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Is anyone else this way? I mostly eat at home and when I do it's nearly always vegan, but when I'm out I tend to be flexible about what I eat. I love in an area where hunting and fishing are an important part of the culture and it's hard to find vegetarian foods at restaurants and people's home.<br><br>
Though the people are surprising accepting of my vegetarianism.<br><br>
However, there have be situations where it was to either eat the roll made with eggs and dairy or go hungary.<br><br>
Is there anyone else who does this? Am I a minority or I this common?<br><br>
Note: I am NOT saying that I am a vegan. I know that I am a vegetarian.
 

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You're vegetarian. You're on the vegetarian forum, there are lots here!<br>
I think most of the vegetarians here try to limit egg or dairy to certain circumstances, though some eat both as part of their diet.
 

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No, I eat vegan regardless of whether I'm at home or out. I've never really had problems finding vegan food in restaurants.
 

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No, I eat vegan regardless of whether I'm at home or out. I've never really had problems finding vegan food in restaurants.</div>
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Yea. Same here.
 

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Is anyone else this way? I mostly eat at home and when I do it's nearly always vegan, but when I'm out I tend to be flexible about what I eat. I love in an area where hunting and fishing are an important part of the culture and it's hard to find vegetarian foods at restaurants and people's home.<br><br>
Though the people are surprising accepting of my vegetarianism.<br><br>
However, there have be situations where it was to either eat the roll made with eggs and dairy or go <b>hungary</b>.<br><br>
Is there anyone else who does this? Am I a minority or I this common?<br><br>
Note: I am NOT saying that I am a vegan. I know that I am a vegetarian.</div>
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I dunno, whenever I go to Hungary I get the waffles :p<br><br><br>
From what I hear, it's fairly common to be vegan at home and veggie when out.
 

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Veganmama and sequoia, I don't think that's what she meant. We know vegans are vegans wherever they are, but it's more like 'how many vegetarians are no-animal-products at home but different when out?'<br>
For vegans, it obviously doesn't change at all, but for vegetarians, it's interesting. Sort of like how many vegans use vegan sugar at home but will eat unspecified sugar if it's processed food.<br><br>
In answer to the actual thread, I'm not vegan ever. I limit my dairy at home and eat dairy sometimes out, which is closer. My weird area is eggs- at home, I will only eat eggs from my chickens (or other chickens on the street if mine are moulting or whatnot), whereas if I'm out, I'll sometimes eat something containing eggs I don't know about.
 

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This is just what I do. I've been slowly transitioning more and more to a vegan diet, but I'm not too picky when I eat out, or when I'm in a real rush. This isn't very often though, I'm usually too cheap to go out to eat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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Veganmama and sequoia, I don't think that's what she meant. We know vegans are vegans wherever they are, but it's more like 'how many vegetarians are no-animal-products at home but different when out?'<br>
For vegans, it obviously doesn't change at all, but for vegetarians, it's interesting. Sort of like how many vegans use vegan sugar at home but will eat unspecified sugar if it's processed food.<br><br>
In answer to the actual thread, I'm not vegan ever. I limit my dairy at home and eat dairy sometimes out, which is closer. My weird area is eggs- at home, I will only eat eggs from my chickens (or other chickens on the street if mine are moulting or whatnot), whereas if I'm out, I'll sometimes eat something containing eggs I don't know about.</div>
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*shrug* Ok, I was just answering the question. I didn't take it to mean, "Does anyone else cheat when they're not at home?"
 

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it's a big challenge to eat vegan when you go out, especially in baked goods like bread. the only answer i can come up with is to prep all my own food unless i'm eating salad bar.
 

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Yup, that is basically me. Some of the processed stuff that I eat at home has tiny amounts of milk/eggs as an ingredient, but other than that I am almost entirely animal product-free at home. I eat out maybe once a month, and probably most of those things have milk/egg in them.
 

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I'm strict vegetarian at home, but lacto-ovo when out, but that may change since I don't really like it and I have no respect for myself when I do that, and if I have no respect for myself, why should anyone else?
 

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I'm actually the opposite. When I'm at home I have the option to be picky about where my dairy comes from, and I only get it from farms or co-ops I approve of. When I'm at a restaurant, however, unless I know otherwise, I assume it is generic factory garbage and avoid it. The ONLY exception I've seen is a place in NYC called Momofuku Milk Bar. Other than that, I avoid dairy and eggs when eating out.<br><br>
My big exception is the MRE's they give me in the Army. Pure crap but not much choice. Roughly one out of 10 are vegetarian, and the other soldiers in my unit are always delighted to trade with me if they happen to end up with the vegetarian one. No vegan MRE's though.
 

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It is almost impossible to know what is in your food when you eat out. Before eating Veg, I tried eating no dairy,but you really never know.
 

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I did this for about 6 months before cutting out eggs and dairy while eating away from home as well. I did consider continuing indefinitely, since I don't think that any individual meal makes much of a difference and I don't go to restaurants that often. But, my main reason for not wanting to make the switch was that I was afraid of what people would think (that I'm weird, picky, or judgmental). In the end, it felt like I was hiding a part of myself, and I decided it was better to just be myself and not worry about what people thought.<br><br>
I've been eating mostly vegan (except for insect products) for about 6 months, and I have yet to run into a situation where I've actually gone hungry. If I thought that were likely to happen, I would start carrying a clif bar with me. There are some restaurants that I prefer not to go to since they don't have a lot of options, but otherwise it's not really a big deal. Even if I end up at one of the less veg-friendly restaurants, I could always get a plain salad or some fries to nibble on even if it isn't the most satisfying meal. If I'm going to a party at a friend's house, I make sure not to leave the house hungry, and when possible I bring something vegan to share. If it's a dinner party, I just check with the host to see if they are already planning something for me or if I should bring something. There are certainly some times when I come home from dinner at a restaurant or a party and fix myself a snack because I didn't get quite enough to eat, but that's actually not very often.<br><br>
Anyway, it's your decision of course. I'm not saying that there haven't been times when it's difficult, but sometimes we can build things up to be a bigger deal in our heads than they actually are.
 

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This is what I'm trying to do for this month. I'm not perfect though. I'm pretty sure my posta has animal products prob eggs but I'm still checking. When I go out this month with my family for my birthday I'm going to eat vegetarian. I figure I see them twice a year and I should enjoy it wherever we happen to eat. Also I think transitioning to vegan completely will take me a while and since I just started this month I cut myself some slack. Eventually though I'm hoping to weed out all animal products in my diet.<br><br>
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I guess I'm really lucky. We have some really good veg*n restaurants in my city, and my boyfriend and I only eat at those when we don't feel like cooking.
 

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I wish my town had a vegetarian or vegan restruant. At the most they'll have one or two meatless meals, but that's it.
 

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I wish my town had a vegetarian or vegan restruant. At the most they'll have one or two meatless meals, but that's it.</div>
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That really sucks<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> And those meatless meals probably consist of lots of cheese, right? I've noticed that in non-veg*n restaurants- anything that's not meaty is slathered in cheese or butter.
 

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I wish my town had a vegetarian or vegan restruant. At the most they'll have one or two meatless meals, but that's it.</div>
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This is the way my town is as well <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> Even if im out, my omni family often goes to omni restaraunts. I usually don't eat, and it's really annoying. People always say to eat at home or bring food, but I'm sorry I don't live my life with no spontaneity, so I end up not eating.
 

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It is almost impossible to know what is in your food when you eat out. Before eating Veg, I tried eating no dairy,but you really never know.</div>
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