A couple of months ago we even managed the transition to being vegan 😊
I posted this entry first in July 2011. However, the links I used do not exist anymore.
On SeededBuzz I found a blog entry about all forms vegetarian. It is called “Being a Vegetarian is so much more than eating vegetables” and I was surprised that there are so many forms of vegetarians.
Well, some eat fish some don’t. Some eat eggs but no dairy products some the other way round and then there are those who just eat vegetables (and probably fruit) but no dairy or eggs but those are vegans as far as I know. Of course, all of them eat no meat. Oh sorry, there are those who still eat some poultry.
I could never miss my yoghurt or the milk on my Corn flakes. And sometimes I feel the urge to eat prawn cocktail. As it happens I believe if my body graves for something it probably needs it. Of course, not if it is all the chocolate I crave for but that is probably more my troubled mind than my body.
There was also another blog post about the question if becoming a vegetarian is the right decision (“Less is more”) The lady said she is very conscious about her food decisions but she does not feel being vegetarian is the right thing to do. She opts more for being moderate with eating meat.
Reading both posts made me wonder what made me become a vegetarian.
I have been eating vegetarian on and off for years. The first time I did it was for 7 weeks in the time of Lent. There is a German movement called “7 Wochen ohne” (7 weeks without) from the Protestant church. They promote to stop doing or eating something in the Lent time and give the money you save to “Brot fuer die Welt” a German Charity to prevent hunger and famine all over the world.
The second time was after my biology teacher taught us about all the bugs and worms you can catch from eating meat or fish. Woa was that disgusting!!! (But that’s what you get if you take your A-levels in biology 😉 )
My problem used to be that I am a bit allergic to cheese and I never especially liked cheese too so it was hard to find something else put on my sandwiches. That most definitely has changed since I have fully stopped eating meat. I could eat cheese on toast continuously. Still can’t eat it unmelted on a sandwich though.
So why have I become a vegetarin in the end? First of all animal rights: I do not believe that eating an animal that has been raised in a cage with horrible dried food can be good for any of us. Secondly health. Even though humans are omnivores and can eat all sorts of things I believe a diet with mainly vegetables, grains, nuts, fruit, eggs and dairy sustains us in a better way. And thirdly I never liked meat a lot anyway. Well, my family of origin would disagree I suspect. There goes rumour that I loved my mums friends butchery very much and I used to be given a sausage in each hand. But that is nearly 40 years ago. Things have changed since I have been a little girl 🙂
Vor ein paar Monaten haben wir es endlich geschafft Veganer zu werden.