What kind of vegetarian are you? :)

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What kind of vegetarian are you? :)

DreamWolf DreamWolf
If you are one, what sort?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Vegan
1  (6%)
Lacto vegetarian
Ovo vegetarian
Ovo-lacto vegetarian
4  (25%)
Semi-vegetarian
4  (25%)
Pescetarian
2  (12%)
Pollo-vegetarian
1  (6%)
Flexitarian
1  (6%)
Fruitarian
Vegetalian
Something else I forgot in the big rush? :)
3  (19%)
Total votes: 16
Poll is closed
03/17/2012
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Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
Yeah Baby, you forgot Other for example! But you can just repost it after this big-big rush of yours! ~pokes her
03/18/2012
Ghost Ghost
Um. Why would you include people who eat fish and/or chicken on a list of vegetarian choices? The definition is in the name. If you're a vegetarian, you don't eat meat. Why is that unclear to everyone these days?
03/18/2012
Tangles Tangles
I'm a vegetarian, but I eat the meat from the cattle my parents raise and I'll eat hunted meat killed by me or others. Basically I'm a vegetarian + organic stuff. I'm not sure what you call that.
03/18/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I'm closest to Ovo-lacto vegetarian. I don't eat eggs if it's just an egg, but if it's an ingredient in something like a cake then I'll still eat it. If it's in something like a soup or noodles where you can still see the egg, then I won't. I did the vegan thing for a year. That's super hard. I live in an area where vegan choices are limited and the ones that are around are very expensive. I was spending an insane amount of money on food.

I also don't understand the concept of vegetarian but eat chicken or fish. Vegetarian = no meat. Chicken = meat. I don't follow.
03/18/2012
Silverdrop Silverdrop
The poll might confuse people less if the title was "What sort of diet do you follow?" Some people won't eat mammals for moral reasons, but will eat fish or poultry since they are lower life forms. Some people eat primarily plant based diets for health reasons, so consider an occasional steak to be an indulgence. And some people aren't able or willing to give up meat, but will limit themselves to meat that was humanely raised and butchered.

My parents were raised in a time when a meal was considered a meat and two veg, and one of the veg would always be a potato product. The sheer availability of quality vegetables has made vegetarianism a viable lifestyle, when 50 years ago, it would have been very difficult to maintain.

I hadn't encountered the term 'flexitarian' before, but now that I've looked it up, that's exactly what I'd call myself. I prefer vegetables and fish, but I won't turn down other meats if they were offered to me, and sometimes I'd just kill for a good burger.
03/18/2012
Beck Beck
I had no idea there were so many kinds of vegetarians.
03/18/2012
Various Various
Wow, I didn't know so many existed. Research time!
03/18/2012
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
I won't eat poultry or mammals because I see them as too high on the food chain. Anything else is fair game.
03/18/2012
Ghost Ghost
Quote:
Originally posted by Tangles
I'm a vegetarian, but I eat the meat from the cattle my parents raise and I'll eat hunted meat killed by me or others. Basically I'm a vegetarian + organic stuff. I'm not sure what you call that.
It's called not a vegetarian.
03/19/2012
JessCee JessCee
Quote:
Originally posted by Ghost
It's called not a vegetarian.
Yea, my thoughts exactly.
03/19/2012
Rahel Rahel
I used to eat fish and poultry, but no mammals. Now I make very few exceptions, only when I'm having dinner with my extended family (chicken soup is always the first course, and I've been eating it, well, since I was old enough to eat things).
03/19/2012
asphyxia asphyxia
I'm a pescatarian (which means I eat seafood, but no other animals). I know the LITERAL meaning of the word 'vegetarian' means "someone who doesn't eat creatures", but for those of us with 'alternative' dietary choices, it becomes MUCH easier to tell people we're "essentially vegetarian". At least, that's my experience.

I can't even begin to count the number of times I've had this conversation:

me: "I eat fish, but no other meat."
other person: "But you still eat chicken, right?"
me: "No, I don't eat any other creatures besides fish."
other person: "What about pork?"

For me, saying "I'm essentially a vegetarian, except I also eat fish." is a faster way of helping the other person understand my diet. I get to bypass the whole conversation above.

Yes, I know I'm not using the word in the clearest or most concise context, but I'm a fan of arriving at my objective by the quickest and most efficient means possible. If I must leave semantic carnage in my wake, so be it.
03/19/2012
Ghost Ghost
Quote:
Originally posted by asphyxia
I'm a pescatarian (which means I eat seafood, but no other animals). I know the LITERAL meaning of the word 'vegetarian' means "someone who doesn't eat creatures", but for those of us with 'alternative' dietary ...
I think the problem is more tangible than you might think... just not for you. I've been a vegetarian for 25 years and I've had people try to serve me both chicken and fish countless times because people seem to think that fish and chickens are plants... or are confused about what a vegetarian is, or both. They also use fish or chicken-based ingredients because they think it's "ok" to do so because, obviously, they count as plants and thus vegetarians can eat them.

It's just an extreme annoyance and I can rarely eat out or have people cook for me because they just don't get it. I know I'm not the only one.
03/19/2012
voenne voenne
Quote:
Originally posted by Ghost
I think the problem is more tangible than you might think... just not for you. I've been a vegetarian for 25 years and I've had people try to serve me both chicken and fish countless times because people seem to think that fish and chickens ...
Huh, that's really weird. That's never happened to me. I know it's difficult for a lot of people to comprehend, but I don't understand how it's _that_ difficult; people are just silly. If it was living at some point, or came from a living creature, I can't eat it.

The worse for me is people just forgetting about using some sort of animal broth, but I always ask. It's just more difficult now because I'm vegan (not so much by choice but because of food allergies). People forget about dairy and eggs the easiest.
03/19/2012
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
I'm not a vegetarian at all.
03/19/2012
Ghost Ghost
Quote:
Originally posted by voenne
Huh, that's really weird. That's never happened to me. I know it's difficult for a lot of people to comprehend, but I don't understand how it's _that_ difficult; people are just silly. If it was living at some point, or came from ...
I think it depends a lot on where you live. I've spent much of my life in rural areas where people just don't seem to get any of my lifestyle choices. Ever.
03/19/2012
Total posts: 17
Unique posters: 14