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|09-28-2009 08:45 PM|
My husband has been veggie since he was four. He told me a story about accidentally eating a few bites of burrito that he thought was bean, but also had meat in it he thought it tasted odd but since he didn't remember what meat tasted like he didn't realize until part way though.
He said he had terrible indigestion and felt awful for some time.
|09-28-2009 06:51 PM|
|Chillbill||I've heard people who say they were vegetarian and then went back to eating meat and did just fine. This always made me a little suspicious. I believe they probably never were really strict in sticking to their vegetarianism to begin with. They probably did a little meat or meat by-products every now and then anyway, so it was fine for them to go back to being omni with no issues. But someone who is 100% vegetarian all the time and then trying to go right back to eating meat is probably going to have some issues with it until their bodies get used to digesting animal proteins again.|
|09-28-2009 07:39 AM|
Some people just don't get it.
Anyways I have only heard people getting sick from eating meat after not eating it for a long time when they ate red meat.
I wonder why this happens.
My dad put a bunch of HUGE hamburgers next to me at the dinner table last night at our family reunion. At first I felt like I needed to vomit. and then I just felt sad because that used to be a living breathing animal. :[
|09-28-2009 06:30 AM|
Are you aware that every nutritionist on the planet disagrees with you?
|09-28-2009 01:32 AM|
|latulthop||Thanksgiving who didn't get that gravy was non-veg.|
|09-28-2009 01:02 AM|
|bluchi||i think meat is the most healthy thing for man. but some time its harmful.. not every time..|
|09-28-2009 12:09 AM|
about six years ago, when i'd been a vegan for two years, i was fed a veggie burger at a restaurant by a waiter who swore it was vegan. when i thought it tasted funny, i called over the manager. he checked and saw that it had eggs. at that point, i was upset but not profoundly emotionally scarred by the incident...certainly not enough to warrant the week and a half's worth of severe hives that broke out all over my arms, stomach, and thighs the day after the incident.
other than that, i haven't consumed enough meat, dairy, or egg to create a real reaction in my body. i can usually tell if an animal product is in my food at this point and will, of course, promptly stop eating it.
|09-27-2009 05:24 AM|
I was vegetarian for 5 years when I was much younger and was able to go back to eating meat without becoming ill. I do remember being surprised by how greasy it was.
Now that I'm vegan (and much older) just the thought of eating meat makes me ill.
|09-26-2009 06:39 PM|
I've run the gamut on intentional and unintentional meat-eatings: my grandmother is the master of carnivorous subterfuge, she once pureed turkey into my mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving, I've also gone back and forth between vegetarianism and pescetarianism and I find (for me at least) that the degree of discomfort depends on a couple factors:
1. What kind of ingredient? Broth or stock usually doesn't make me as sick as animal products such as lard; chicken stock upset my stomach less than beef stock (that waiter swore up and down the onion soup was vegan); and a few shrimp made me more ill than an unfortunate chicken/soy nugget mix up.
2. Did I know I was eating meat? In both cases, (yes and no) I have gotten sick. However, when I was upset about it I've felt much worse, mostly because for hours after the meal I worried about getting sick. I became completely vegetarian from being pescetarian for years simply because I couldn't find fresh enough fish. When I went to the beach after about half a year without fish, I wolfed down my favorite sandwich, a shrimp burger. Slightly sick, but I brushed it off, not thinking it had anything to do with my sandwich. A few shrimp cocktails later I was sure, and even though I had eaten fewer shrimp that time, I felt much worse than before.
|08-24-2009 05:05 PM|
|KirstenKat||Yea I think sometimes it's the thought of consuming meat that makes us sick. But|
|08-24-2009 05:02 PM|
i dont think thats it for me. i still love the smell of meat. but i have no craving for it anymore
|08-24-2009 12:14 PM|
When I'd been veg for three years I ate potatoes with turkey gravy on them to make happy a beloved elderly aunt at Thanksgiving who didn't get that gravy was non-veg.
