sure if all American things are available for me. We don't have canned chicken, for example (sad panda).
Thanks a lot!
TL/DR: A flaky, phony cheerful guy I'd been seeing before Christmas has been harassing me incessantly by text all weekend after I responded to his MLM spam text my reasons for why I stopped talking to him. He has now showed his true colors, showing that his cheery act was just a fake act, and he revealed how unappealing he apparently has thought me to be. He also bragged that while he wasn't giving me sex, he was having sex with 2 other girls, and then he started rubbing it in that he still had the one girl's "pussy juice" on his d--k when I gave him oral on Christmas late night, telling me "how did that pussy juice taste". He also revealed that he knew all about the horrific trash talk + inappropriate pic post that was done to me by the a-hole I dated and was bullied by last year. Why does this keep happening to me? Why do guys keep finding all of the bully trash talk + pics that were posted against my will? What can be done to stop this from continuing to happen? See, I told you so that he was a jerk and a phony.
I have had a really bad week, and this has compounded it, being (as one such a-hole XBF from years back would say) the cherry atop the f--king sundae.
I wrote last month about a flaky guy I was seeing, who wasn't even really my type but I mostly hung out with just to be open-minded and give it a chance, and how he was a go-nowhere...by go-nowhere, figuratively in terms of it being a dead-end situationship, and literally too...we almost never went anywhere together, just hung around my living room and chit chatted. Let's call him Jim. Jim never had sex with me. Jim tried to string me along with vague non-answers when I asked him where he wanted us to end up dating-wise. Jim was vague about what he wanted dating-wise all while at the same time trying to order me to not talk to, let alone date or pursue, other guys. Even though he wasn't giving me ANY exclusivity/commitment or even sex! Of the people who told me he was wasting my time and that his non-answers were "bull", THANK YOU. I agreed, which is why I eventually didn't pay no mind to Jim's monogamy "orders", and I eventually did what I wanted and went on some dates with other guys who seemed more my type while keeping quiet on this to him. Eventually I gave Jim what I had in my head as ONE LAST CHANCE, on Christmas late night, as a last ditch effort on my part to end my sex drought. He failed the test, not getting it up, not seeming to care that he couldn't get it up, and acting all hap... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I’ve been vegetarian for one and a half year now, and studying a lot of sciences with a lot of intelligent people, having debates etc has got me thinking. I don’t know if it’s just getting to my head but for the past month or so I’ve really been thinking of reintroducing really small amounts of meat in my diet (by that I mean once/twice a month).
I’ve seen the terms “semi-vegetarian” and “flexitarian” used a lot during my research, and to me it’s kind of bull (because if you eat meat you’re not a vegetarian, full stop) but I kind of also understand why. In my opinion, it’s just as good as you are keeping yourself happy and healthy while also reducing the amount of meat eaten (which is the whole point of vegetarianism for ethical or environmental reasons), but on the other side I’d be embarrassed to say that. And after being a vegetarian for so long, I’d be scared of what others will think.
So, naturally, I’ve decided to take to reddit for advice on what others think about being a “semi-vegetarian” 😂
There’s few things I am more concerned about in life than environmental issues but I don’t think I can go vegan or even vegetarian. I have a severe mental illness (schizophrenia) and food is one of the only things that comforts me. I don’t know what to do. I guess if someone had a suggestion on how else to make my small contribution to environmentalism or a suggestion to get around this issue either practically or mentally, that would be good. I know this seems weak, but I have been weakened by my illness. Maybe I could try once a week and work up from there
Edit: thanks for all the ideas, tips and most of all, for the support. I’m going to try taking it one step at a time and maybe enlist a friend to become semi-vegetarian with as suggested. I’ve been kind of pushing myself morally and many of you reminded me that doing the best you can is great. Thank you again and I’ll try my best
I eat other things, obviously, but from a meat point of view I only eat chicken. Is there a word for someone who only eats 1 type of meat such as a semi vegetarian or something?
We took a different approach to dinner tonight, and I wanted to share with anyone else who has a strong spirited, fiercely independent little human.
Lately, my 23 month old son has refused dinner. We don't make a big deal about it, because hey, sometimes I'm just not hungry either. He eats really well at school, and is at the top of his growth charts so I'm not concerned. When he says no, we usually try to engage him at conversation for a few minutes before letting him free to play, but for once it would be nice to eat as a family.
Tonight we decided to make salads for dinner. On a whim, I chopped everything and laid it on our cutting board, charcuterie style. Everyone could build their own salad with as much or as little as they wanted.
It was a huge hit. Next time, I might move the cutting board to the table so we can just nosh on what we want, but my son loved it! He totally chowed down on cucumbers and tomatoes, and completely avoided the sugar snaps. He tried croutons for the first time and willingly ate chicken even though he's been a semi-vegetarian for most of his short life.
Definitely a repeat -- hope this helps someone else!
Blue zones are geographical regions in which a large amount of people live longer than average, notably having the highest concentrations of people living past 100 years in the world. There are 5 areas in the world generally considered blue zones:
There are a few commonly listed causes of blue zones:
Another 9 possible reasons related to the lifestyle of the people in blue zones:
Do you think that an anarchist society would have us all be physically healthier? Would we see more blue zones pop up? Should we try to take some suggestions on board while we live under capitalism?