5 MYTHS ABOUT BEING VEGETARIAN

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Being vegetarian there are lots of things that come up in conversation saying that make my eye twitch. Here are some of them!

 

You’ll lose alot of weight
The first thing someone said to Isaac is ‘you are going to lose weight’ and I was a little confused by that statement. Just because we’ve both decided to have an indefinite break from eating meat it doesn’t mean that we’re not eating enough. In fact, I feel like I eat more now xD
It’s expensive
We used to spend about $150-200 on a weekly shop including supermarket, meat and then fresh produce. Now we spend about $100-130.
You need to eat fake meats at every meal
Although we do enjoy fake soy-based meat subsitiutes every now and then it’s not something we have on a weekly basis – same goes for tofu. There are so many recipes involving lentils, chickpeas and eggplant that we don’t feel like we’re missing out or feel as though we need to use fake meats in place of regular meat… Ever. The Quorn snitzel’s  are the bomb.com but are reserved for sometimes rather than a regular meal.
Going vegetarian means you won’t get enough protein in your diet
This is something we both got concerns over and we had look at going vegetarian for a few weeks beforehand so I knew what foods we needed to eat for our bodies to be nourished and fuelled.
I have a problem with people eating meat around me
No way. I made a choice based on my own opinions, thoughts and feelings (as did Isaac, I didn’t care if he continued eating meat). I feel as though everyone treats us as though we have a problem with meat now. Although I don’t love the smell or look of meat now if someone wants to eat it that’s their choice. I’m not going to stop hanging out with my friends and family because they choose to eat meat. That’s silly.

 


I’d love to hear your thoughts below!


 

Photo credit: Pinch of Yum – also a delicious recipe 

 

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3 Comments

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    That last point is on point! So many times people have asked me if it’s okay to eat meat around me, order a meat dish and go “omg I’m so sorry!” I’ve even had people assume I won’t eat something just because it was next to a plate of meat. And I’m like, girl, you do you okay? As long as I’m not ingesting the meat myself, you can do whatever you like.
    Maybe it’s an automatic thought because of veggie stereotypes that we’re “snobs” or something. But yes, exactly the same for me!
    Kindly,
    Sheree

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      It’s funny isn’t it? I wish people wouldn’t make a big deal out of it because it’s really not a big deal at all!

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    That last one definitely rings true to me. While I’d wash up a pan that someone had cooked meat in immediately before if I was going to use it, I don’t care if the person next to me has meat on their plate. It doesn’t offend me, I just don’t want to eat it myself, like if someone wants to drink coffee over tea, what other people eat has nothing to do with me.

    And the protein thing is funny, there’s heaps of protein in so many other foods, and as far as I’m aware not eating that much protein isn’t the end of the world anyway. Iron is the one that I’m low in and that can be a problem, so if anything that’s the one people should ask about. But really they shouldn’t ask because it’s super irrelevant and boring and every vegetarian has had the same conversation a thousand times before and hasn’t started eating meat again because of it.

    jessica – littlehenrylee.com

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