I always love when people say to me, “Oh my goodness, your food touched meat.” So yes, it is fine if you are a vegan or vegetarian and do not like when your food touches meat. I respect that. It’s a personal choice.
However, I was vegetarian in I think 1998. I would go to a restaurant and say, “Sorry I am a vegetarian, what are my options.” And I would get the long stare. “You can have a salad.” Oh right, all I eat are vegetables. Fun times being a vegetarian back in the day.
If you like meat and choose to eat meat, I respect that. It’s your personal choice for your mind, body and soul. Honestly, you can eat a huge steak in front of me and I do not flinch. Again, it’s a personal choice. Just like my decision to be vegetarian is the right choice for me.
I first became a vegetarian around 1998 because I wanted to save animals. And to this day that is my main reason. I never really understood why we eat meat. I believe all living beings are equal to me and I have no power over them. That includes living animals.
I started eating chicken again when I became ill because I was told the protein would be more nutritious for my mind. Then I stopped eating chicken for the main reason I stopped eating meat in the first place. I feel better with my place in the universe being a vegetarian. I eat eggs and dairy sometimes, never ate fish. I go between vegan and vegetarian a lot. I also have no idea what lobster tastes like. And I don’t remember what meat tastes like. I stopped craving meat a very long time ago.
I am also a vegetarian because of health reasons. I’ve been told being a vegetarian is quite good for your health. I have always wondered if being a vegetarian helped my recovery. I am not recommending this route. I suggest talking to a professional before changing your diet. To be a vegetarian you need to eat a certain way to keep your vitamin levels and nutrients on point.
I remember when I first became a vegetarian, I looked at what I was eating and was sad about hurting another living being. Also, when I first became a vegetarian, I ate a piece of salami and then looked at it and realized that I am a vegetarian. Thought that was funny!
I will probably be a vegetarian for the rest of my life. This is a personal choice for my body, mind and soul, and I respect everyone’s choice on what they would like to eat. But please, don’t tell me to eat salad. I like good food too. Just not the type you need to hurt another living being for.