My attitude was, as long as I have to, I will enjoy it! I didn't enjoy eating it, or the profound dizziness and nausea that followed.
|08-24-2009 08:13 AM|
|Paz&Verde||My mother is a teacher and one of the kids at the school, who has been a vegetarian from birth, decided he was going to eat a bit of meat at the caffeteria with the rest of the kids. The kid started to feel really sick and trowing up the teacheres were so scared that they decided to call an ambulance. He went to the hospital, but I don't think nothing serious happened to him though.|
|08-24-2009 05:34 AM|
|Creepyfan||Could it be that as vegetarians, the thought of meat inside of us makes us physically sick to our stomachs?|
|08-23-2009 09:19 PM|
|VCN||As others have said, it affects some more than others. I haven't had a serious slip-up yet, but my sister has been veg a few months longer than me. About three weeks ago she caved and decided to eat crab legs. She got as far as the second leg and her body completely rejected what she'd eaten. She said she spent most of the night throwing up.|
|08-23-2009 04:06 PM|
|butterflytat20||when i was making the transition. i started off cutting red meat. i would do well for months. i would slip once in a great while and after the fist bite, i'd have to run to the bathroom.|
|08-23-2009 04:04 PM|
Originally Posted by nikkinutcase
A while ago i went to a restaurant and ordered the vegetarian chilli, after trying it i noticed it tasted a bit strange. I asked the staff if it was defenantly vegetarian and the person who worked there checked the menu and said yes. So i carried on eating it. The next day i woke up feeling really sick and had a bad stomach ache. I was convinced they'd put some meat products in my chilli. I complained but never heard back, i refuse to go to that restaurant anymore, even though it aint confirmed it was meat i dont know what else would cause me to feel sick and have a stomach ache.
maybe it wasnt that they put meat in your food. theres always a chance of spoiled food.
|08-22-2009 06:19 AM|
|nikkinutcase||A while ago i went to a restaurant and ordered the vegetarian chilli, after trying it i noticed it tasted a bit strange. I asked the staff if it was defenantly vegetarian and the person who worked there checked the menu and said yes. So i carried on eating it. The next day i woke up feeling really sick and had a bad stomach ache. I was convinced they'd put some meat products in my chilli. I complained but never heard back, i refuse to go to that restaurant anymore, even though it aint confirmed it was meat i dont know what else would cause me to feel sick and have a stomach ache.|
|08-16-2009 08:15 PM|
|08-16-2009 07:51 PM|
I ate a little bit of popcorn chicken. Someone told me it was veggie chicken, LIAR. How idiotic of me but I digress. I didn't feel sick but I felt pretty tired the next day. I don't know if there was a connection though. My teacher, who is also a vegetarian, said it was probably because my body had to use more energy to digest it. She on the other hand cheated and ate a burger around that time and it made her feel like sh*t. I've been a vegetarian since 2004 but started vegan and she's been a vegetarian for about half a year.
When I quit being a vegan after some months, the first time I went back to dairy I had a caramel frappachino from Starbucks. I didn't feel sick then either, just really FULL. It felt.. heavy. I can't really explain it :/
|08-16-2009 07:07 PM|
|GhostUser||I have heard it can and a close friend had to be hospitalized after accidentally eating ground beef.|
|08-16-2009 02:04 PM|
|CowsRock||I think it would make you sick if you suddenly ate it.....someone slipped chicken broth to my sis and she got so sick.|
|08-16-2009 11:05 AM|
|Medesha||I've accidentally eaten meat and eggs and haven't had any physical problems from it. However I can no longer eat dairy (accidentally) without getting sick.|
|08-16-2009 04:59 AM|
|khadijah||I think it would make you sick after awhile if you didnt eat it, who would want to any way.|
|08-16-2009 02:12 AM|
|yally||I think some people lose the enzymes necessary to digest meat if they don't eat it for a long time. I guess this is what lactose intolerance is as well; if you don't have the enzymes to digest milk, it makes you sick. I know people who've not eaten meat for 17 years and can eat it just fine. I also know a couple of lifetime vegetarians who would like to eat meat, but can't.|
|08-14-2009 05:26 AM|
|rabid_child||The daughter of one of my high school teachers back in the day was a long time vegetarian who was accidentally fed meat and ended up in the hospital with an intestinal obstruction -- apparently her body just couldn't digest it and it clogged her up.|
|08-14-2009 04:21 AM|
I wish I hadn't either.
|08-14-2009 04:03 AM|
|GhostUser||I think it can happen, my sis was working on a cruise ship and had an allergy to something so she stayed off meat for quite some time, when she felt like everything was okay she started to eat meat agin and felt sick and had a bad stomach. But that didn't stop her. She just ate it till her stomach learn to settle on it agan.|
|08-14-2009 01:50 AM|
|purplerose||I'd been a vegetarian/vegan for 8 years and then briefly went back to eating meat and it had no real bad effect on me. However, when I went back to being a veggie, I did feel much better in general, I hadn't realised how tired meat eating made me feel when I was eating it.|
|08-13-2009 11:09 PM|
|@rno||Don't want to try. Never eaten meat.|
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