How would becoming a vegetarian affect my lifestyle?

January 22, 2014

Question by K: How would becoming a vegetarian affect my lifestyle?
I have lately been thinking about becoming a vegetarian. I’ve been doing some research and it seems overwhelming. I couldn’t find a place that fits what I want to do exactly. So of course-I turned to Yahoo Answers!
The general reasons why I would like to become a vegetarian is I believe it is a much healthier lifestyle and I am concerned with animal rights.
I almost never eat red meat, but often have chicken or fish. I would give up dairy and eggs but, because I am still a teenager I think it would be best for my health to continue eating those items.
So, what items should I beware of? What should I eat to continue getting necessary protein? Helpful websites would be amazing. And also, a slightly unrelated note, is there a website which contains a list of products that use animal testing? I’ve been having trouble finding one. Thanks so much! 🙂
Thank you for your opinion and I had almost the exact same stance on vegetarians not too long ago but I’ve pretty much made up my mind to at least try it and if it doesn’t work for me, I’ll stop. thanks tho lol 🙂
I don’t want to lose weight…lol I’m 5 feet 6 inches and weigh 115 pounds which means I’m almost underweight so….really I just want to feel healthier and have more energy. Losing weight is waaaay low on my priorities right now. xD

Best answer:

Answer by Tickles
Hey I used to be a vegetarian. The downside about being vegetarian is that you lose a lot of energy, you want to sleep more often, you don’t have energy for sports and activities. I also want you to know that humans were intended to eat meat, that is just the way we are so in a lot of ways it isn’t as healthy as it seems. You would be depriving your body of the protein it needs for muscles and bones. Don’t let Peta control you, it controlled me too. Not all meat houses are as cruel as you may think (my teacher used to work in a bacon factory). I wouldn’t recommend becoming vegetarian.

I doubt supplements would help you improve being vegetarian. Because there is a lot more in meat that your body needs (fats, etc.)

On products that do test on animals: http://www.caringconsumer.com/pdfs/companiesDoTest.pdf
I support you on that one 🙂

Remember if you do become vegetarian to maintain a normal healthy weight other wise you are over doing yourself. Another thing I want to point out is that you should eat fish. Just watch out for over fished fish. This list updates all the time. http://www.fishonline.org/advice/avoid/

I’m taking my own opinion DarkWave. You don’t need to bash my head into the wall I am only trying to help.

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