Going Veggie

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Coloratura, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Oh I love meat, not eating meat to me is stupid. You need the minerals and vitamins from both meat and plants. But people eat too much meat, and even 1-2 meatless meals a week is great for you. People need a variety of foods.
     
  2. thestrangequark

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    No. Not eating meat is a healthful choice.
    No. This is not at all true. Please read the thread and see how this silly myth is easily debunked by evidence.
    Thinking you know the best way for everyone else to eat and playing the Diet Police is stupid.
     
  3. bigdaddy

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    :brickwall:

    I'm not the diet police, eat whatever you want, I went through a veggie phase, and my best friend did it for 2-3 years and then started eating good, fresh, natural meats and went to me after it ended, "That was stupid for me, I feel much better now".

    As long as you aren't eating only veggies because hurting animals is mean, I don't care what you eat. Because eating plants is hurting the plant, and plants have feelings too. However the history of humans is based on eating meat and plants. Ancient humans were hunters and gathers, ate meat and berries. Then we learned to farm and eat more plants, which is horrible for our teeth, but still hunted too.
     
  4. thestrangequark

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    Sorry, but your post is easily interpreted as "vegetarianism is stupid", a position supported by the false assertion that we "need the vitamins and minerals from both meat and plants." Combined, it seemed like the stance of diet policers. So, sorry for getting you wrong, but I hope you can see how easy the mistake was, and that you recognize that your statement about needing meat is not factual.
    Oh wait, my mistake, you were being judgemental after all! And don't get me started on the complete lack of logic behind the paleo claims. I find it hilarious that people think it's a healthy idea to base lifestyle choices on people whose average lifespans were 25 years.
     
  5. Relayer1

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    I love meat too. I don't like beans and pulses.

    I have, however, been a healthy vegetarian for 28 years because I realised that I was only eating meat because I liked it. Killing for pleasure is wrong, however you look at it...
     
  6. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Come on, guy, you're coming into a Vegetarian thread saying that you think not eating meat is stupid?
     
  7. thestrangequark

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    And supporting that opinion with false claims!
     
  8. Gul Re'jal

    Gul Re'jal Commodore Commodore

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    I've been a vegetarian for 20 years and I am healthier than I used to be before. So your argument about what I "need" to eat is... a missed shot at best.

    I DO eat variety of foods. But meat doesn't belong to that, that's all.

    AND... I think even a child knows that the best source for vitamins are vegetables and fruits, not meat :p
     
  9. teacake

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    What does it have to do with you if someone doesn't eat meat because of hurting animals?
     
  10. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ I think it must be because animals routinely hurt each other. They kill each other for food every minute of the day. So therefore, it doesn't seem out of the ordinary that we eat them.

    YMMV, of course.
     
  11. teacake

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    Well okay.. but that still has nothing to do with someone choosing not to hurt animals themselves, by their own actions. I mean people kill people every day but I don't kill people because of it.
     
  12. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Well of course people can make an honest choice to not hurt animals. It's when they start trying to tell me that I can't eat meat because it hurts animals, that I start getting annoyed.
     
  13. teacake

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    That wasn't the point in this thread at all. The only person telling people what they should eat was bigdaddy.
     
  14. thestrangequark

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    And has anyone here even come close to doing that?
     
  15. Sector 7

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    If the militant people on both sides are finished, can we get back to celebrating food?:beer:
     
  16. teacake

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    There have been no militant vegetarians in this thread.

    I should know, I have food radar.
     
  17. thestrangequark

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    ^Indeed!

    I made a salad last night, which wasn't generally thrilling except that I found a huge jar of deliciously potent garlic paste at the grocery store last week and made a really nice and fast dressing by throwing olive oil, balsamic vinegar, black pepper, and an overflowing spoon of garlic paste in a jar and shaking it. The paste is so damn convenient; I've been adding it to everything! Should I be worried that I've nearly gone through a 12 oz jar in a week and a half?
     
  18. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    There's no such thing as too much garlic paste.
     
  19. Captain Kathryn

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    I haven't read this whole thread, but just adding that I've been a vegetarian for almost 10 years. 6 of those years I was entirely vegan.

    I am not one of those animal-rights-peta people though.
    I did it for different reasons.

    But anywho, I still do not drink milk or eat eggs at home. But at work and elsewhere, I will eat anything as long as it's not meat.
     
  20. CorporalClegg

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    For the record, there's a rule that states you are required to submit at least one recipe.

    Okay, there's no rule, but I am interested in what you like.
     

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