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Old 12-08-2007, 12:45 AM
 
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I saw Carrie Underwood being interviewed, and she is a vegetarian. She said it affects who she dates because she can't stand to kiss someone and taste the meat they've eaten. I had never thought about that before (maybe because I'm not a vegetarian) but when she said that, I could see how that would be gross to a vegetarian. Do you feel like this? Is it similar to a non smoker kissing a smoker? Or maybe like kissing someone with bad breath? You love them, so you take the bad with the good? Also, did you lose weight when you became a vegetarian? Thanks.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:33 AM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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When some people take on a cause like vegetarianism, they become very self-righteous, which makes me question their authenticity. Are they doing this because they want to or in order to form some type of identity? (Think of an adolescent who is trying different things, politics, sports, vegetarianism to find out who they are and stake out an identity in life. This is the maturity level we are talking about.)

It's important to do these things for personal reasons, because you feel in your heart that this is the right thing to do. We all follow different paths in life and even those on the same path may be further along than others. There is a difference between being a "role model" and setting an "example" and forcing things down people's throat because you think you've suddenly found the answer and now you need to ring the alarm and give everyone else a wake-up call. That's called being a nuisance.

Heather Mills is a perfect example of the type of person I'm referring to. On "Larry King Live" she took off her fake leg and put it on the table. It was if she was saying, "I've found revelation and now everyone else should too!" Everyone's revelations are different, and people reach different levels of awareness and understanding when they are ready. I don't think Heather really knows who she is. I think she's grasping for an identity, and inside her is a vast, empty ballroom of nothingness.

A more mature, evolved person takes on a cause because they know who they are, and they don't need to shake everyone else up in order to strengthen their own convictions.

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Old 12-08-2007, 06:08 PM
 
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i'm a pesciterian and sometimes the smell of meat cooking stinks. i never thought i had a problem with smelling meat on a lover's breath, but i was recently with a woman and i would catch wiffs of meat (i think she was burping discreetly) and, yea, it was a turn-off

i never did like red meat and my mother would fuss at me as a child to eat my meat to get the iron. i just didn't like the texture and if i got the slightest bit of fat in my mouth i wanted to vom. i think, as in nature, some of us are carnivores, others not so much

maybe if i didn't get the munchies from hippie lettuce i'd lose weight. i eat a pretty healthy diet except when i'm craving some weird pot induced concoction. i am trying to drink V8 fusion when i want something sweet, and a regular V8 when i want something salty
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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My husband's a vegan and I'm an omnivore. He's never had an issue with kissing me, of course we usually don't start making out in the middle of dinner either.
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I've alternately been a meat eater, a vegetarian and macro-biotic--never heard this one.
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:47 PM
 
Location: South Philly
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I've been veg. my whole adult life. Never had a problem with other people eating meat. I've only kissed someone once where I specifically tasted meat and that was really my fault for trying to get between her and her hors d'ouvres.
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Old 08-25-2008, 04:21 AM
 
Location: Brusssels
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My wife eats meat sometimes and while I wish she didn't, its her body and her choice so I respect it. Yes, the smell of grilling meat can be pretty disgusting but I'll never lecture anyone about being a veggie - it just turns them off. I'll wait for them to ask why I'm so healthy or how I keep tha fat off, etc.
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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My husband is a carnivore and even though I don't like it, I feel it's his choice. He is one of the few people who has never interrogated me or made me feel silly about my choice, so I leave him alone.

As far as losing weight~I'd just say that it helps me maintain my weight. Even as a child growing up on a farm, my meat intake was pretty much limited to what I was forced to eat. It was never my favorite food. As an adult, I still ate it on occasion, but never felt good about myself. It's a good question though cause I really never thought about it. It's hard to say how much I'd weigh if I wasn't a vegetarian.

I'm actually very uneducated about this since it's just kind of a lifestyle by trial and error. It took several years until I realized the little Easter "peeps" or the Christmas "chocolate melster bunnies" were off limits. Some things like that seemed like more of a sacrifice then the actual meals. Now it's just more of a natural thing for me and I rarely even think about it.

Just so I don't have to look it up~what's an omnivore?
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:11 AM
 
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an omnivore is someone that DOES eat chicken, fish, meat etc.
someone that eats food of plant and animal origin.
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:28 AM
 
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I've heard of this rumor before -- my boyfriend is an omnivore, while I am a vegetarian. We've never had a problem, but as mdtoaz says, we don't make out in the middle of dinner. I have bigger complaints about his morning coffee breath.
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