What would be your reasons for becoming vegetarian or eating a more plantbased diet? Is it health? Or perhaps you are hoping to loose weight? Is it for environmental or animal cruelty reasons? Religious beliefs? Perhaps you already have chosen a vegetarian lifestyle?
Why would anyone choose to be a vegetarian? There are actually many different reasons why people choose a vegetarian diet. There are reasons like ethical, religious, health, losing weight, environmental, animal rights and more.
There are many individual reasons for becoming a vegetarian or vegan. What is your story? Share it here!
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My personal reason for choosing to become vegetarian was simply that I did not like meat and felt sick eating fish or seafood.
There was the rare occasion when I found meat could be good tasting, but it was so rare that it became easier to say that I only ate vegetarian food.
At least it was a lot easier than having to endure bad tasting meat and trying to discretely cut away all the bits and pieces that made me feel really queasy.
(But yes, I also have a problem eating my "friends"... And during a scuba dive after looking deep into the intelligent eyes of an octopus, I since have a hard time looking at the grilled version of this and other incredible sea animals.)
Phew! What liberation to be a vegetarian and loving basically everything I eat!
However, I started looking for more profound reasons why people are becoming vegetarians when I got older and felt embarrassed when people asked me my reasons for being one.
Saying “I don’t like meat” seemed a bit simplistic and naive to me at the time. (Funny, now when I am over 50, this is again the reason I give when someone asks! I am tired of getting in to hot and never-ending debates and discussions I guess…- you know what I mean?)
So, my reason is simple: I love vegetables!
I love being able to eat whatever is served, not having to pretend that I like it, or feeling apprehensive, but just happily dig in and expect the food to be great- and it usually is.
So, what are your reasons? Please share with us what you think!
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