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#1 Old 02-27-2005, 09:47 PM
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My sister has a vegetarian friend that she works with and he recommended a book called "Slaughterhouse" for her to read. She was very interested in it and talked to me about it after reading. I cut her a deal, and I'll pay her if she can go vegetarian for a week. She has agreed to, but I was thinking about it, and I remember "certain bad reactions" at first when I became vegetarian and am worried about how her body will react to soy and other ingredients she is not used to. I don't want to make her sick, but I think it's really cool that she would try it out. It can't be that bad compared to her diet of mainly fast food!
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#2 Old 02-27-2005, 09:54 PM
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If she's going lacto-ovo, there's probably few MAJOR changes that she'll go through in just a week - Mexican food, Asian, many pasta dishes, salads, soups, breads, lots of the things she probably already eats are within the 'lacto-ovo' guidelines. (Even living on fast food, there's quite a few choices - not GOOD choices, but some available anyway...)

She may not even run across any reason to substitute soy or introduce ingredients she isn't used to... (except maybe a bit more fiber from - hopefully - a few more veggies and fruits)...
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Maybe she should stick to more everyday non meat foods, (stuff that she would normally eat anyway and is incidentally vegetarian) at first if you think she may have a reaction to soy.
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Are you sure she's not used to soy? Soy is used in a LOT of different food products, so odds are she's had some of it without either she or you being aware of it.

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Good point Amy, I think I'll give her some veggie ideas. She has tried one of my soy products once. She loved the "corn dogs" that morningstar farms makes.
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i think paying her is weird.
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^^



Just curious- how old are you both and how much are you paying her? Will you be making any of her meals or going shopping with her?
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What "certain bad reactions" are you talking about?
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That's awsome! I made my sister relize what she was eating one time, but bye the time church was over, she had forgotten. We were sitting in the service, and I drew a picture of her, then of my dog, cat and bird. She told me to draw a picture of this wild rooster who her friend and she named BAM the rooster. I drew a picture of it in a pot. This really upset her. I know that it wasn't the right way to aproach the topic, but she always cracks her jokes on me, and I couldn't stop myself.



Anyways, I think it's cool. Pack your sister's lunch for her, and make her supper. Just double what you're eating, but be carefull about "certain reactions." It would be awsome if she would go veggie. I would die from shock if my sister did this.



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Back when I went veggie the first time, about 15 years ago, all this soy-fake meat stuff didn't exist. She could easily eat peanut butter/jelly, falafel, veggie pasta, grilled cheese, bean burritos/tacos, stir-fry for a week and not get tired of those kinds of things. Then move on to soy products, if you think the soy might be too much for her to handle right now.



Although, fake chicken nuggets are enough to get anyone off real ones. Chick'n nuggets are goooood, especially with good dipping sauce
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i think paying her is weird.



Psst! Could you please point out how that is a supportive post?
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Psst! Could you please point out how that is a supportive post?



Are you saying there's something wrong with being weird?
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Are you saying there's something wrong with being weird?



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I don't think it's that wierd.

I payed my (six year old) brother $2 to brush his teeth with our dogs beef flavored toothpaste.

That's wierd, especially since I'm vegan. I just thought it would be funny! THe worst part is that he thought it was good!

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On a more serious note, my friend actually bet his brother $50 that he could not go vegetarian for a month- he did and he actually felt so much better he stayed veg for 6 mons, and now only really rarely eats meat.

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just a random thought ... but would anyone pay me to be vegetarian ?
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just a random thought ... but would anyone pay me to be vegetarian ?



sher, tell me where you live. I'll send you a check in the mail!
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My sister has a vegetarian friend that she works with and he recommended a book called "Slaughterhouse" for her to read. She was very interested in it and talked to me about it after reading. I cut her a deal, and I'll pay her if she can go vegetarian for a week. She has agreed to, but I was thinking about it, and I remember "certain bad reactions" at first when I became vegetarian and am worried about how her body will react to soy and other ingredients she is not used to. I don't want to make her sick, but I think it's really cool that she would try it out. It can't be that bad compared to her diet of mainly fast food!



Reactions? Is this common? Nothing happened when I became a vegetarian.
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just a random thought ... but would anyone pay me to be vegetarian ?



Now, if you had said VEGAN....
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just asking someone to think about the possible negative implications of paying someone to do something that is inherently positive. i think that begging the question is a supportive act, particularly in supporting right action and positive methodologies regarding aiding people in becoming vegetarian.



also, weird is one of those words that can go negative or positive. it's weird, as in strange or unusual in this case. i wondered whether or not it is the most effective, or an effective, methodology.
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Foxy vegan works too, that would be a real positive reinforcement
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::raises hand:: I think it's weird too.
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Just curious- how old are you both and how much are you paying her? Will you be making any of her meals or going shopping with her?



She's my twin sister and we're both 17 years old.

I'm going to pay her a whopping $15 bucks! She was joking and said, "I'll take your $15 dollars and buy me some burgers." I'll gladly make her dinner though, I enjoy cooking.
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Hey, I don't mind being wierd
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What "certain bad reactions" are you talking about?



I had bad indegestion and felt bloated a lot. It might have been due to soy, beans or anything. I have no idea, I just remember having stomach issues after I became vegetarian.
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so, when does (has) the week start and end? is she being good? imagine if she actually goes veg!two twin veggies, with omni parents!



About it being weird: It would be bad if she paid her sister to do something that she found unmoral. However, her sister seems to find a interest in being vegetarian, if she's willing to give up meat. My big sister and brother would have to be offerd a lot more then $15 to go veg for a day/week. That's because they are so closed to being vegetarian. If her sister has made this much of a step towards being vegetarian, then she's probally really interested in it. This small step could send her into a vegetarian life style! And she's not leaving any morals that she has to do it.
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Although I don't have any issues with paying someone to eat veg, I wanted to point out the potential harm that it could do.

When someone is rewarded for doing something, they are doing that something for its extrinsic rather than intrinsic value, which may make them less likely to continue doing it after the reward. To counteract this potential effect, teach your sister about the intrinsic value of eating veg (the benefits besides just getting the money; health, reducing suffering etc.)

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