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#1 Old 06-06-2016, 03:56 AM
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How to become a vegetarian?

Hey there so I'm a 22 year old guy and I've ate meat my entire life and everyone around me has also and it was a pretty big thing instilled into me growing up but I always felt kinda guilty about it because I know how the animals are treated and stuff, the health aspect of meat being bad for you or whatever that I've heard from vegans/vegetarians doesn't really bother me, I love meat but I always feel guilty eating chicken, beef ect, I cut back on eating pork when I was 20 but still eat it occasionally. I never really liked vegans or vegetarians cause generally they always struck me as annoying hippies (lol no offense) but I really just wanna stop eating meat for my own moral reasons (except fish, I dont really see the problem with eating fish).

The problem is that I'm 6,3 and 150> pounds so obvs pretty skinny. I always procrastinated saying that once I'm 170 I'll go vegetarian, but I want to do it now cause I really don't wanna contribute anymore to the suffering of animals. I want to start a workout routine and reach 175 pounds by the end of this year but I don't know how I can do this without eating meat.

I'm currently living in thailand and the meals here revolve around meat (luckily theres a lot of fish meals), but I can't eat fish 24/7 and I am a complete noob when it comes to any health related stuff so I don't know how much my protien/fat intake needs to be ect.

Can someone give me a legit list of a proper food pyramid or w.e its called and if someone could suggest what foods I could be eating and also are protein shakes okay? Like I said here in thailand its hard to avoid meat but if someone can give me a big list of other foods I can eat and their uses I'd appreciate it.

**also a side question, is there anything wrong with eating fish? Like tuna salmon ect...?
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#2 Old 06-06-2016, 05:15 AM
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Hi P4K

I'm surprised you find it difficult being veggie in Thailand - I actually became a vegetarian for the first time when I was travelling there approx 25 years ago. Sadly I gradually went back to meat eating once back in the UK - a major regret of mine

Fish, I'm afraid, is not a vegetable and therefore forms no part of a vegetarian diet. You would be more properly described as a pescetarian.

There's quite a lot wrong with eating fish, both ethically and environmentally. If you do a search of this site you should find some previous discussions about it. This article gives an overview of both:

Happy Cow is a good site for finding veggie foods (shops and restaurants). It currently has over 700 listings for Thailand.
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