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#61 Old 11-19-2009, 08:15 PM
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My husband gets this all the time, because he is overweight. It's true that most vegetarians are leaner than meat-eaters, but doesn't apply to ALL vegetarians across the board. My husband has weighed basically the same amount ever since we got married (before we went veg). I think people don't realize that vegetarian food can be delicious, rich, and decadent just like any other cuisine!

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#63 Old 11-19-2009, 09:13 PM
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Wow, I thought I looked pretty healthy!

Of course I look like a vegetarian... I AM one.

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and my favorite:

That's funny, you look *exactly* like someone who eats meat.
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#64 Old 11-20-2009, 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Tofu-N-Sprouts View Post

I get perplexed looks when I say I'm vegan.

One person actually came out and SAID "But you're too fat to be vegan" and I'm pretty sure that's what everyone else is thinking...

Woah, that's harsh.

I bet your cholesterol levels are lower than the average omni's
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#65 Old 11-20-2009, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by _elle_ View Post

quick one-liner responses:

and my favorite:

That's funny, you look *exactly* like someone who eats meat.

Love this response!
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#66 Old 11-20-2009, 07:01 AM
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I know lots of vegans and we definitely are not all skinny. There is so much delicious meat-free food in the world.
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#67 Old 11-20-2009, 08:04 AM
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Sadly, the veg*n crowd can be junk food couch potatoes like anyone else. I carry a few xtra pounds so some ppl are doubtful when they learn I am a nearly 16yr vegetarian. I'd prolly lose a few if I could be strong enuff to cut fat free milk and cheeses from my diet but oh well...
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#68 Old 11-20-2009, 09:05 AM
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I'm not skinny either, but I feel good in my skin most of the time (which I didn't as an omni). However I wonder if I still somehow have this mysterious vegetarian look...I'm pretty pale and have slender hands and face despite being a little overweight. When I still ate meat I was mistaken as a vegetarian a couple of times. I was actually happy about that xD.

Anyway I don't mind too much about what omnis think, but it annoys me if other veg*ns assume we should look a certain way to be "good" and presentable veg*ns. I'm not really thinking about the discussion here, but things like the recent Peta's "Save the whales" ad etc. I could be overly sensitive about that ad and understand it in a wrong way because of my own eating/self-image issues, but that's how I felt. I don't like stereotypes.

Originally Posted by Tofu-N-Sprouts View Post

I get perplexed looks when I say I'm vegan.

One person actually came out and SAID "But you're too fat to be vegan" and I'm pretty sure that's what everyone else is thinking...

I'd have said something I'd have regretted later. What kind of person says stuff like that?!
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#69 Old 11-20-2009, 03:29 PM
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I've never had anyone be surprised by my veg*nism. I think I must fit the stereotype and look like how they expect a veg*n to look (even though I was like this as an omni)...skinny, pale, "natural" (I almost never wear makeup), quiet, conscientious. I was always the kid picking worms out of the gutters when it rained so they wouldn't drown.
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#70 Old 11-20-2009, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by PRC47 View Post

Isn't that good news?

<<<<< If all vegetarians looked like that one to the left it sure would be! :P

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#71 Old 11-20-2009, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Brandon View Post

I'd say "Oh really, what do vegetarians look like?"

I suppose people think all vegetarians are either are hippies or frail, pale sickly weaklings or something.

thats how I always respond....I have the hippie part but not the other characteristics and I am not thin enough....veggies are supposed to be stick thin I am told and I dont fit that mold....lol
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#72 Old 11-21-2009, 08:09 AM
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Dunno about skiny, but I'm actually gaining weight on the vegetarian diet/ eating very few meat in the past year. I'm 1,90 m and 90 kg now, lol. I'm turning into an elephant. I'd wish most of the weight was be muscle weight, but I don't have very much fat either, just sometimes an inflated belly, lol.
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#73 Old 11-21-2009, 08:24 AM
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I don't look like the stereotypical skinny vegetarian either and I've been vegetarian for many years!!
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#74 Old 11-21-2009, 08:25 AM
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I wouldn't be considered "Skinny" I have curves, always have. when I went Vegan I lost 10 pounds but kept the curves. I have also always been Pale, my whole family is, I actually got a "glow" when I went vegan so it gave me color...LOL!

People have sterotypes of Veg*ns I suppose but the comment made earlier about "being to fat to be vegan" is horrible and completely rude. I was shocked when I read that...

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#75 Old 11-30-2009, 02:04 PM
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Oh noes, + 90 kg. Hmmm... I think I should start eating less, but with the protein paranoia spread all around by the meatatarian propagandists it's difficult for a newbie vegetarian.

Haha, just joking. I'll weigh sub 90 in the morning.
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#76 Old 11-30-2009, 03:12 PM
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I can't really tell if I fit the veggie stereotype or not. I'm not that skinny but I'm weird looking, vegetarians are supposed to look funny aren't they?

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Being 6' 2" and 215 pounds I hear this one now and then...usually after I stick up for another veggie being picked on by some goon. For some funny reason they usually back off and move on..so much fun!

All I can say is that ever since my wife went veg, she became more beautiful than ever...with glowing skin and eyes!
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#78 Old 11-30-2009, 08:07 PM
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I have been Veg for 20 years In Dec and I am not Skinny....I am a Yo-Yo....and People are Suprised I am not a Stick and Yess I actually Eat....LOL....
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