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Why I’ve Been A Vegetarian My Entire Life

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Some of you might not know this, but I have been a vegetarian my ENTIRE life. Yes, basically since birth.
Since I always get tons of questions about this, I decided to share some personal insight. These are some frequently asked questions:

  1. Why are you a vegetarian?
    Both of my parents were vegetarian when I was born, so they raised me being one. I genuinely believe I’ll die being a vegetarian too.
  2. Have you ever tried meat?
    Yes and no. I have “tasted” chicken and beef and it was okay. What I mean by “tasted” is that I touched it with my tongue due to curiosity but nothing further.
    Side note: When I was 13 years old, I once attempted to actually eat chicken during summer camp, but it was impossible for me to swallow it. I believe I’m mentally blocked and simply can’t do it.
  3. Have you considered becoming a regular meat eater?
    I have thought about it, but only due to it being a high protein food. Wanting to increase my muscle mass on a vegetarian diet is a huge challenge. It isn’t impossible, but creativity in the kitchen is a definite must.
  4. What would make you change your mind?
    Honestly, the only situation I can foresee changing my vegetarian diet is if I ever were to be pregnant and had an unexpected craving for meat.
  5. Do you think everyone should be a vegetarian or a vegan?
    No, because these types of diets aren’t beneficial for everyone as we are all individually unique. Instead of going through fad diets, you should work with a nutritionist or dietitian who can provide the proper guidance to achieve your goals.

I hope you enjoyed getting to know a bit more about myself. I would love to hear about you, so please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below or on social media!

Until next time,

Maggie

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