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People such as myself are always becoming vegetarians, but I wonder if there's ever been a die-hard vegetarian that for whatever reason quit the lifestyle altogether and now eats meat. I don't mean a casual vegetarian giving up, I mean a life long vegetarians suddenly going off the deep end. It would be an odd and dissapointing circumstance, but somewhere in this crazy world of ours it had to have happened.
Anybody know of such a person?
 

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Yes.
My SIL was veggie, then went meat after she had her children.
Not sure why, but it was a slow process, first some fish, then some chicken, then running through the fields after the cows with a fork and knife in one hand and a bic lighter in the other.

Ive actually known a few that jumped the fence, I think a large part of it is how hard it can be to eat when traveling. I pull a 36ft travel trailer when I go places, I pull into rest stops for lunch and have the advantage of eating what I bring and prepare and not being dependent on what I can find to eat in places Ive never been.
 

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Part of me wonders if he's another DHC person....
 

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What's a DHC person? It doesn't sound too good.
Nothing, I take it back, you joined well before them


And, I haven't know anything with great conviction in their diet to change on a whim :_
 

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Nothing, I take it back, you joined well before them


And, I haven't know anything with great conviction in their diet to change on a whim :_
That was my first thought, too.

As for the original question: I've met several people that 'used to be' vegetarians, but I've never met anyone who was vegetarian when I met them but started eating meat.
 

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I've seen Veg*n bloggers do it. It's always dramatic and they come up with 100 lame reasons why they did it.

I know someone who used to post here who went back to eating meat, it was sad because she unfriended all of her veg*n friends on Facebook. It seemed sudden too, she posted a status that she was going to McDonald's for a Big Mac.
 

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I really don't understand how they can do it. I can understand falling of the vegan wagon, but going back to eating meat? Bleh..
 

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I've never known anyone to do it, but it probably happens more often than people staying veg*n life long. There is an awful lot of pressure on us to eat meat and animal products, and it certainly would be more convenient. It takes a very admirable commitment to stick with what you believe in, in any part of your life.
 

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I know 2 people who used to be veg*n but went back to eating meat. Neither were life-long (or even long-term) veg*ns so I guess it's not a huge surprise. I don't know the circumstances about either situation. I was talking to someone on-line who said she'd been vegetarian for "years" and had a slip-up and said "to hell with it" and went back to full-blown omni. Why one slip-up would do that to someone I do not know. I know if I slipped up and ate a cheeseburger from mc'donald's I'd probably feel horrible and vow never to do it again. Not just start eating them all the time. There's no logic in that.
 

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I know someone who used to be vegan, but after 3.5 years she started getting sick and then decided to eat fish.
 

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I know a guy who was vegan for years, and even an AR activist, who went back to being an omni. I think he still eats mostly meat-free at home, but at restaurants, he started eating meat all the time. He freely admits that he still agrees with vegan ideals, but he's too weak willed an individual to live up to those ideals when surrounded by the peer pressure of an omni world.

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I've had this happen with several ideological stances...like I knew this girl who was really hardcore against drugs, and very vocal about it, now every other facebook status I see from her is how blazed she is. After literally years of the exact opposite. I've seen the same with meat eating and stuff. It's like when people sell out they don't just sell out but they sell out with the intent to rub it in.
 

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I know 2 people who used to be veg*n but went back to eating meat. Neither were life-long (or even long-term) veg*ns so I guess it's not a huge surprise. I don't know the circumstances about either situation. I was talking to someone on-line who said she'd been vegetarian for "years" and had a slip-up and said "to hell with it" and went back to full-blown omni. Why one slip-up would do that to someone I do not know. I know if I slipped up and ate a cheeseburger from mc'donald's I'd probably feel horrible and vow never to do it again. Not just start eating them all the time. There's no logic in that.
Two of my co-workers are ex-vegans. They are married to each other, had been vegan for years, then one year they were with family for the holidays. Everyone kept serving them meat and pies, so they both decided to eat it anyway. When they came back from holiday, they just kept eating meat.

I can kind of understand it. That's exactly how I always stop exercising. For months and months, I'll work out every week. I like strength training and cardio. Then, if I either get sick or get busy and I skip a week, then I just can't get back to working out. I haven't worked out in years all because I skipped a week.
 

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My aunt used to be vegetarian... Then one day she went to the grocery store, and "randomly bought a steak, brought it home, cooked it, and ate it. I guess my body was trying to tell me something!"

So now she isn't. *Sigh*

At least she still doesn't eat pigs and octopodes, 'because they are too smart'. Cows and birds are apparently fair game though. It's weird.
 

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Yes. There are quite a few ex VB members who are no longer veg*n. Irl, I've met people who started eating meat again after 15 or 20 years because it was "too hard."
 

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Yes. There are quite a few ex VB members who are no longer veg*n. Irl, I've met people who started eating meat again after 15 or 20 years because it was "too hard."
How odd, I find not doing things pretty effortless. Seems like it would be way more effort to go to all the trouble of eating meat again


I think some people are more susceptible to social pressure than others.
 
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