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I'm not saying ccould your BODY live without meat, I'm saying could YOU live without it.

Personally, I can't imagine myself without my precious chicken breast servings during weekends. Or octopus. Gawd. :] And OF COURSE, the occasional yummy (pork) steak.

How about you?

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Yep, and I do.

Oh my gosh no! I feel so much stronger and healthier when I add in some lean cuts of meat in my diet. =) Unfortunately.. I don't really like the texture or taste too much; I only really like fish.. which I can't have too much of because of the mercury contamination. Bah!

in a second!  I don't plan on trying it anytime soon, but if I had to, i could go vegetarian in a heartbeat!  I love fruits & vegetables and tofu and just about every other "non-meat" food, so I'm pretty sure I'd be fine. 

Vegan might be a bit dfficult though.......

Original Post by skwinkle:

Yep, and I do.

How did you do it?

No way, José!

I, too, love chicken breast and eat it 3-4 times a week. I also couldn't survive without hamburger (I know, but I use the 95% lean kind...) for tacos and marzetti at least twice a month! I think the smell of ground beef and onions cooking is one of the best scents in the world.

I also love fish, and the occasional steak as a fancy treat.


Yeah, I'm a total carnivore. My totem animal is a cat, without question! :P

Do you mean how did I give it up? I was never a meat lover in the first place, and I've been a vegetarian by my own choice since I was 7 or so. I just decided I didn't want to eat it anymore, so I stopped.

Original Post by septimusette:

No way, José!

I, too, love chicken breast and eat it 3-4 times a week. I also couldn't survive without hamburger (I know, but I use the 95% lean kind...) for tacos and marzetti at least twice a month! I think the smell of ground beef and onions cooking is one of the best scents in the world.

I also love fish, and the occasional steak as a fancy treat.


Yeah, I'm a total carnivore. My totem animal is a cat, without question! :P

I could relate a lot to your answer. Chicken is my ADDICTION. Not to mention hamburgers, cheeseburgers (of course, calorie-wise!)

The occasional steak sounds excellent too.

I really believe that people's bodies are different, and some do great without meat while others don't do well at all. I have a blood disorder (a kind of chronic anemia) and am actually encouraged to eat red meat once a week

I think liking or not liking meat may be a reflection of how much your particular body "needs" to have it.

 

 

Original Post by skwinkle:

Do you mean how did I give it up? I was never a meat lover in the first place, and I've been a vegetarian by my own choice since I was 7 or so. I just decided I didn't want to eat it anymore, so I stopped.

Yup, I meant how you gave up. I suppose the difference between your body and mine would be...different taste buds? Congrats on becoming a vegetarian. anyway.

Yeah, I guess so. I don't have any other issues with meat, and I even cook it for my boyfriend every day ... it's just not my thing.

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NEVER 

I eat steak, chicken, pork, fish      steak being my favorite

I had to live without meat last year when I was in the hospital with a bad tummy flu. I missed meat sooooo bad.

I've tried TOFU, just doesn't work for me

I don't eat meat. I used to though so sometimes I miss it. But there are lots of things that taste like meat, or chicken or fish, and aren't so I just go with those.

Quorn makes some wonderful things that taste just like chicken to me. I eat Gardenburgers and soy sausage too. So I can definitely live without the real thing. For tuna salad, I use mashed up chickpeas with a bit of vegenaise, chopped onion and sweet pickle.

I guess it just depends on what you want to choose.
i could certainly live without it... i have been for years! :) i don't miss it all, in fact! 

I think I could try being a vegetarian if I found something that tastes EXACTLY like chicken...But that's gonna be hard, because I live in Romania and the supermarkets don't have good, calorie-wise choices, so I have to deal with what I have.


So, chicken it is :D.

I totally couldn't. I tried it once and I really just love a good lean slab of beef and some chicken breast. In fact I'm grilling sirloin rounds tonight and making mashed cauliflower and grilled zucchini with it. Call me a hardcore omnivore, I love the best of both worlds... and according to my doctor I am quite healthy and losing weight at a good pace.


I have 'vegetarian' DAYS where I eat nothing but veggies to kind of flush the system (or if they are more readily available - no defrosting! lol)

Absolutely, I do.

Octopus you can't live without??  This made me gag even when I did eat meat...

Original Post by fuzzys:

Absolutely, I do.

Octopus you can't live without?? This made me gag even when I did eat meat...

See again? Different taste buds...:D

I find octopus veeeery good. I mean it's even low in calories (I eat it grilled, mmm)

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Ugh. Suckers.

Original Post by void_ptr:

Ugh. Suckers.

?

Well, I probably could, but it's more of a matter of I really don't want to.  Like others have posted, I like chicken, turkey, beef, and fish - but I like others like venison and ostrich as well.   And I love a good bison burger.

So yeah, it's possible.  I'm actually okay with tofu and things like Gardenburgers (I particularly like the black bean burgers), but I would miss the meat.

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