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Old 06-10-2011, 06:04 AM
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Question who's vegetarian?

Or who does not eat red meat?

The whats for Dinner topic got me thinking...

For over 20 years now I only eat fish, chicken and turkey.

Does anyone else only eat certain proteins?
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:23 AM
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Cool Question!
I was a vegetarian for about 5 years. I do eat egg whites, seafood, and some chicken breast every now and then..but most definitely NO red meat or pork! I read recently that pork and red meat don't even digest in your body...there are alot of health problems associated with too much animal protein

My kids and hubby eat the same. Most days I do egg whites for breakfast, then tofu or a veggie burger for lunch, maybe legumes, dinner is usually seafood. I also don't eat any dairy, though my kids eat some cheese and yogurt

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Old 06-10-2011, 08:27 AM
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I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian, but a vegan wannabee. I'm having a terrible time giving up eggs and cheese.
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:39 AM
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I believe in an overall balanced diet, but I do limit my red meat intake because of digestive issues. It is true that beef is very hard to digest and you should eat it in small quantities. It does, however, provide a good source of vitamins and minerals and is a complete protein. Children, especially, should not be deprived of red meat as they need it to grow healthy bodies. I feel that we need to focus on balance in our lives, including our diet.

It's hard to eat healthy in our world today as we are bombarded with all the processed foods; hormone issues with meats; sugar in literally everything (such as fructose and high fructose corn syrup); and availability and cost of organics. There's also the issue of genetically modified grains that's a concern, especially with corn and soy.

We need to be wise in our food choices as we feed ourselves and our families with the obesity that is running rampant in America. I, personally, have chosen not to follow any altered type of diet such as being a vegetarian. You miss out on too much good nutrition.
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:36 AM
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I know I will get blasted for this but I get TIRED of chicken!

Red meat, Red meat, Red meat
Give me a steak ANY time!

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Old 06-10-2011, 10:58 AM
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LOL I've got your back Bonnie.
I am a total carnivore LOL
Gotta have my meat with my veggies sorry ladies
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:52 AM
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I've never liked eating meat, but I'll have a bit of chicken if I have to, or turkey.

No red meat ever. blech
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:39 PM
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OMG Bonnie your crazy girl! I wont judge you! Its about enjoying what your eat. I was just curious if I was alone or if there were other Mommy's like me as well Now hubby on the hand.....Loves hit Meat....! I always have to cook everything separate I get weirded out if my food touches the red meats (LOL!)

I use ground turkey burger for tacos, chili, lasagna etc..or veggie burger I change things up.

Turkey Sausage, Turkey Bacon when I cook breakfast HUbby likes that he said it has less fat then regular (YUCK!)
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:42 PM
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I was just reading this post and was thinking steak is pretty hard to chew so it must not be easy to digest. I was pescetarian for a good while and then one day I just started eating red meat again. I wish I didn't eat it. I wish I were stronger.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:42 PM
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I don't eat meat at all but I eat eggs.
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