Becoming Vegetarian

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?

Reasons for Becoming Vegetarian

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.

Becoming Vegetarian? What are your reasons?

Reasons For Becoming Vegetarian

There are many individual reasons for becoming a vegetarian or vegan. What is your story? Share it here!

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Why I'm a Vegetarian

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.

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