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A little less than a happy high
8 - The number of weeks that have passed since I requested the information packet from the Boston Vegetarian Society.

0 - Number of days before I give up on them entirely.

'Sok, though. Based on what I saw at their site, it probably would have been chock full of propaganda otherwise not terribly useful. Truth be known, I'm not entirely interested in surrendering my omnivore status... I was just nosing around to try to find a somewhat more healthy diet. Screw 'em.
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chinaski From: chinaski Date: November 11th, 2003 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

eh, I try to never speak up for vegetarians...

but I am one. So, um, ehhh... you're welcome to join us if you wish. The more the merrier.

(No, really, the more vegetarian options we'll see in stores and restaurants - yes, my motivation to encourage you is the incremental difference your consumer demand would have on the market. An objectivist proof for the ethics of vegetarianism?)
komos From: komos Date: November 11th, 2003 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: eh, I try to never speak up for vegetarians...

Ok, you made me laugh out loud. ^_^

I'm mostly veg when I'm cooking for myself already. I don't much like working with meat, mostly because I end up cooking for myself alot so it's hard to justify, and becuae I don't think it's as survivable in the "leftover gourmet" scheme I tend to run.

I do have a big weakness for fish and seafood. They're comfort foods for me.

I will keep the needs of the many in mind, though.

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komos From: komos Date: November 11th, 2003 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanksgiving without a bird is still a difficult thing for me to fathom, but if I were to do it, I'd have to insist that there wasn't anything like "tofurkey" kicking around. I know there are vastly different opinions about how to go about being veg... my own perspective is such that things shouldn't be made to be other things. Seems dishonest somehow.
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komos From: komos Date: November 12th, 2003 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
For me, if I'm craving delicious bacon taste, I would rather have delicious bacon instead of something that just has delicious bacon flavor. Were I to go veg, it would be a matter of discovering how to do without delicious bacon of any kind.

I've heard a lot about it, but I've not been. Would I try? Sure. I might even be convinced to do the T-day thing. Just let me know when.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: November 12th, 2003 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

What's your definition of "healthy?"

I heard on 'NPR this week that Tufts University just published a study that compared the big diets (The Zone, The Atkins, The Ornish, and the Food Pyramid) and found that it didn't matter which diet the person went with, so long as they really followed it, as far as losing weight went. They also found no difference in heart health (as measured using a metric derived from the Framingham Heart Study). All those who stuck to their diets improved their heart health. So, are you looking for a balanced diet or one with strict rules about what you can't eat? The Zone, Atkins, and Ornish all are very specific about foods you have to avoid, while the Food Pyramid basically says you can eat some of everything, just in certain proportions. Just some food for thought ooo, groan, couldn't resist the pun
komos From: komos Date: November 12th, 2003 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: What's your definition of "healthy?"

There is also the small matter of my strong disapproval of factory farming...

I think ultimately, I'm considering going (mostly) veg again because it is a discipline I know I can stick with. There's no political agenda here, just a desire for food that isn't going to slowly kill me.
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