Anyone here into vegetarianism?

by DazedAndConfused 33 Replies latest jw friends

  • DazedAndConfused

    This trying to become somewhat of a vegetarian is hard. I can look up anything on the net and find out how to do anything, including how to make a devastating nail bomb to making ricine (sp) to kill people but I can't seem to find out the nutritional values a person needs.

    What I worry about most is the protein that we need on a daily basis. Right now I am eating everything that has the highest content of protein I can find in the cupboard.

    I am not trying to go vegetarian because of PETA, although I have watched the video's (eeeeewwwww). I want to go a very liberal vegetarian because of my own taste. For at least 2 years now I have despised meat. If I make chili for us, I push the meat out and eat the rest. I just don't like how meat tastes anymore.

    Anyway, I know this is disjointed, but I am asking anyone who does live a vegetarian lifestyle to let me know how to find out the protein content we need.


  • ex-nj-jw

    I'm not a vegan but you can get protein in beans, legumes (sp?), Yogurt (not sure if that's allowed).

    I'm sure someone else will be along to help you out more.


  • llbh

    Hi D&C

    I have never eaten meat or fish i hate the taste and smell. I am 6'3" tall and 22ib. I eat and have always eaten everthing else without worrying about the protein content. I eat what i like and it seems to work

    I am now conscious of my fat intake and try to limit it, as i am concerned about my heart

    Reagrds David

  • misanthropic

    I've gone back and forth eating a vegetarian diet- every now and then meat grosses me out and I go through long periods of time not having any meat at all.
    When I'm sticking on a vegetarian diet, I eat lots of grains, legumes, vegetables and nuts that have high protein content. Here are a couple guides online about where you can get your protein from in case you want to check it out.

  • Finally-Free

    I've tried vegetarianism, but never lasted more than 2 days without meat. I guess I'm just a hardcore carnivore.


  • BrentR

    Are you going to incorporate dairy into your diet?

  • Peppermint

    I have tried many times but failed. I now eat meat about 3-4 times a week and have smaller portions. I avoid all processed meats if possible.

  • avishai

    Tofu and tempeh are always good.

  • chickpea

    excellent resource site is World's Healthiest Foods

    on the left side menu near the bottom is the heading "Features in the WHFoods Website"..... in the first category called "Eating Healthy" is a link to "Essential Nutrients"..... prepare to get schooled in all things nutrition....... from definitions to functions to requirements/deficiency symptoms to healthiest sources.......

  • DazedAndConfused

    Thanks for all of your replies. I am soooo confused. I just ordered a book on becoming vegetarian but it has not arrived yet.

    Thank you for all of the links, they will be helpful.

    Brent, I want to become a very liberal vegetarian. Yes, I will incorporate dairy.

    I don't see the other person here to respond to. The one who said he (?) doesn't eat meat and is very healthy. Thank you.

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