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rosa
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I would never push my beliefs on anyone else, but for the sake of the bbs debate format…I shall respond!

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I would love to try being a vegetarian, It’s just damn near impossible today. Plus vegetarian’s really aren’t that much healthier.

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]

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Vegan’s always are asking "what gives us the right to kill animals for our own gain" I always answer, "the same right that lets a leopord kill a zebra."

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.).

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Vegetarianism just looks real colorful , a real rainbow of exotic food that I don’t come upon very often

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]

Take care
Rosa