I eat meat because I believe lean meat is healthy and humans where meant to eat it despite the 4 billion links a vego can give me as to why I am wrong.
It also tastes great. Nothing like a tbone on the BBQ.
However I really don't care what other people eat.
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23-12-2011 21:19 #61
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23-12-2011 21:23 #62
i wonder if vegetarians get asked about their choices more so than, say, why are you Hindu, because there are many reasons why someone would be vegetarian - animal cruelty, takes less carbon,water(i think) or whatever to grow veggies than meat, dont like taste/smell/feel, expense, cant tolerate it(eg makes you sick), feel better not eating it etc etc.
23-12-2011 21:27 #63Senior Member
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23-12-2011 21:36 #64
I eat meat because it is yummy. We do have at least 2 vego days per week but otherwise it's yummy animals for us. I tend to mostly eat fish and chicken. Red meat we might eat only once per week. I live in a farming area and there is a lot of meat grown around me. In spring we often see paddocks full of lambs and I will say, "look kids, choppies". lol. Once my daughter asked if we could stop the car so we could get a lamb for dinner...she was a month off turning 4 at the time.
So yeah, we eat meat because it is tasty. I feed it to the kids because they enjoy it. I also think it contains important nutrients. Whilst those nutrients are available from vegie sources as well, they are often better absorbed from meat and taste a lot better.
23-12-2011 21:38 #65
1- why do I eat it. I do like meat. However I love my veggies and they defiantly outweigh my plate/diet to meat ratios
I prefer fish pork and chicken to beef though
I know my body needs red meat though. I start craving it and act weird without it if that makes sense.
2- why do I feed my child meat. Probably same reason you don't. You choose not to eat meat so pass those values and customs to your child. I eat it so it seams natural to offer it to my child. My another reason is I believe dd should be exposed to a culturally wide and balance diet she is always offered what we eat and has always desired to eat what we do since she was starting solids we could never get away with not offering her something we were eating and she would refuse to eat a meal if she noticed if it was different to ours. Also dd is always offered most food even things dh and I don't eat. So if we didn't eat mean I could imagine I might still offer it to her depending on my reasons for not eating me
23-12-2011 21:43 #66
I don't eat birds or mammals ( coming up to 25 years) but do eat seafood, I was a vegan for 6 months (too hard) and a vegetarian for 3 years but loved going to good restaurants and missed trying new food ( plus I liked Leather too much!) And i believe a pescatarian diet is the most healthiest , I do cook meat for DH ( organic only and can't do pork, rabbit or veal) and after agonizing about it for months do give DS chicken, beef or lamb twice a week because I do think he gets nutrients from it ( i do absolutely believe you can get all your nutrients on a vegetarian diet) plus I don't want him having digestion problems later on if he chooses to be a meat eater, I would love him not too but want him to decide for himself, it's more common now but 20 years ago people would ask why i do not eat meat and I used to say because I don't like it
23-12-2011 21:45 #67
Because it's nommy! And because DH and I don't eat many veg, fruit or salads really so besides pasta and sandwiches, without meat there would be nothing left for us to eat.
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I like meat. It tastes delicious. But...my ex was pescatarian so I cooked heaps of veg meals as fish is just too expensive to eat daily. I love vegetables, legumes etc. I believe is vego diet is perfectly healthy. I just like meat though.
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