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Hello!<br>
My name is Alyssa Niman, and I work at an eating disorders/obesity lab at State University of Albany in NY. I am doing my thesis on the relationship between vegetarianism and eating disorders, but in order to have sound research, I need a lot of participants (especially vegetarians) to take a brief survey on their reasons for being vegetarian, and their history of eating behavior.<br><br>
It is completely anonymous, any questions can be emailed to me at <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.<br><br>
The link to the survey is here:<a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/eatingpreferences" target="_blank">https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/eatingpreferences</a>.<br>
For your ID number, please put any number greater than 1000.<br><br>
I would really appreciate your help, and thanks for your time.
 

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You've spammed this post in several subforums. That isn't much appreciated. :/ You only need one post for this and you must be vegegarian/vegan/transitioning to veg*nism to post on these boards. I'm also not interested in taking a survey about how I may have an eating disorder because I'm vegan, sorry. (I have not even looked at the survey so it may not be as bad as I think.)
 

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Hello,<br>
I am sorry that you do not appreciate this post. It is not spam, because I only posted it in relevant places. I am a 6 year vegetarian, and am actually trying to prove that vegetarians do not have a prevalence of eating disorders, as opposed to the other way around.<br>
Thank you for your time,<br>
Alyssa
 

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how do you plan on relating this to vegetarianism if you don't even ask if participants are vegetarian?<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Rhys</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2991814"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
You've spammed this post in several subforums. That isn't much appreciated. :/ You only need one post for this and you must be vegegarian/vegan/transitioning to veg*nism to post on these boards. I'm also not interested in taking a survey about how I may have an eating disorder because I'm vegan, sorry. (I have not even looked at the survey so it may not be as bad as I think.)</div>
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I looked and the question "do you eat less meat than the average person" was enough to make me pass. You say it's for vegetarians? Weird...
 

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Stop spamming! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:">
 

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I do ask participants if they are vegetarian. If people "eat less meat than the average person", they are then asked a series of questions to determine whether they are vegetarian, vegan, or other. Additionally, the participants are asked point blank if they consider themselves a vegetarian.
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Alyssa181</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2991824"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Hello,<br>
It is not spam, because I only posted it in relevant places.</div>
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You posted the same thing everywhere. You don't get how forums tend to work, do you?
 

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Reporting multiple posts/spamming. Start one thread, not 8 in every subforum it may or may not be relevant in.
 

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I tried taking the survey for the heck of it, but it's sort of confusing so I gave up. It doesn't specify whether 1 is the highest or the lowest rating. Redo the survey and fix that, or your results will be meaningless.
 

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I took the survey. I had a few issues with it. One, it assumed everybody counts calories. I am aware of the caloric content of my food, but I don't count calories. It also assumes that everybody weighs themselves regularly. I don't own a scale. I eat what I'm craving when I'm hungry, and stop when I'm full. I try my best to listen to my body, and I've been fitting into the same clothing for the past seven years. I also eat what other's might consider a large volume of food, but it's not binge eating, as I am able to maintain my weight.<br><br><br><br>
Also, most of us click on the 'show new threads' button at the top, and it's annoying to have the feed clogged up with the same thread posted over and over. It's generally discouraged. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Spoonerism</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2991842"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I tried taking the survey for the heck of it, but it's sort of confusing so I gave up. It doesn't specify whether 1 is the highest or the lowest rating. Redo the survey and fix that, or your results will be meaningless.</div>
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mm I agree. I was also not sure whether I had to list them from 1-4, or could have two number ones if need be. So I gave up. Id rather not do a study then mess up the results of someones.
 

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Some people use vegetarianism/veganism to cover up eating disorders or avoid eating if they have one. I don't think that's really being a vegetarian though, at least not for the same reasons we are.<br>
I am a vegetarian. I have an eating disorder. They have nothing to do with each other. I was appalled after seeing a video of animal slaughter, and then quit eating meat. That was a long time before I developed my eating disorder. I do not consider them at all related to each other.<br>
Also, if this is really a professional survey, you may wish to make your questions more clear.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>CindyLennyCleo</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2991908"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Some people use vegetarianism/veganism to cover up eating disorders or avoid eating if they have one. I don't think that's really being a vegetarian though, at least not for the same reasons we are.<br>
I am a vegetarian. I have an eating disorder. They have nothing to do with each other. I was appalled after seeing a video of animal slaughter, and then quit eating meat. That was a long time before I developed my eating disorder. I do not consider them at all related to each other.<br>
Also, if this is really a professional survey, you may wish to make your questions more clear.</div>
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I was going to bring that up - what if someone has an eating disorder, completely unrelated to their veg*ism. How do your questions reflect that? How are you going to control for that kind of variable?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Alyssa181</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2991837"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I do ask participants if they are vegetarian. If people "eat less meat than the average person", they are then asked a series of questions to determine whether they are vegetarian, vegan, or other. Additionally, the participants are asked point blank if they consider themselves a vegetarian.</div>
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A vegetarian doesn't eat meat period! There is no "eat less meat than the average person". If they eat any meat whatsoever(this includes fish) then they are NOT vegetarian or vegan.
 

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A vegetarian doesn't eat meat period! There is no "eat less meat than the average person". If they eat any meat whatsoever(this includes fish) then they are NOT vegetarian or vegan.</div>
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Exactly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 

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Also it might be good to put a warning on this, some of those questions could be triggering to people with eating disorders.
 

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I took the survey, but it wasn't designed very well. And it was REALLY long. Like, 23 pages. I don't think it will yield very good data.
 

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Also, veg*n's are going to spend more time than the average bear thinking about food. This is simply because we can't just pick up any old thing and put it in our mouths. There was no way to differentiate between time spent ensuring a food is veg*n, and disordered thinking.
 
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