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Results: What type of food do you eat?

Only Vegan

5.00% • 2 votes

Only Vegetarian (eggs and dairy + vegan)

17.50% • 7 votes

Pescatorian (eggs, dairy, vegan plus fish)

5.00% • 2 votes

I am a flexatarian - I eat whatever is available

30.00% • 12 votes

I would not touch non-meat substitutes

20.00% • 8 votes

Other / Option not listed

22.50% • 9 votes

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40 votes in total.

  • FIRST POST
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Jan 19, 9:27 PM
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    Veganuary
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    • 12th Jan 19, 9:27 PM
    Veganuary 12th Jan 19 at 9:27 PM
    Is anybody staying vegan this month?

    I eat more and more vegan food more by accident than design. Tonight I cooked vegan 'lemon chilli chicken style' strips with mushrooms and onions and noodles.

    I'm vegetarian, wife is carniverous but enjoyed it too.

    Would you try vegan food, or would you not touch it with a bargepole?
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    • Carl31
    • By Carl31 13th Jan 19, 8:37 AM
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    Btw, where has flexitarian come from as a thing?
    Didn't someone who'd eat whatever was around used to just be called an omnivore?
    Originally posted by elsien
    isnt anyone that doesnt follow a strict non meat by default a "flexitarian"

    A flexitarian is just a meat eater that doesnt eat a lot of meat, we dont need a label for it
    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 13th Jan 19, 8:56 AM
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    unforeseen
    Googled it for you.
    Your poll would appear to need flexitarian and omnivore. My head hurts.

    https://www.vegetariannook.com/flexitarian-vs-omnivore.html
    Originally posted by elsien
    So a flexitarian is really a vegetarian that has 'lapses'

    Can't quite hack vegetarianism so has to have the odd donor, KFC or T-bone
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Jan 19, 9:02 AM
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    So a flexitarian is really a vegetarian that has 'lapses'

    Can't quite hack vegetarianism so has to have the odd donor, KFC or T-bone
    Originally posted by unforeseen
    That's how I understood it too, whereas an omnivore eats meat as part of their regular diet.
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 13th Jan 19, 9:06 AM
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    isnt anyone that doesnt follow a strict non meat by default a "flexitarian"

    A flexitarian is just a meat eater that doesnt eat a lot of meat, we dont need a label for it
    Originally posted by Carl31
    Or, more likely, an omnivore that doesn't eat much meat.

    Humans don't tend to do too well on a meat only diet.
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    • Kered
    • By Kered 13th Jan 19, 9:56 AM
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    I have digestive issue that mean I can't process too much in the way of veg but as I eat meat just about every single day and my gut can manage that, I survive nicely thanks
    • welshbookworm
    • By welshbookworm 13th Jan 19, 10:23 AM
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    I am yeast intolerant, which reduces the amount of vegan food I can eat. But I can (and do) eat all meats.;
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 13th Jan 19, 11:06 AM
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    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
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    • Rosemary7391
    • By Rosemary7391 13th Jan 19, 6:31 PM
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    I don't choose to be vegan, vegetarian or any other option

    I choose to eat tasty food and if thats a bacon sandwich, chickpea curry, or steak and salad, Ill eat it
    Originally posted by suki1964

    This is me. I really like tofu and chickpeas as the main protein of a meal, but also very much enjoy the traditional Sunday roast and the leftovers that follow... waste not want not! I'll make chicken stock with the carcass tonight then stock up the freezer with soup tomorrow.
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 13th Jan 19, 6:46 PM
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    My sister is a vegetarian and she's getting a bit fed up with "veganuary" as she finding empty shelves when she goes to buy her normal shop.


    Not only that, when she eats out, the normal vegetarian meals on the menus have invariably been replaced with "vegan" meals.
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    • Organza_Lace
    • By Organza_Lace 13th Jan 19, 8:56 PM
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    I don't touch non meat substitutes...they bloat me. I do drink soya milk though as it is a plant based oestrogen which does help with my hormones.
    • melanzana
    • By melanzana 13th Jan 19, 11:33 PM
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    Follow the money and the publicity. It's the latest trend now. It will be everywhere. I am just waiting for some SLEB to back it up now.

    I just eat what I like. If it happens to be vegan, it is not by design it's because I like it, same for my omniverous choices.
    • melanzana
    • By melanzana 13th Jan 19, 11:34 PM
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    • TubbyDown
    • By TubbyDown 14th Jan 19, 12:04 AM
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    I'm open to always try new things, vegan food has a stigma attached to it for some reason!
    • JIL
    • By JIL 14th Jan 19, 12:26 AM
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    Or, more likely, an omnivore that doesn't eat much meat.

    Humans don't tend to do too well on a meat only diet.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    Apparently Henry v111 had rickets, rich people ate only meat, vegetables were for poor people.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 14th Jan 19, 8:24 AM
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    Apparently Henry v111 had rickets, rich people ate only meat, vegetables were for poor people.
    Originally posted by JIL
    He also suffered from scurvy.

    No wonder he was so bad tempered!
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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 14th Jan 19, 8:30 AM
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    Constipated too no doubt..
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 14th Jan 19, 9:01 AM
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    I was vegan for a few months last year but couldn’t seem to combine it with also being low carbohydrate (ketogenic). Most plant based food is fairly high in carbs.
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    Originally posted by Wenlock


    Cabbage, cauliflower, sprouts, kale, carrots, parsnips, radish, cucumber etc high in carbs?

    Potatoes are the only vegetables high in carbs.
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    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 14th Jan 19, 9:25 AM
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    vegan food has a stigma attached to it for some reason!
    Originally posted by TubbyDown
    Its not the food, some vegans like to politicize their diet.
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 14th Jan 19, 11:07 AM
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    Cabbage, cauliflower, sprouts, kale, carrots, parsnips, radish, cucumber etc high in carbs?

    Potatoes are the only vegetables high in carbs.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Not necessarily the actual plants, but meat substitutes.
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    • Wenlock
    • By Wenlock 14th Jan 19, 9:43 PM
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    Cabbage, cauliflower, sprouts, kale, carrots, parsnips, radish, cucumber etc high in carbs?

    Potatoes are the only vegetables high in carbs.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Many vegetables, pulses and nuts are fairly high in carbs. For example there are 17 grams of carbohydrates in 100 grams of cooked parsnips. Someone on a strict ketogenic diet might consume just 20 grams of carbs a day.

    So once you have had a small serving of parsnips you would have used up almost your whole daily allocation! That is why low carb is way easier if you eat meat or fish or eggs.
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