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Old 08-25-2008, 11:05 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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an omnivore is someone that DOES eat chicken, fish, meat etc.
someone that eats food of plant and animal origin.
OK Thank you. Guess I went to school before it was called that cause it must be the same thing as a carnivore.
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:17 AM
 
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I can taste it. But I only go veggie when I feel naturally sick of meat. Its not a thought to me as much as a natural repulsion to meat flavors/textures/smells.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I discovered when I started eating a vegan diet that my sense of smell became even more sensitive than it already was. My b/f usually eats vegetarian since I don't cook meat at home, but when he eats it during the day I can smell it on him and it is unpleasant. But I have an extremely sensitive sense of smell.

Clarification on definitions:

Herbivore - eats only plants (horses, cows)
Carnivore - eats only meat (lions, tigers)
Omnivore - eats BOTH plant and meat foods (bears, raccoons)
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:13 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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I discovered when I started eating a vegan diet that my sense of smell became even more sensitive than it already was. My b/f usually eats vegetarian since I don't cook meat at home, but when he eats it during the day I can smell it on him and it is unpleasant. But I have an extremely sensitive sense of smell.

Clarification on definitions:

Herbivore - eats only plants (horses, cows)
Carnivore - eats only meat (lions, tigers)
Omnivore - eats BOTH plant and meat foods (bears, raccoons)
Thank you for the clarification. I'm learning SO much here.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Wild Wonderful West Virginia
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I live in WV and if you are a veggen...you are an outcast. They hunt, fish, and kill just about everything that moves. I have left dinner parties before because the smells of BBQ's or cooked salmon. People will serve me green beans and potatoes; and not tell me they flavored it with ham. I can smell it. But they think that is eating as a veggen. Let me just say that we do not get invited to many cook outs anymore.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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Let me just say that we do not get invited to many cook outs anymore.
I don't know why so many of you have so much trouble with this, unless you're making a scene about not being able to eat the food when someone invites you over. If you're invited to a cookout, just bring along your favorite casserole or whatever and offer to share, or just eat what you can. Personally I go to cookouts and barbecues all the time, and I never go hungry.
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Wild Wonderful West Virginia
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I don't know why so many of you have so much trouble with this, unless you're making a scene about not being able to eat the food when someone invites you over. If you're invited to a cookout, just bring along your favorite casserole or whatever and offer to share, or just eat what you can. Personally I go to cookouts and barbecues all the time, and I never go hungry.
I do bring my own food. I just do not like to be fooled by someone that thinks they know what being a veggen is all about.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:19 PM
 
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I don't know why so many of you have so much trouble with this, unless you're making a scene about not being able to eat the food when someone invites you over. If you're invited to a cookout, just bring along your favorite casserole or whatever and offer to share, or just eat what you can. Personally I go to cookouts and barbecues all the time, and I never go hungry.
"So many of you"? Well, I guess I have wonderful and respectful friends. Whenever I go out, or to a party, I am usually asked what I'd like to eat. I am also asked to bring something, if I can't eat what's being served. But almost invariably there are vegan or veggie dishes there. No problem. Going out of your way for a guest is easy - it's just being a good host/hostess.
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:28 AM
 
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The breath doesn't bother me, haven't noticed anyway, but last night I cooked some meat for the family and I was so grossed out that I wanted to throw up.

I told DH that they may have to only eat meat when we are out or if he cooks it, I can't handle it anymore.

Dawn
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:31 AM
 
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I don't tell people, period. I went on a 5 day outing to the beach with my girlfriends and there were adequate fruits and veggies and I just didn't say anything and only one person commented on me not getting the salmon puff on my plate.

Dawn

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I do bring my own food. I just do not like to be fooled by someone that thinks they know what being a veggen is all about.
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