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my vegetarian life experience

it has been about 6 years since i became a vegetarian in 2005.

a little sharing on my experience down the 6 years.. Some of my friends who just notice i’m a vegan like to ask me “how come u r stil fat one huh? vegetarian must be thin thin one ma” Well, being a vegetarian does not make u thin, but your eating habits and exercise routine does. As carbohydrate is the main element that makes us have excess energy and consist of sugar, eating a lot of rice or bread but without meat also wont slim you down.

back in 2006 when i was just starting out, i felt quite inconvenient as to locate vegetarian stores and shops, espeacially after my work at 10pm (now even worse, after work is 1.30am). Then i just ate bread and oats or nestum for almost every meal. I was doing this because i was exposed to “strict clean” vegetarian at first, that means even a bowl of rice without meat but was cooked together with chicken or other non-vegetarian food, will also not be eaten. i was finding quite hard at first on doing this. especially after gigs and shows, damn tired and sitting in a coffee shop eating bread while watching my pals “sooooting” a RM7.00 loh mee.

Passed another few weeks (about Oct 2006), i have gotten quite accustomed to this lifestyle. Just a problem, it is really hard for me to locate a vegetarian store as i travel in alor setar, penang, and kl, at my convenience.

So i gave up on the “strict and clean” rule but still stick to only consuming vegan food. The temptation of delicious food such as KFC, satay, bak kut teh quickly subsided in the first month of my practice.

My bottom line to all is being a vegetarian does not harm your health as claimed by many, but it does not help you slim down as well, that’s why i’m stil wearing XL now.

The main reasons for many people of being vegetarians:

a) Religion obligations or guidelines
b) Health (no meat = less fat, less cholesterol, less illness)
c) Love animals, thus not harming or eating any
d) Sincerely eating vege food without any reason

For me, it’s just a habit and i don’t eat animals, because i don’t want them eating me either.

Discussions about vegetarians (in chinese):
Cari Vegetarian Discussions

http://cforum2.cari.com.my/forumdisplay.php?fid=202

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