• vegicurious
  • Well, I don't eat meat (beef, pork, chicken, lamb) and I only eat eggs mixed in stuff (if it's used for baking or whatever, and hard boiled in potato salad and such). I don't know what I'm considered. I looked it up once, but I can't remember the name, and I guess it's looked down upon by vegans, but I don't really care. I still eat fish (fish are not cute and cuddly) and try other ways to get my protein. I always eat the same stuff my family does, I just make a separate portion for myself with meatless ingredients (usually veggie crumbles instead of burger, etc). I had a friend who considered herself mainly a vegetarian, but LOVED ribs! lol
  • NO, and anyone who claims to be is just fooling themselves. You either eat meat, or you do not eat meat. Also, you do get plenty of protein without even trying, on a vegetarian diet. It's a myth that you must eat meat to get enough protein - in fact, it's suggested that people who eat meat consume TOO MUCH protein.
  • I don't really like meat and I only eat it on occasion. I wouldn't call myself a vegetarian or "semi-vegetarian" though.
  • An accurate term would be a reduced meat-eater. Every vegetarian / vegan (for ethical reasons) I have met finds it offensive when meat eaters use such terminology.
  • YES! Flexitarians are people who occasionaly eat meat. Also, if you still eat eggs and/or dairy, you'd be a lacto-flexitarian (you eat dairy and eat meat occasionaly), an ovo-flexitarian (you eat eggs and eat meat occasionaly), lacto-ovo flexitarian (you eat eggs and dairy and meat occasionaly), or just a flexitarian (you eat meat occasionaly but not dairy or eggs). I became a flexitarian for a short period of time (now I'm a vegetarian), and it was fine. If you're trying to become a vegetarian, you may want to start as a flexitarian to get used to eat less and less meat. Be prepared if you become a flexitarian, though. Like the coment posted by Zombie up there, some people think that a.) flexitarians don't exist b.) they have no point c.) its dumb not to eat meat d.) all of the above. Flexitarians DO exist, though. Google it if you don't believe me. And yes, we have a point. We're eatting LESS meat so we're supporting slaughter houses LESS. Although you're not totaly cutting of all supportment to slaughter houses, even just a little less suportment has an impact. We do have a point!!! It's that we don't support slaughtering of all the animals, we just eat them occasionaly. Humans are natural carnivors. It's our instinct to eat meat. Don't worry about anyone teasing you abouut becoming a flexitarian. Tip: if you want to tell your friends your flexitarian, don't. Say vegetarian, because with flexitarian you'll have to explain it to every. single. peron. I learned that the hard way. Good luck :) -bananabean1
  • If chicken and fish are not on a vegeterian diet, then i have flunked the test.
  • 1) Yes, those persons cannot be called vegetarians, but, for various reasons, they strongly reduce their consumption of animal flesh, or for instance of particular, "higher" animals like mammals. It could also be a step to become progressively vegetarian. I went through such a stage myself before I became a vegetarian. 2) "Semi-vegetarianism consists of a diet largely of vegetarian foods, but may include fish and sometimes even poultry, as well as dairy products and eggs. The association of semi-vegetarianism with vegetarianism in popular vernacular, particularly pescetarianism (also called pesco-vegetarianism and described as a "vegetarian" diet that includes fish), has led to what vegetarian groups cite as improper categorisation of these diets as vegetarian. The Vegetarian Society, which initiated popular usage of the term vegetarian as early as 1847, condemns the association of semi-vegetarian diets as valid vegetarianism; the organisation points out that the consumption of fish is not vegetarian." "Semi-vegetarian diets are diets that primarily consist of vegetarian foods, but make exceptions for some non-vegetarian foods. These diets may be followed by those who choose to reduce the amount of animal flesh consumed, or sometimes as a way of transitioning to a vegetarian diet. These terms are neologisms based on the word "vegetarian". They may be regarded with contention by some strict vegetarians, as they combine terms for vegetarian and non-vegetarian diets. Additionally, many individuals describe themselves as simply "vegetarian" while actually practicing a semi-vegetarian diet. - Semi-vegetarianism — A diet that excludes certain meats, particularly red meat, but allows the consumption of others in limited amounts. - Pescetarianism — A diet that excludes all meat except fish, shellfish, and crustacea. - Pollotarianism — A diet that excludes all meat except poultry and fowl. - Flexitarianism — A diet that consists primarily of vegetarian food, but that allows occasional exceptions." Source and further information: 3) "There are several reasons why one might follow a semi-vegetarian diet. - Health reasons: To help reduce saturated fat or cholesterol in the diet, or for other health reasons. - Ethical/philosophical reasons: Some people believe in avoiding certain animal foods but not others due to a belief in a hierarchy or evolutionary scale that places some animals higher than others. Those at the top of this scale are considered "higher-order" animals, deserving of better treatment. The following is an example of such a scale: 1. Mammalian meat - cow, pig, deer, etc 2. Poultry - chicken, turkey, duck, etc 3. Fish - tuna, salmon, tilapia, etc 4. Seafood (other than fish) - clams, oysters, crab, lobster, scallops, etc - Environmental reasons: Larger livestock, such as cows or pigs, use more resources per pound of meat and create more waste than other meat sources." Source and further information:
  • If this is how your diet really is, it is noteworthy that in the Old Testament, meat consumption took place during festive occasions, but certainly wasn't the norm like it is today. It is OK that you eat meat in small amounts! If I understand correctly ( check me on this) that NO meat might bring you to a certain B deficiency. So please pass the cow!!!! :)
  • That's called lazy. If there is no call for it, don't do it. You are contributing to a brutal practice of enslaving and torturing many innocent creatures who feel pain and fear just like you do.
  • Yes. semi-vegetarians are real. It you tell an omnivore you are semi-vegetarian, they will know what you mean. Therefore, it is a perfectly good term. If you tell a true vegetarian you are a semi, they too will know what you mean, but they might be annoyed with you because they are the real deal and semi's are wanna-bees. Big deal. Let's not be so judgmental.

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