How does it effect your life? And why do you do it?
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I've been vegetarian for over 20 years, my wife longer. The only real issue is when we eat out or at friends. When we cook at home we choose what we eat, sometimes restaurants are tricky though as they don't always list every ingredient on the menu also eating at friends or family, some people just don't know that certain foods are meat based (jello and marshmallows come to mind) and assure you that it's meat free in ignorance. The other thing that is hard is others opinions (how do you get your protein?) as they have not researched it they just assume that our diet isn't healthy.
Why do we do it? Well we're both active and like healthy eating, we also like the lack of cruelty factor, and the socio-economic factors, also we like the fact that we aren't contributing to the pollution that is inherent in the meat industry. It's cheaper and more varied than a meat diet (quick name 5 types of animals meat comes from, now name 5 vegetables. Which is easier?). And it makes us happy in our choices.0