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Vegan,Vegetarian, or Pescetarian

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Fire-Starter, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. Fire-Starter


    Aug 11, 2002
    So a few months ago, I said I was thinking about doing the Vegetarian thing for various reasons. I am in my second day and as it turns out, I can substitute animal milk with soy, and its pretty good, but I now know that to be Vegetarian, you cannot eat Fish or Chicken, and Vegans take it a step further by not consuming any animal dairy products as well. Seems like one of the reasons for this is the abuse of animals in the process of getting these foods to the human population. I don't want to get into any of that because I am sure it is deeper than I care to go, and I am sure those for or against it think they are right. At any rate, since I thought Vegetarian did at least eat fish, but dont, there is a term called Pescetarian, like Vegetarians, no meat, but consider fish ok. I guess that is where I am for now. I am curious, all of you fellow bassheads who have gone away from the meat thing, What are you substituting for the meat you use to eat? Right now, I am doing Oatmeal for breakfast, Peanut butter and jelly for lunch, and a salad for Dinner, with protein drinks in between. Tofu:spit: ....I kind of wanted to do this for health reasons vs Politcal. I think it will have its benefits for sure. I sure would like to hear from you all.

    Much respect to all:cool:

    Bring it ....
  2. ThomasG


    Jul 20, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    I have not eaten anything that walks, swims, or flys for 3 weeks and I dont miss it. I would never be a vegan, for I do use dairy products as cheese, yogurt, and ice cream. I dont drink milk, instead I drink soy or rice milk, which to me taste better. I use to eat alot of chicken and hardly ever red meat, so the change was very easy. For example I had a cheese enchilada dinner, that had rice and beans, and I did not miss any form of meat. I eat alot greek salads, veggie patties, fruit, fiber filled breads etc. cheese pizza. I may sneak in fish here and there, but, I feel better and will continue.
  3. Son of Magni

    Son of Magni

    May 10, 2005
    Builder: ThorBass
    Meat, I don't miss it, or "substitute for it". Just eat healthy food and you'll be fine. What do you think will be missing from your diet?
  4. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I'm a level 5 vegan; I don't eat anything that casts a shadow
  5. jady


    Jul 21, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    I worked chicken, fish and pork out of my diet by replacing them with servings of beef. I have never felt better!!!!!
  6. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Banned

    Jan 29, 2007
    Northern New Jersey
    Endorsing Artist: Red Zone Effects
    Soylent green. I only eat Soylent Green.

    ...it's people, y'know... ;) :p
  7. DbNBassist


    Aug 12, 2006
    I have been Pesco Vegetarian (there is no such term as Pescatarian) for a year and half now, I have never been healthier or happier, it is brilliant!
  8. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I'll take the meat products, they're awesome.
  9. I'm a Pizzaterian. I will eat anything sitting on top of a pizza crust, animal, vegetable or mineral.
  10. Fire-Starter


    Aug 11, 2002
    Curious about Vegans, why not milk or cheese? I can't imagine any animals are harmed by milking a cow to get milk, nor in the process of cheese, so this must be a health only issue yes????
  11. Kosko


    Dec 12, 2005
    Try to be careful with soy consumption, it promotes estrogen growth. Unless you're a woman that is, or want to be.
  12. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    To quote the wisdom of Homer Simpson " If God didn't want us to eat the animals he wouldn't have made them out of meat":D
  13. Protein. The only natural sources are meat and fungi.

    I know a few people who've been raised vegetarian, they seem perfectly healthy and have never eaten meat in their lives. I supose going pesco makes a lot of sense - your not missing natural sources of protein and fish is very healthy.

    Personally i like meat way too much to do anything like this :cool:
  14. vtwo


    Dec 16, 2006
    You're kidding. Come on, there's so much protein! :crying:

    Tofu doesn't really have any flavor, so if you try mixing it up in like a smoothie or on top of a pizza (try being creative), it might not be as bad.
  15. flakeh

    flakeh Banned

    Apr 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    "Shake hands with beef"

    Yah don't make friends with salad, Yah don't make friends with salad, yah don't make friends with salad, Comeon guys! join in!!

    Yah Don't make friends with salad!
  16. Fire-Starter


    Aug 11, 2002


    From what I understand, this term does exist, but is not excepted by the Vegetarian Community, I can do the Pesco thing as well:cool: Heck, apparently there are more terms associated with this then I thought.:cool:
  17. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    I don't understand what you guys are worrying about. If you don't feel like eating meat, it's of course fine, but there's no reason to follow stupid rules saying "you can't eat this, you can't eat that". And what's the point in eating cheese but not drinking milk?
  18. Supertanker

    Supertanker Watch the dog! He is trained to bite!

    Jun 23, 2005
    For over 20 years...

    I'm also an excellent cook.

    So I know how to hook it up in the kitchen.
  19. Son of Magni

    Son of Magni

    May 10, 2005
    Builder: ThorBass
    Oh come on, do a little research. Protein is the single most overconsumed element of our diet. Few people need to even think about it unless you're doing strength training.

    * Amaranth*
    * Cereals and grains - buckwheat*, rye, corn, rice, pasta...
    * Leafy green vegetables, including spinach
    * Legumes - beans, lentils, peas, peanuts
    * Nutritional yeast*
    * Nuts - almonds, walnuts, cashews...
    * Quinoa*
    * Seaweed - spirulina*, kelp ...
    * Seeds - hemp*, sesame, sunflower...
    * Soy* products - tofu, tempeh, soy milk...
    * Vegetables - Brussel sprouts, potatoes, yuca

    (stolen from theveggietable.com)

    Hmm, hemp seeds? Do you get protein from smoking weed?
  20. Kosko


    Dec 12, 2005
    To be honest, I was exaggerating a bit for sure. I'd google "soy estrogen" and read a little. Its a big debate that I know very little about.

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