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Why it is "hard" to be a vegetarian
Many of my friends have asked me, "What do you eat? Green veg and tofu?" Many non-vegetarians often think that by restricting their diet to veggies and fruits, they are in for a really bland meal.

I would like to shout out here that it so untrue! Everyday, I find it difficult to decide on what to eat as there are just too many delicious combinations! Just the carbs can take you quite a while to decide.

Should I have rice? white rice? brown rice? basmati? or should I have noodles? rice vermicilli? yellow noodles? hor fun? laksa noodles? or should I have pasta? spiral? spaghetti? penne? Then comes the veg. Gosh there's even more vegetables to choose from. Firstly there's asian greens and also western greens. Not to mention the many in-betweens. Alfafa, spinach, bak choy, choy sum, yau mak, lettuce, cabbage, chinese broccoli, capsicum, cauliflower, etc. Then there's the tofu, nuts, tomatoes, bitter gourds, radish, yam, eggplants, beans (black, red, mung, kidney etc). Who said your choice is restricted when it comes to a vegetarian diet? It's not over yet.... Then you have the style of cooking. Chinese, Indian, Italian, French, Fusion, Japanese, etc. Feeling hungry yet? hehe. Not forgetting the endless list of available mouth-watering fruits!

I know it will be hard to stop eating meat overnight (although I didn't have a problem with this as I was never a "meat-eater". I strayed when I was about 8 where I had some McD burgers and some anchovies. But that's pretty much it.
If you put your heart to it, you will most likely stop craving for meat and will probably find it difficult to come up with the desire to even want to eat meat again. Think of the animals that you will be saving while improving your general wellbeing. Win-win situation isn't it?

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posted on: Saturday, June 14, 2008 @ 1:04 AM

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