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#1 joesixpack

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:17 AM

Curious I'd like to hear your stories

#2 meazza

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:37 AM

I almost ate at a vegan restaurant once.  Was terrifying.



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:47 AM

Nope. Grill up some chicken if you're getting fat.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:21 AM

No, because I'm a man.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:29 AM

I accidentally consumed a vegetable once. 



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:45 AM

Would just seem to challenging to me.  Need to eat some meat to feel sufficiently filled up.

 

Fish, does that count as being a vegetarian if they eat it?



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:28 AM

Reason I asked is as an experiment I swapped out 10 meals a week for animal free meals. I feel pretty good after three weeks, if I'm honest. A lot of digestive problems I've had are pretty much gone in that time.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 04:02 PM

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going to start wearing heels, too?

 

coach tuesday is a vegetarian or vegan, shoot him a pm.


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:13 PM

No. But I usually only consume meat a couple times a week. Instead of say a burger, swap it out for a portabella burger.

Meat really is bad. It is why I was so fat and why I was able to drop the pounds by cutting a lot of it out my diet.

Oh... I just had a big al pastor burrito today. :-) Yum!

No need to go crazy, just cut back on it. Like you said JSP, it will help digestive issues too.

Would just seem to challenging to me.  Need to eat some meat to feel sufficiently filled up.
 
Fish, does that count as being a vegetarian if they eat it?


Substitute tofu. I think it is all habit, mental... The meat everyday thing. Like my father in law, he thinks it like being destitute if you don't have a meat item @ dinner every night. Old habits, food prejudices are hard to beat.

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 12:21 PM

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 05:28 PM

Asparagus, oshinko and avocado sushi tonight

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 11:02 PM

steak tonight.  steak a lot of nights.

i am a man.  i eat meat



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:50 PM

Asparagus, oshinko and avocado sushi tonight


http://www.businessi...sakiasis-2017-5

"...The medics warned that "owing to changing food habits, anisakiasis is a growing disease in Western countries, which should be suspected in patients with a history of ingestion of raw or uncooked fish."

The report said most cases of anisakiasis had been reported in Japan, where sushi originates..."

That is one way to loose weight, go the tapeworm route.

http://www.chicagotr...0112-story.html

"In bad news for sushi lovers, scientists have confirmed that a tapeworm known to infect salmon from the Asian Pacific is also present in fish from U.S. waters.

The parasite, known as the Japanese broad tapeworm, can grow up to 30 feet long in the human body, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention..."

Yet... Then they say:

http://www.nydailyne...ticle-1.3171179

So much faith with business doing the "right" thing:

The chances of it happening here in the tristate area are slim to none unless youre getting fish or sushi that wasnt certified in the U.S. Chattoo, who is also a restaurant owner of The Warren in the West Village, explains."

"And at any reputable restaurant, fish is flash frozen solid at a temperature of -31°F or below and stored in a freezer for at least 15 hours to prevent parasites."

There are probably dunderheads out there that claim un-flash frozen fish is the only way to go.

I get it, there is an industry to protect. Just like shark attacks, I know the probabilty of attack is low... BUT there is ONE sure way NOT to get a parasite or eaten by a shark. Don't eat the raw crap or swim & play were sharks live. Is it necessary? There is other less gratuitous activities. Activities where the risk is actually necessary.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:03 PM

http://www.businessi...sakiasis-2017-5

"...The medics warned that "owing to changing food habits, anisakiasis is a growing disease in Western countries, which should be suspected in patients with a history of ingestion of raw or uncooked fish."

The report said most cases of anisakiasis had been reported in Japan, where sushi originates..."

That is one way to loose weight, go the tapeworm route.

http://www.chicagotr...0112-story.html

"In bad news for sushi lovers, scientists have confirmed that a tapeworm known to infect salmon from the Asian Pacific is also present in fish from U.S. waters.

The parasite, known as the Japanese broad tapeworm, can grow up to 30 feet long in the human body, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention..."

