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I am VERY new to the vegetarian lifestyle. Actually, I just transitioned into a non-meat eater yesterday because of moral/ethical reasons.<br><br><br><br>
The thought of eating meat makes me feel absolutely repulsed. I literally start watering under my tongue thinking about it.<br><br><br><br>
I cannot even think of drinking milk, it makes me truly ill.<br><br><br><br>
Am I just being overzealous in my newbie-ness or do you also feel this way?
 

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It's a very common thing for a lot of people when they are first starting out.<br><br><br><br>
I know that when I first went veg*n, the smell of cooking meat made me horribly ill. I've gotten a bit better with this as time has gone on but I still catch myself being grossed out.
 

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Yeah, I felt the same (still do a lot of the time). Occasionally though I'll have a random unconcious (sp?) thought that I'll try one of my kids chicken nuggets or have a bit of DH's spag bol then I remember I don't eat it anymore! Totally weird-lol.
 

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Aesthetically, no. Morally, yes.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Occasionally though I'll have a random unconcious (sp?) thought that I'll try one of my kids chicken nuggets or have a bit of DH's spag bol then I remember I don't eat it anymore! Totally weird-lol.</div>
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I get those too! Haha, good to know someone else does, too.<br><br><br><br>
The the OP- I find beef and pork disgusting to look at, smell, etc., but chicken and fish don't bother me as much.
 

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I love the taste of meat, I love burgers, a steak, chicken on the grill, etc., etc. But when I think about the suffering it's caused, yes, it disgusts me.<br><br><br><br>
This is kind of silly, but I carry the leaflet from PETA's Vegetarian starter kit with me, so if I feel tempted to eat meat, I just take it out, skim it over, and come back to my senses <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I never really got that feeling. Being surrounded by omnis, it's something I knew I was going to have to deal with.<br><br><br><br>
I actually do have a friend though, who respects me so much for being a vegan, that he won't eat meat in front of me when we hang out together.<br><br><br><br>
I just kind of tune it out. I don't really pay attention to what other people are eating. I only ever go out to eat with people who can hold conversations, which keeps my mind off of whatever it is they're munchin'.
 

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I'd say 'overzealous in your newbie-ness', although some seasoned vegetarians feel the same way. I don't find the thought of eating meat repulsive. I like the taste of meat, but I don't eat it because of its environmental impacts.
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">I think it's gross but I've gotten somewhat desensitized to it since my entire family eats meat. I don't like the smell of beef at all, and fish makes my stomach turn. Everything else just is stinky but I can get past it.</span>
 

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I don't have a problem with other people eating meat. I could sit down with someone eating a steak and not feel sick.<br><br><br><br>
However, I felt a little sick in the grocery store yesterday, thinking of the images of all the animals being mutilated and killed, but I wasn't "offended" by meat, if that makes sense.<br><br><br><br>
The thought of actually putting meat in <i>my</i> mouth makes me sick.
 

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Seeing others eating meat or thinking about eating doesn't make me feel physically sick. Though, I'll always think about the animal that died for it. When I first became a vegetarian I didn't feel like eating meat was unnatural because well...I had eaten it for 16 years. But now it seems more unnatural to me as I go along.<br><br><br><br>
Also something else that I find amusing. When I first became a vegetarian I would have dreams about eating meat but then I would remember that I was a vegetarian and stop eating it. Lol. It was goofy.
 

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Yes. My dad was cooking some steak yesterday and I smelled it and already felt sick, and then when I saw him sit down to eat it I had to leave the room to stop myself from vomiting. It truly was a disgusting sight.<br><br><br><br>
When I see those adds from the Beef company or whatever they call themselves- the ones that put those ads saying "BEEF: IT'S WHAT'S FOR DINNER" up, I am greeted with the repulsing sight of a pink slab o meat and I feel sick almost instantly. Thank god I can turn the page.
 

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Aesthetically, no. Morally, yes.</div>
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Same for me
 

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Aesthetically, no. Morally, yes.</div>
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Put me in that category.
 

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Also something else that I find amusing. When I first became a vegetarian I would have dreams about eating meat but then I would remember that I was a vegetarian and stop eating it. Lol. It was goofy.</div>
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That happened to me too! Except in my dreams, I would be eating human flesh before realizing that it wasn't vegetarian.<br><br><br><br>
I'm surrounded by family and friends eating meat every day, so I'm pretty desensetized to it. It is easier to get grossed out when the meat resembles the actual animal, like a whole frozen chicken in the freezer, or the meat section of the grocery store. I mostly try not to think about it.
 

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I still sometimes find the thought or sight of certain meat dishes appealing. But then I remind myself of what it really is and how it got there, and I quickly get over whatever interest I had in it.<br><br><br><br>
I don't think your disgust has anything to do with being a newbie - it's just how you feel about it.
 

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Aesthetically, no. Morally, yes.</div>
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Me too. Though there are some things I will find visually disgusting.
 
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