• JUST vegetarian?

    Profile photo of shelbibelle

    Over a year ago

    Lately I’ve been feeling a little guilty for being JUST vegetarian. Being vegan just isn’t an option for me right now and I’ve only recently become vegetarian (little over a month) but I just feel like I’m not doing enough….opinions?

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  • Profile photo of silencescreams

    Over a year ago

    Gotta agree with VeganCarmamel on this one

    I was a vegetarian for years before going vegan and it was way easier then I thought and so motivational for me when I switched

    You have been veg for a short time but going vegan is so easy

    -There are plenty of vegan milks such as rice, almond, soy, coconut, hemp, sunflower, ect.

    – For butter alternative becel sells a vegan margine (says vegan right on the container, which is green) which you should able to find at your walmart for the same price

    – For mayo alternatives there is veganise or hummus works well too

    – For vegan cheeses you can you daiya cheese but I prefer none

    – For baking you can search vegan recipes online or use http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/baking-cheat-sheet.aspx

    Most pastas and breads are vegan, as well as cambell’s tomato soup, premo’s lentil sou, and most amy’s kitchens’ soups. A lot of store bought goods you think would not be vegan are such as oreos so check the ingredients.

    I strongly encourage you to make the switch. I’m sorry you will wish you have switched sooner like I do. If you have any more questions feel free to message me.

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  • Profile photo of nimsdream

    Over a year ago

    Don’t feel guilty. Take it one step at a time! I’ve been vegetarian for almost 7 years, but my friends consider me a “weak vegan”. Over these past 7 years I have slowly cut out milk and eggs and now I can’t even imagine putting either of those into my body. If you bake at home, make it vegan! Every little bit helps but you don’t have to jump to the extreme right away. Get used to creating a balanced diet, slowly cut back on one animal product and replace it with a vegan option! No rush! Being a vegetarian is MUCH better than still eating meat! :)

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  • Profile photo of VeganCaramel

    Over a year ago

    And @celestiallover637 , you shouldn’t feel bad about eggs because they’re “little chicken abortions” since they aren’t anything like that. Eggs sold in stores are unfertilized, meaning there is no chicken fetus inside them that could have developed into a baby chick.

    The real reason to avoid eggs is because not only are most hatcheries atrocious living spaces (http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/egg-industry.aspx) but male chicks in the hatchery business are ground alive or gassed to death.

    (Even if they were chicken abortions, a fetus does not feel pain until it has had a great deal of time to develop a nervous system, that development in humans begins somewhere around 18-22 weeks though many don’t count as a proper nervous system until up to 30 weeks. A chicken’s developmental period is shorter, but generally fetal development is said to be quite similar across the animal kingdom!)

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  • Profile photo of VeganCaramel

    Over a year ago

    Then go vegan. Veganism is almost always an option. You typed this on a computer, maybe even a laptop – your access to the internet suggests that you also have access to a) basic food and shelter and b) all the nutritional information available via the web. It is very easy, you just have to dedicate yourself to it and give up the excuses that stand in your way.

    And you’re right, vegetarianism certainly isn’t enough. Dairy cruelty ( http://www.chooseveg.com/dairy.asp ) egg cruelty ( http://www.veganpeace.com/animal_cruelty/eggs.htm ) and even products that claim to be free range or humane ( http://www.peacefulprairie.org/humane-myth.html ) still perpetuate the torture, abuse, and slaughter of billions of animals worldwide. You don’t have to be a part of that.

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  • Profile photo of Ayden

    Over a year ago

    I have kind of the same issue. I feel guilty kinda about not being vegan, but in fact the only things I eat that are non-vegan is milk chocolate, cheese when I eat spaghetti (not often), and there’s milk in mashed potatoes my mom makes. I only drink vegan milks, and I eat eggs only once a month maybe if it’s on the menu and I’m not sure what to eat instead.

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