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Ok I was wondering about a "classifacation" of a vegetarian. I myself am a vegetarian but I do not eat vegetables. They're rubbish in my opinion and I dislike the taste. Now my dilema is when I am at a dinner with people and say that I am vegetarian but dont eat vegetables, they say that that is not a true defenition of a vegetarian. I of course laugh at that because a vegetarian isn't someone who is restricted to vegetables, but someone who obstains from eating animal flesh ( wait...that's right right?).<br><br><br><br>
Are their other people like me who call themselves vegetarians but don't really eat vegetables? I'm not really that intrested in labels but I should at least provide a valid name for my habits instead of having to always explain why I call myself a vegetarian and not follow the eating vegetable trend.
 

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I eat some vegetables... french fries, for example.<br><br><br><br>
But yeah, suffice it to say there are a lot of vegetarians who aren't big fans of vegetables. There's no special name for us. Carbatarians, perhaps. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
I make myself eat some veggies only because it's pretty important. Spinach for example is a great source of vitamins A, C, B9, E, K, and E coli!
 

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Yeah it's weird everyone's always like.. you must eat heaps of veggies.. you must be really healthy.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Urmmm negative to both.
 

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I myself am a vegetarian but I do not eat vegetables. They're rubbish in my opinion and I dislike the taste. Now my dilema is when I am at a dinner with people and say that I am vegetarian but dont eat vegetables, they say that that is not a true defenition of a vegetarian.</div>
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That's indeed not a defenition of a vegetarian in my humble opinion.<br><br><br><br>
what do you eat ?
 

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Well I drink and eat protein shakes and peanut butter sandwhiches. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blank.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":|"> . If it is possible can you correct the term vegetarian for me??
 

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Yes... my boyfriend is vegan and eats vegetables in the form of french fries, potato chips and certain things made with artificial fruit flavorings, and umm... that's about it, really!<br><br><br><br>
My classification for him is "fussy" and sometimes "you're going to die soon" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> I mean, I'm not the picture of perfect health myself, but I'll force a few salads a week and some other things just to get <i>some</i> nourishment...
 

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I don't mean to sound Mom-ish, but are you sure that all vegetables are rubbish? Have you tried many different kinds, in different forms? Steamed, boiled, roasted, grilled, stir-fried, raw?<br><br><br><br>
It just doesn't sound like you're getting much in the way of nutrients. You DO eat fruit, right?
 

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Without wanting to being rude: pudding-vegetarian.
 

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I was like that my first year or so of being vegetarian, as I had not been exposed to many vegetables growing up. I ate tomato sauce, french fries, and strawberries when they were in season. But I have introduced many new vegetables to my diet since then, and have seen huge improvements in my health. I can't say I "love" all of them, but with a lot of experimenting I have come to like a lot of new vegetables.<br><br><br><br>
When I was a non-vegetable eating omnivore/vegetarian I could barely make it through the afternoon without a nap... even if I was in class. That definitely isn't the case anymore. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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The prefix vege in the word vegetarian does not come from the root word vegetable. It comes from the root word vegetous, meaning lively. So, basically we don't eat dead things.
 

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You are "unhealthy".<br><br><br><br>
I don't see how the carbotarians (and the closely related, cheesy-carbotarians) survive. I guess they are the "sickly" vegetarians that end up looking pale all the time and giving the rest of us bad press.
 

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Well to maintain the proper nutrients in my body I take alot of vitamins. Also I can't claim to have eaten a vast amount of vegetables ( or be exposed to), but the ones that I have been introduced to ( peas, carrots, celery, lettuce, brocccoli, e-coli spinnach, etc.) have been rubbish no matter how they were cooked. Even the vastly popular way of having raisins and peanut butter on celery tasted wrong when I was a kid.<br><br><br><br>
Lol i also don't consider eating fried chips as a serving of vegetables and I almost always stray from anything deep fried and covered in chocolate. It's not as though I am just running rampant and eliminating food from my life, it's just that ( so it seems anyway) almost everything is an aquired taste that I can't grasp.
 

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Just so you know, vitamins do not substitute for real food. Vitamins from fruits and veggies can sometimes be more "bioavailable", and you're missing out on whatever is in veggies that we DON'T have identified yet.<br><br><br><br>
Just take it slow. Slowly add a little bit of veggies to your plate each day. Eventually you'll get used to them, and even like them! (for example, as a kid, I was ridiculously picky. I didn't like veggies, either. But I learned to cook them right and THEN i liked them. With mustard, I wanted to like it, but didn't, so I would add just a drop to my burger, the next time, two drops, the next time, 4 drops, till finally, I liked it better WITH mustard than without. )<br><br><br><br>
Don't ever think a pill is going to make up for lack of real, good food.
 

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"junk food vegetarian," perhaps? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:">
 

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Eating veggies is a trend? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/inquisitive.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":stinkeye:"><br><br><br><br>
Vegetables aren't "rubbish," as you call them.
 

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Even the vastly popular way of having raisins and peanut butter on celery tasted wrong when I was a kid.<br></div>
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I hated that too. Raisins are disgusting.
 

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My aunt and Mom refered to my cousin as a "pastaterian" because that's about all she ate when she became a vegetarian as a teenager (because she really didn't like meat and didn't want to eat it). She ate like that for awhile and then she started feeling really bad and went to the doctor who said she wasn't getting enough nutrients or water. She slowly started adding veggies and fruits into her diet.<br><br><br><br>
I finally stopped eating meat a few weeks ago and I've realized that there a lot of veggies and fruits I don't eat that I might try and see if I like, raw onions for example. Normally I don't eat them but I'm discovering I like purple onions.<br><br><br><br>
It's not the healthiest option, but you might try eating veggies with some kind of sauce or cheese on them and see if that helps.
 

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I mean that vegetables are rubbish in the way that they taste. I really can't stand that taste no matter what they are. I know it's kind of based on personality, but im sure that there are other "vegetarians" like me that hate vegetables. Being this way also doesn't mean that I eat junk food all the time lol, protein protein protein.
 

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You should try getting your protein from things like beans and nuts, rather than protein shakes and powder. Likewise try and get all your needed vitamins and minerals from whole food sources.<br><br><br><br>
But I do share your dislike for vegetables and know the struggle. Here's a thread about ways to get over food dislikes that might help people like us: <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=60344" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ad.php?t=60344</a>
 

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You don't have to eat vegetables (as most people think of when you say "vegetable") to be a vegetarian. No alternate term is needed. It's just another oppurtunity for us to educate people about what vegetarians are.
 
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