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Eckerd
11-13-04, 02:50 pm
That meat video. It disgusted me. but im 13 and only way 74 pounds. And if i go vegetiarian. I probally will nto gain weight or i will die. I just dont know what to do.... I dont wanna kill animals. and i might even make a animal rescue when i grow up.... but i cant do that if i eat them. I dont know what to do!!

Josephine
11-13-04, 03:06 pm
You need to research vegetarian diets and nutrition a bit. There are plenty of high calorie vegetarian choices. Not all vegetarians are toothpicks (I'm living proof). I'm sure you want to build muscle, though, and not add fat. The balance comes with solid nutrition and exercise.

Eckerd
11-13-04, 03:26 pm
Oh okay. Could you like post a dinner that you guys will eat. Do you guys just eat fish and salad...

Chrissy
11-13-04, 04:34 pm
I'm your age and just a little over your weight and have been veggie since I was four.

I don't eat fish. And I don't only eat salad.

For dinner I will eat veggie burgers (Morning Star Farm is my fav. brand). I'll eat anything that isn't meat or has any animal ingriedients. There are so many choices I doubt you'll have any trouble finding food that you love. I'm not vegan, so I do drink milk and have dairy products so it is easier finding food that way. Good luck going veggie!

Eckerd
11-13-04, 04:36 pm
My dad just told me they could eat rice and curry and stuff. And beans and other stuff. And i love salad. im not going to turn vegitarian. Probally just going to tone down on meat eating. Well i cant eat beef anyway. So i only eat chicken,turkey,fish.

Josephine
11-13-04, 06:47 pm
You can add all sorts of beans to anything for extra protein and flavor.

I love typical American choices, especially fresh salads, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, and Mexican food (especially enchiladas). I found early on that I could make veggie versions of almost any main course--as long as the dinner wasn't a juicy steak (ALONE). My sister and her hubby eat that way. NO VEGGIES and almost NO FRUIT! I hate to say it, but they're both in for early cardiovascular disease if they keep it up.

mncavylover
11-13-04, 06:50 pm
Oh okay. Could you like post a dinner that you guys will eat. Do you guys just eat fish and salad...Vegetarians do not eat any meat. That includes fish and poultry. So no, we do not eat fish.

Of course we don't all eat salads! Cake is vegetarian. So is pizza. Lots of things that you eat are already vegetarian. Visit www.vegcooking.com (http://www.vegcooking.com) for lots of recipes.

Eckerd
11-14-04, 06:20 am
Yeah but that stuff has dairy products in it. And my dad said that vegetirans dont eat dairy.

Treen
11-14-04, 07:26 am
It's vegans that don't eat dairy produce, eggs or other products made by creatures such as honey.

Vegetarians simply don't eat dead animals - they still eat what living animals produce.

Eckerd
11-14-04, 08:30 am
What you mean what living animals produce. Poop.??

Treen
11-14-04, 09:11 am
I meant dairy produce, eggs and honey really. But I'm sure there's no vegetarian objection to you eating poop if that's what you fancied!

Eckerd
11-14-04, 09:28 am
That was a joke.

Josephine
11-14-04, 10:25 am
What do people think about gelatin?

As a lacto-ovo vegetarian, I don't eat gelatin, which is made from animals (bones, cartilage, etc.). I do eat honey, too, so I don't think I could ever go vegan.

Eckerd
11-14-04, 10:42 am
eww jello is made out of animal bones. Im feeling sick.

Josephine
11-14-04, 01:24 pm
Yes, but you can get veggie gelatin (like Emes Kosher Jel or Hain's Superfruits).

Marshmellows are made of gelatin, too. A lot of processed products have gelatin in them. You can't be certain if it says "Kosher" unless you know the source since a lot of Kosher gelatin is made from fish. Carageenan or agar agar are two plant sources of jelling agents. Seaweed, basically.

Chrissy
11-14-04, 01:43 pm
I don't eat gelatin. When I found out what it was I started reading package lables making sure there wasn't any gelatin, etc.

mncavylover
11-14-04, 03:16 pm
That's awesome! Yes, it is vegans that don't eat *any* animal products. I think Treen knew that was a jike, by the way. :)

Treen
11-15-04, 07:57 am
I think Treen knew that was a jike, by the way. :)

Thank you mncavylover!

I don't eat gelatine. Food tends to be quite well labelled over here, so if it's used in a dish, you get a tip off by the lack of the green 'V' on the front. You soon get in the habit of quickly scanning the ingredients anyway.

Sweets are a bummer though, and the veggie ones just aren't quite as nice. I did find some I really liked but can't find them anymore. But hey ho, I'm sure my teeth are thanking the manufacturers for that one!

I did find some vegetarian mini marshmallows once, and they were really good (nice in hot chocolate with whipped cream on the top!) but I can't find those anymore either.

loves2travel
11-15-04, 05:36 pm
my friend turned completely vegetarian about 2 and a half years ago, and as a meat eater, she was a pencil. Now, she has to work at shedding off a few extra pounds.

mncavylover
11-16-04, 08:00 pm
Oops, I meant joke. :) Sorry about that.

I wish that products here had the awesome green V on them. I went to England, and it was awesome! It's stamped right there, plain to see, on any product that meets their guidelines. Why can't we have that?

Treen
11-17-04, 05:57 am
It is useful. Maybe some of the vegetarian societies are lobbying food manufacturers or the government to get it introduced. You might be able to add your name to something.

We might be getting traffic lights put on food packaging too, to tell us whether we should be eating lots of something, or only having it occasionally - a bit of common sense should be enough really, but it obviously isn't considering the increasing problem we're having over here with obesity. Think we're about 10 or 15 years behind the US at the moment. Anyway, I think many people who eat loads of rubbish, know full well it's not good for them so I'm not sure how much good a red light will do!

Faunn
11-17-04, 02:27 pm
I know one product that you could find in Safeway that says 'vegitarian', its called 'Pirate booty' and so far, I know that two are vegitarian: Fruity booty and this vegtable one. It taste kind of stale to me, but its good after a while, but having to much and you strat to hate it.

Piglet
11-17-04, 03:18 pm
I never heard about the traffic light thingy. Sounds useful

mncavylover
11-17-04, 06:21 pm
That's quite interesting, Treen. It's a very well-organized and trim society over there. I was amazed at all the walkways that are in London, to be frank. We have nothing like that here. I think that is why we have such obese people (minus the obvious: fast food), simply because we have to drive to go anywhere!

I'll look into the matter more in-depth, and see if, as you said, I can add my name to something. Thanks for the idea!

kavykritter
11-25-04, 05:40 pm
yeah, that would be great if they were labeled that way, make my life easier, and i have a question, do you guys buy, like leather purses and jeckets and stuff, and is that ok with you, as a vegetarian or not? I never do, never have, never will. To me, that is just as bad.

Treen
11-26-04, 07:28 am
I don't. I have a suede jacket that I bought second hand 10 years ago and still wear (it's lasted well!), but I think that's about it!

mncavylover
11-26-04, 12:31 pm
I have a letter jacket for sports that has leather sleeves. No choice there, and I wanted a jacket. I have leather shoes, too, but only because non-leather ones are so dang hard to find. I feel bad about it, but can't really do anything about it now.