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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 10:46 AM
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former vegetarians- a question
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2 of my kids (17 and 21 y.o.) are now vegetarians. they are convinced that if they ate meat now, they would get sick.
those of you that went "off the wagon", what was it like for you?
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  -former vegetarians- a question mopinko  Dec-07-08 10:46 AM   #0 
  - I don't buy it  harmonicon   Dec-07-08 10:53 AM   #1 
  - I was Veg for about a year. No longer and it didn't make me sick.  helderheid   Dec-07-08 10:54 AM   #2 
  - I was vegetarian for about two years...  Concerned GA Voter   Dec-07-08 11:00 AM   #3 
  - Well, I eat meat and if I kept a slab of ground turkey on the counter for 2 days and then ate it RAW  HypnoToad   Dec-07-08 11:02 AM   #4 
  - Ask your doctor...  GoddessOfGuinness   Dec-07-08 11:06 AM   #5 
  - Interesting. What were the symptoms/was the diagnosis?  PeaceNikki   Dec-07-08 11:11 AM   #6 
  - What she told me was that her meatless years rendered her stomach devoid  GoddessOfGuinness   Dec-07-08 11:16 AM   #9 
     - doesn't sound too believable to me.  mopinko   Dec-07-08 11:27 AM   #13 
        - It's been many years, and I don't remember how they treated her illness...  GoddessOfGuinness   Dec-07-08 11:36 AM   #17 
  - That's very interesting....  Dystopian   Dec-07-08 11:12 AM   #7 
     - I think you may have been correct...  GoddessOfGuinness   Dec-07-08 11:26 AM   #12 
  - Check this out..  BrklynLiberal   Dec-07-08 11:13 AM   #8 
  - did you know  mopinko   Dec-07-08 11:22 AM   #10 
     - I did not know that.  BrklynLiberal   Dec-07-08 11:27 AM   #14 
     - Wow! I did not know that!  crispini   Dec-07-08 01:04 PM   #28 
  - I fell from grace due to my mother's breaded pork chops. I was violently ill for 24 hours  Heidi   Dec-07-08 11:24 AM   #11 
  - I had a roommate who was mostly vegetarian  undeterred   Dec-07-08 11:29 AM   #15 
  - I think vegetarians being "sickened" by meat is a whole lot of drama.  ftbc   Dec-07-08 11:35 AM   #16 
  - It can happen.  Heidi   Dec-07-08 11:40 AM   #18 
  - What happens when I get "surprise" meat products (icky details, sorry):  tofunut   Dec-07-08 11:45 AM   #19 
  - Same thing happens to my sister-in-law, who would be completely vegan if she didn't  Heidi   Dec-07-08 11:54 AM   #20 
  - I think it's automatic for a lot of people and a lot of dishes.  tofunut   Dec-07-08 12:14 PM   #23 
     - It's perfectly fine with me when vegetarians ask me about the ingredients.  Heidi   Dec-07-08 12:22 PM   #24 
        - You're a good egg, Heidi.  tofunut   Dec-07-08 03:13 PM   #32 
  - I get that if something's contaminated with dairy.  LeftyMom   Dec-07-08 02:52 PM   #30 
     - Yeah, most of my family is lactose-intolerant.  tofunut   Dec-07-08 03:12 PM   #31 
        - There was a recall a few years back on some soy parmesean.  LeftyMom   Dec-07-08 03:29 PM   #33 
  - I suspect that unpleasant things can happen as a result of any drastic change  petronius   Dec-07-08 12:03 PM   #21 
  - I agree with you about balance,  Heidi   Dec-07-08 12:08 PM   #22 
     - That's what I meant by "some upset" - I wasn't intending to trivialize the real impacts  petronius   Dec-07-08 12:50 PM   #26 
  - Moderation might be the way to go on this. So no Brazilian BBQ buffet!  JVS   Dec-07-08 12:46 PM   #25 
  - When friends make dishes that have meat stock in them  ThomCat   Dec-07-08 12:53 PM   #27 
  - Any serious dietary change can cause temporary stomach upset.  oktoberain   Dec-07-08 02:49 PM   #29 
  - I only eat fish a dozen or so times a year,  Mendocino   Dec-07-08 03:47 PM   #34 
  - i think your body often reacts to new things weirdly, i wouldnt be surprised if it were true  lionesspriyanka   Dec-07-08 03:49 PM   #35 
  - i didn't get sick at all, i think it was time  pitohui   Dec-07-08 04:07 PM   #36 
 

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