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Why are we vegetarians? Top 3 questions I get asked...

Updated: Nov 15, 2021

The 3 most common questions I get regarding my diet are;

"Why are you a vegetarian?" "What do you eat?" "How did you get your whole family to follow?"

Let me first explain why we even decided to remove meat from our diets, besides my husband having health issues. I stumbled upon this short, awesome, to the point video, done by Paul Wesley, #paulwesley #holycowthevampcares (I wasn't expecting this from my fav vampire) which is basically explaining the EXACT reasons why!


Watch the video, it's worth it. It breaks down exactly why I chose this diet style, #savetheearth #savethehumans #savetheanimals

"The above video that I made along with @farmsanctuary is very important to me.

If you can find 8 minutes out of your day to watch it in its entirety I’d grateful. Thanks in advance. 🙏" a quote from his IG account with the video on it.

So that summarizes why my husband and I decided about 7 years or so ago to remove meat, even organic, from our diet. Now, let's skip to "how did you get your whole family to follow?" Well we didn't, really. From the beginning I didn't want to force the kids to do what we did just because. I wanted them to make the choice because they WANTED to, you know for the right reasons.

Well, when we told the kids we quit meat the first response was "we are NEVER going to follow that diet" "we will always eat meat". So let's fast forward a year or so after we started the second oldest said, "I think I want to be a vegetarian too" and that was all it took for the other 4 to follow (leader of the pack).

I've been proud of their dedication to this decision and they haven't waivered yet. Even when it meant going to events with no real food options because the mass production of meat to make it cheap and easy becomes the norm now. They hung in there and so far still going.

We approach the last question I often get, "what do you eat". I think in this day and age it's silly that people ask that. However, I want to keep a healthy conversation with people so I do my best to never pass judgement on curiosity. I did a lot of research and I'm a Midwife with a good knowledge base on healthy eating for a pregnant woman. This helped along with having my oldest on a gluten free/casein free diet since she was about 4 yrs old. I was forced to really exam what foods I bought, what their nutritional content really was, and understand what our bodies need to function well.

This, folks, concludes why we are vegetarians. I hope it opens your mind to maybe reducing your meat, maybe getting your meat from small family farms, or dare I say, going vegetarian!

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