I would never push my beliefs on anyone else, but for the sake of the bbs debate format…I shall respond!
No, it’s not impossible; it’s actually a lot easier than I thought it would be. And it can be healthier; part of the reason I cut meat out of my diet was for my health. I have this funky condition where I have to regulate the amount of hormones in my body; part of my regimen is not eating a bunch of animal that has been pumped-up with hormones to make it tastier. In addition to regulating other aspects of my diet (caffeine, for example), cutting out most meats has greatly reduced the frequency & intensity of the attacks I get.
Also, by not eating meat, you consequently eat only a minimal amount of fast food (McD’s, BK, etc.), and therefore you consume less fried crap. Pretty good deal; I’m convinced it helped me get back into shape after college [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]
If humans went out into the wild, hunted down an animal, killed it, and ate it, that would be just fine with me. I don’t believe it’s altogether wrong to eat animals; I just don’t think they have to be tortured while they’re alive (i.e. insemination, breeding, "farming", hormone treatments, redistribution of waste, etc.).
Another common misconception. People think that if you’re vegetarian, you have to eat all kinds of weird crap, which isn’t true. 8 or 9 times out of ten you can eat what everybody else eats, just minus the meat. I get burritos from Taco Bell, just with no beef (& no tomatoes…I hate tomatoes).
Becoming vegan would be really difficult for me, if only because it requires so much planning; I don’t want to think about food all the time. But I guess I thought of being vegetarian that way, too, and I got over it. It just becomes natural after your diet has been switched up for a few months. And every time I get a craving for a burger, I just think of the reasons why I don’t eat them, and the craving goes away.
Again, just my opinion; I would never force my views on anyone else. Just doing my part to support the boards [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]