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Yesterday evening I discovered the idea of being 95% Vegan. I never knew a vegan diet could be so easy. As I was running the numbers in my head I realized I was doing this all along pretty much my entire life!

I don't eat any animal products for about 95% of every day, leaving me free to indulge in meat, cheese and other such goodness during meal times... devil
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I've been vegan for over ten years.

I don't think its for everyone.
Even simply reducing the amount of meat and dairy consumed is going to be beneficial for most people on a typical western diet, and it certainly will be great benefit to the planet.
Being vegan is a journey not a destination. I'm not sure it is possible to eliminate animal products from a persons purchasing habits, they show up in products well beyond foodstuffs.
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What if you dream about eating bacon? Does that bring your percentage down?
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shumyum wrote:
What if you dream about eating bacon? Does that bring your percentage down?
Does dreaming about work put more money into your account?
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I've been a pescatarian for over 6 years and feel great
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I've been cutting back on the amount of meat I eat. When I was younger, I felt like I needed to eat meat at least once a day to feel right. Now I feel like I only need it a couple of times a week.

No one can convince me that a strictly vegetarian diet is more healthy than a diet with a little meat here and there, because there are essential nutrients found in meat that are difficult or impossible to get anywhere else. But I strive to have the vast majority of what I eat be plant-based and as natural as possible. We have been hitting the farmers' markets hard all summer and loving all the local fresh fruits and vegetables. The last one of the summer was this past week, and we're sad that it's over.
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I have cut my beef+pork back to twice a week (once at lunch, once at dinner). I mostly have chicken and turkey instead now. I'd say that only about 30%-40% of my meals are vegetarian. I'd like to increase that though. (Actually, all my breakfasts are vegetarian, I always have plain yogurt with oats, but I mean 30%-40% of my lunches+dinners are vegetarian).
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Leezer wrote:
I've been cutting back on the amount of meat I eat. When I was younger, I felt like I needed to eat meat at least once a day to feel right. Now I feel like I only need it a couple of times a week.

No one can convince me that a strictly vegetarian diet is more healthy than a diet with a little meat here and there, because there are essential nutrients found in meat that are difficult or impossible to get anywhere else. But I strive to have the vast majority of what I eat be plant-based and as natural as possible. We have been hitting the farmers' markets hard all summer and loving all the local fresh fruits and vegetables. The last one of the summer was this past week, and we're sad that it's over.


I'm not even vegetarian let alone vegan, but I suspect we need far less meat than people realize and some people might need zero.

Google Seventh Day Adventist and longevity. Study after study has shown that they live longer than others regardless of where they are located. SDA's don't smoke, don't drink and most are vegetarian.
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Chicken isn't vegan?

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franklincobb wrote:
Chicken isn't vegan?


Depends on who is manufacturing it.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/fakemeat/
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travvller wrote:
Leezer wrote:
I've been cutting back on the amount of meat I eat. When I was younger, I felt like I needed to eat meat at least once a day to feel right. Now I feel like I only need it a couple of times a week.

No one can convince me that a strictly vegetarian diet is more healthy than a diet with a little meat here and there, because there are essential nutrients found in meat that are difficult or impossible to get anywhere else. But I strive to have the vast majority of what I eat be plant-based and as natural as possible. We have been hitting the farmers' markets hard all summer and loving all the local fresh fruits and vegetables. The last one of the summer was this past week, and we're sad that it's over.


I'm not even vegetarian let alone vegan, but I suspect we need far less meat than people realize and some people might need zero.

Google Seventh Day Adventist and longevity. Study after study has shown that they live longer than others regardless of where they are located. SDA's don't smoke, don't drink and most are vegetarian.


Thats the three most common causes of cancer gone (that of course do not mean no cancer just reduced risk)

(As for the ground post, this gona be hard not to rsp)
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virre wrote:
(As for the ground post, this gona be hard not to rsp)
You mean my post virre? To be honest all I ever intended to do was post a little quib at vegiternianism.

Personally I've been trying to cut back on meat as well. Mostly for ecological reasons. But it isn't easy when our lunch cafeteria insist on putting such abominations like Quorn into pretty much every vegetarian menu... There's so much good stuff you can do without resorting to that.

As for health benefits. I'm sceptical that a vegan/vegetarian diet really is healthier than a balanced meat diet. I've heard time and again that you really need to be careful with your diet when going vegi. So really the comparison most commonly made is not between mixed diet and vegi diet but between casual meat heavy diet and carefully crafted vegi diet. To me it is not surprising that someone who puts more effort into crafting a balanced diet is going to enjoy higher benefits than someone who just eats what he feels like. It'd be interesting to see at what point reducing meat intake comes with diminishing returns assuming you balance your diet with equal care.
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I'm about 95% vegetarian, working on the vegan and "responsibly consuming"/"healthier diet" part.

I'd love to go all vegan but I don't realistically see it happening, BUT I'm working on phasing out 95% of my milk & cheese, because I don't think there's any true "ethical" or "cruelty free" way to produce them.
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Orangemoose wrote:
I've been a pescatarian for over 6 years and feel great


I find your claims to be fishy.
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A meal without meat isn't a meal.
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I was 95% raw food for 3 weeks. The results were amazing. I would love to get back to that but my living situation changed and it's difficult to do when living with others. Side effects: allergies disappeared (I even tried to provoke them), lost 5 pounds a week, restroom breaks were super quick, I had more energy all day, I could go to sleep within 2 minutes of lying down.
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toober wrote:
I was 95% raw food for 3 weeks. The results were amazing. I would love to get back to that but my living situation changed and it's difficult to do when living with others. Side effects: allergies disappeared (I even tried to provoke them), lost 5 pounds a week, restroom breaks were super quick, I had more energy all day, I could go to sleep within 2 minutes of lying down.
Wow! Three weeks of Sushi and Carpaccio? Impressive!
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Kempeth wrote:
toober wrote:
I was 95% raw food for 3 weeks. The results were amazing. I would love to get back to that but my living situation changed and it's difficult to do when living with others. Side effects: allergies disappeared (I even tried to provoke them), lost 5 pounds a week, restroom breaks were super quick, I had more energy all day, I could go to sleep within 2 minutes of lying down.
Wow! Three weeks of Sushi and Carpaccio? Impressive!


No, no carpaccio. Sushi maybe and jerky definitely. But mostly vegetables, fruits, nuts (natural peanut butter). The 5% I allowed myself bread so I could still make sandwiches.
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