Yet... Then they say:

http://www.nydailyne...ticle-1.3171179

So much faith with business doing the "right" thing:

The chances of it happening here in the tristate area are slim to none unless youre getting fish or sushi that wasnt certified in the U.S. Chattoo, who is also a restaurant owner of The Warren in the West Village, explains."

"And at any reputable restaurant, fish is flash frozen solid at a temperature of -31°F or below and stored in a freezer for at least 15 hours to prevent parasites."

There are probably dunderheads out there that claim un-flash frozen fish is the only way to go.

I get it, there is an industry to protect. Just like shark attacks, I know the probabilty of attack is low... BUT there is ONE sure way NOT to get a parasite or eaten by a shark. Don't eat the raw crap or swim & play were sharks live. Is it necessary? There is other less gratuitous activities. Activities where the risk is actually necessary.

 

There's no fish in that sushi, it's vegetables.

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:13 PM

 
There's no fish in that sushi, it's vegetables.
 
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Oh... LoL... I should have known. My 14 year daughter is vegetarian, I gotta live with every meat substitute concoction on the planet. I just picked up almond milk. Wonder what that is doing for the environment, at least Cali is under water of Biblical proportions now!

It keeps me healthy though... Well, I hope. My 50s will be an SOB if this runs off the rails! ;-)

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 09:51 AM

Too much work.  But often we eat meatless. And rarely red meat - always fish or chicken. 



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:47 PM

At one point during my training, I did 4 days of animal meat and 3 days non-meat meals, problem is I work 10-12 hour days and only have time eat 2-3 meals a day during the work week and to get the full benefit of being strictly vegan on those days I would have to eat throughout the day to feel full and to reach my calories for the day. 

 

I also hunt so I don't mind knowing where the meat comes from or how it became "food" in the first place, it doesn't bother me in the least bit. 

 

But, for health benefits, my girlfriend and I buy strictly free-range chicken, eggs, and along with almond milk. We will go out for burgers at our spot in town. We will only have red meat in the house if I harvest a deer during the deer season. 

 

Anyone that tells you that you cannot be healthy on a diet that consumes meat doesn't know what they're talking about, I have several close friends that are vegans and would tell you the same, they chose to go vegan for "moral" purposes. 



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:49 AM


At one point during my training, I did 4 days of animal meat and 3 days non-meat meals, problem is I work 10-12 hour days and only have time eat 2-3 meals a day during the work week and to get the full benefit of being strictly vegan on those days I would have to eat throughout the day to feel full and to reach my calories for the day. 
 
I also hunt so I don't mind knowing where the meat comes from or how it became "food" in the first place, it doesn't bother me in the least bit. 
 
But, for health benefits, my girlfriend and I buy strictly free-range chicken, eggs, and along with almond milk. We will go out for burgers at our spot in town. We will only have red meat in the house if I harvest a deer during the deer season. 
 
Anyone that tells you that you cannot be healthy on a diet that consumes meat doesn't know what they're talking about, I have several close friends that are vegans and would tell you the same, they chose to go vegan for "moral" purposes.

 
That's about where I'm at. I've all but eliminated red meat. I eat like half my meals without meat. I still do eat eggs, fish and chicken as my meats.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 10:38 PM

I drink almost no regular dairy milk now... But eat red meat once a week... I can see that going the way of the dodo when son heads back to school.
I will be outnumbered. Wife & Daughter got me on to almond/cashew milk... The vanilla is quite delish and only 60-90 calories. The weaker crap is for the birds... ;-)

What's a worse eco-footprint? Watering almond trees or "big diary." We took a tour of Fair Oaks Farms (Indiana) years ago, the cows seem happy producing milk & tasty cheese. :-)

Go big Ag! http://fofarms.com

My Daughter's head would explode if we took her there now! :-/ He He!

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 12:12 AM

Lost 135 pounds since I started eating vegan in about 3 months. Eating as much raw vegan as possible also. Lots of problems disappearing.