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View Poll Results: What do you Eat?
Meat Eater- "Don't poison me with veggies!" 2 2.41%
Meat & Some Veggies-"Veggies ONLY with meat!" 10 12.05%
Meat And Veggies-"I'll eat anything that won't eat me first". 40 48.19%
Veggies and Some Meat- "enjoys the meat for flavoring". 22 26.51%
Veggies Only- "A total veggiehead!" 9 10.84%
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Old 08-05-02, 04:12 PM   #1
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Food Fight?

A recent thread made me curious and so I would like
to run a poll as to the eating habits of cyclist
around the world.

Which would you classify yourself as?
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I'm following a diabetic diet and one for high cholesterol. Counting carbs, etc. I have gone from a carnivoire who occasonally ate vegies in the form of beer and chips to a guy who carefully watches his diet and doesn't drink.

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Passing a grungy-looking pond today, with some kids fishing, my friend comments "I wouldnt eat any fish from that pond. Oh I dont eat fish, I'm a vegetarian!!).

Have any vegetarians ever forgotten they are ?
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I eat some meat, but not anywhere
near as much as I used to
(gee I hope they don't kick me outta texas
for saying that! )
its not something I set out to do,
I just kind of find it doesn't appeal to
me as much as it used to.

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I am mostly vegan, with some dairy and an occasional serving of salmon.
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I typically eat meat at least once a day. Don't really like it first thing in the morning for some reason. Occasionally I'll eat a slice of bacon, if it's crispy enough. I try to eat veggies at least once a day. My childhood nearly proved that you can live without many veggies. My big fear is that my kids will be as picky as I was/am. I am working on it, but some things I just can't force myself to eat.
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I'm an omnivore. I don't rule anything out by source or type, but I'm trying to only eat "real" food. My wife and I spent a fortune remodeling our kitchen this year so by God I'm gonna cook me some food!

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There is "Meat" and there is "Meat."

My wife and I tend towards salmon, skinless chicken, lean pork. Never, never, never have steak full of fat, etc.

Try to keep my fat intake of good quality - canola oil, olive oil, peanuts oil.
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I eat meat but feel guilty about it....
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I eat meat but feel guilty about it....
I only feel guilty when I see those big trucks going down the road with feathers flying out, and I have to convince myself, That is NOT a chicken truck. I don't know if it's worse to see them jammed in there or when the trucks are empty.
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I think people would eat a lot less meat if they had to kill the animal themselves.

The reason I turned Vegghead was I saw a $.99 fish I had in a tank PLAYING in the air bubbles. If that fish enjoyed playing, then killing it would be terrible! And if killing a little fish is bad, I just don't want the responsibility of having to have someone die for me to eat.
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OneOldRoadie,

Shame on you for starting a war!

I understand that the typical American diet, which is heavy on meat, fat and carbs, and low on fruits and veggies (and whole grains) is not the healthiest in the world. Though I generally have little conscience about eating flesh, my education instructs me to eat more veggies and less cheeseburgers and coke.

If you want to lose weight (or stop gaining it,) substituting vegetable dishes for many of the high-fat or high-sugar snacks can help. Vegetables are typically high in bulk, so they fill you up, but low in calories, so they don't fill you out.

Also, my digestion is not healthy if I don't eat vegetables regularly. I wonder how much colon cancer (and other illnesses) would be prevented through eating more veggies?

The only drawback to veggies is that I have to really use my dental floss more agressively...
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By the way: I wonder how a cat can live off of squirrels? Are bones and hair sort of like, "fiber?"
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By the way: I wonder how a cat can live off of squirrels? Are bones and hair sort of like, "fiber?"
I know, I know......and I still can not figure out how a cow who eat nothing but grass is as "fat as a cow", while the might THIN lion is.......
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I think people would eat a lot less meat if they had to kill the animal themselves.

The reason I turned Vegghead was I saw a $.99 fish I had in a tank PLAYING in the air bubbles. If that fish enjoyed playing, then killing it would be terrible! And if killing a little fish is bad, I just don't want the responsibility of having to have someone die for me to eat.
And just how do you think a carrot feels when you pull it out of the ground? If you listen carefully, you can hear their scream for mercy. And an apple when forcefully separated from its mother?

I once knew a guy who claimed to be a "breatharian" (actually I was asked to ghost write his aurobiography) - someone who lives on air alone, until he was caught sneaking a Big Mac.

Hey, we all got to eat SOMETHING!!
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I like cheerios.
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I like cheerios.
Cheerios are probably one of the healthiest cold cereals on the market, and one of the oldest. Whole grain oats.
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For strict carnivores, "whole animal" diets include all of the predigested veggies in the gut of the prey. In the case of cats, who are very prone to urinary tract blockages on cat food diets that are not especially adjusted to produce the right pH in their urinary system, this is very important. If your cat has FLUTD and won't eat the food the vet prescribes, you can try feeding it like a snake. Whole mouse diets work quite well. That is part of the reason that most prey animals are herbivores or omnivores, the predator needs those vitamins.
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For strict carnivores, "whole animal" diets include all of the predigested veggies in the gut of the prey.
I guess that counts us humans out, Jean!

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"The reason I turned Vegghead was I saw a $.99 fish I had in a tank PLAYING in the air bubbles. If that fish enjoyed playing, then killing it would be terrible! And if killing a little fish is bad, I just don't want the responsibility of having to have someone die for me to eat."

Not sure I agree with that 1oldroadie - if you believe in evolution, which I do, the reason our brains are the size they are now is because we came down from the trees and started hunting in teams, and eating the meat we caught. the extra protein allowed our brains to develop enormously. there have found baboons today who have started catching animals to eat - basically us about 100,000 years ago...
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I'll eat anything. ANYTHING.

I didn't get to be top of the food chain for nothing.

I have no moral issues about eating any kind of animal, the big issue is "does it taste good?".

Before anyone starts - People don't count as animals. Great apes just aren't available in the supermarkets here, and whaling is banned. But if I was on holiday in Norway . . . .

Its all fuel for the furnace folks. Burn enough calories daily and you don't have to worry too much about intake.

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the other day my 6 year old finally made the connection that 'chicken nuggets' are from........chickens!!! you should have seen the look on his face.
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Passing a grungy-looking pond today, with some kids fishing, my friend comments "I wouldnt eat any fish from that pond. Oh I dont eat fish, I'm a vegetarian!!).

Have any vegetarians ever forgotten they are ?


I do that sort of thing all the time. Friends are always like WHAT?
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[B......Not sure I agree with that 1oldroadie - if you believe in evolution, which I do, the reason our brains are the size they are now is because we came down from the trees and started hunting in teams, and eating the meat we caught. the extra protein allowed our brains to develop enormously. there have found baboons today who have started catching animals to eat - basically us about 100,000 years ago... [/B]
Don't float!
That dang cat my wife keeps around here eat nothing but meat and is as dumb as a stump.
The meat eaters in the animal world just eat and sleep, and when there is nothing around to eat, they die.

Mans move to civilization was farming and herding so he always had something to eat.

BUT, I do not mean to push my feeling off on to anyone else! I have decided that I do not want something to die for me to eat. If you do (as my wife does) that is OK with me.
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That dang cat my wife keeps around here eat nothing but meat and is as dumb as a stump.
Now I'm mad as hornets!

I have a cat!!!



My cat and I both eat anything that "tastes like chicken."

(There are some places I wouldn't dare bring my cat for fear someone would want to eat her!)
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