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Before I Deicide To Become A Vegetarian. I Really Would Like To Know What I Can And Cannot Eat. I Want To Do This Right... Any Help?
 

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There are loads of things that you can eat! Check out the recipies thread, and the product reveiws thread. Also the food forum - trust me, you won't miss out!
 

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Depends. Are you plannig to become a vegan?<br><br>
Have you done some internet research?<br><br>
Basically, you can eat anything that does not come from any animal.<br><br>
There's tons of delicious vegetarian things to eat out there.I've been<br><br>
meat free for only around three months, and I can honestly say I've never<br><br>
eaten better. Try it.You'll like it!
 

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Check out this Tip of the Day thread:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=50249" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ad.php?t=50249</a><br><br><br><br>
There is enough info there to get you started (and then some).<br><br><br><br>
I also found the book "Becoming Vegetarian" by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina incredibly helpful.<br><br><br><br>
The main things to watch out for are any kind of animal flesh, including all birds, fish and crustaceans. Also watch out for broth in soups being made from animal flesh. Gelatine and Rennet are also animal products that sneak into foods.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck. The more research you do, the easier you will find it.
 

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Depends what type of vegetarian you want to become. The most common is Lacto-Ovo where you cannot eat any meat, poultry or fish but can eat eggs + dairy products (aswell as the obvious vegetables). Watch out for gelatine, E120 and other such things. You may want to avoid food and drink that use animal by-products in their creation. Some beers are not strictly veggie.<br><br><br><br>
On the whole, internet research is important in learning about what you can and cant do. But it really comes down to how strict you want to be. Try to get used to looking at the ingredients of food at least once before eating them and remember to watch your diet and stay healthy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Good luck with your decision.<br><br><br><br>
-Engelsman
 

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Everything - meat = vegetarian.<br><br><br><br>
Everything - all animal products = vegan.<br><br><br><br>
What's not to get? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Also, I think you will find it is fun to experiment - and you will discover what you are willing to give up and where you draw the line. When I was a new vegan, I read vegetarian times (and still do!) for great monthly tips. Make sure you get your vitamins - There is a great multi out there called Vegan One a Day...
 

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i do not think there is any reason to get snide with the OP.<br><br><br><br>
vegetarians [which includes vegans and original meant 'vegan' before being watered down] do not eat any lard, gelatin, meat/poultry/fish broths or sauces, the actual flesh, rennet, or bugs [carmine].<br><br><br><br>
vegans or strict vegetarians which comprise about 50% of all true vegetarians, do not eat any dairy, eggs, or other animal byproducts in addition to the above. a vegan avoids products tested on animals and wool, silk, and leather.
 

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I think the tomato V8 juices are animal-free, and the fruity ones probably are too, but I haven't had those in a long time. Double check for carmine/cochineal in those.<br><br>
Some Sobe drinks have milk in them.
 

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You can eat anything you want. Personally, I would want to develop my own lifestyle, rather than commit to any pre-existing named lifestyle.
 

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read the labels--figure out what's in them--look it up on an ingredient's list--and see if it's vegetarian.<br><br><br><br>
i wouldn't drink them presonally, because they have high furctose corn syrup which is bad for ya, but HFCS is still vegetarian.
 
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