Looking back on 2 years as a Vegetarian & Why I will never be Vegan

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In this slightly random video I just wanted to recap my journey so far being vegetarian, what made become vegetarian and if I will continue on this path. Let me know your thoughts! xx * RECENT VIDEOS * August Wrap-up: https://bit.ly/2x4eYwj July Wrap-up: https://bit.ly/2wDhYzt Life Update: https://bit.ly/2PUzkQx Huge Unhaul: https://bit.ly/2NNBM9K Books I Regret Buying: https://bit.ly/2NNChAE BOOKTUBE playlist: http://bit.ly/2m9V0Zo twitter: https://twitter.com/ivymusee instagram: www.instagram.com/ivymusee goodreads: www.goodreads.com/user/show/7254722-theresa

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  • this was a very interesting video, now I have to read that book too! it was pretty easy for me to stop eating meat, but I still eat fish. I'd like to stop eating it though, eventually!

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  • I have been a vegetarian for almost four years now and according to my great aunt I will not find any happiness in life because of it. Hahaha, makes for nice conversations at family dinners.

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  • I have been a vegitarian for 9 years

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  • You mean you are NOT American? But I thought for all this time you hailed from Uncle Sam. Then you are from something that starts with Aus, like Australia maybe. You & them koalas. :-D :-D :-D The channel ivymuse is alive with the sound of Theresa. What else can I say?

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  • I watch unnatural vegan as well. Being vegan makes no sense many times. Example: people say they become vegan to avoid animal cruelty but they use electronics, makeup, plastic without any concern. Research about beauty industry in the Amazon. I live in Brazil and some family members work in this industry... Do the research. Also, plastic.. microplastic in the ocean is threatening marine life. So... how one can say they don't eat meat to avoid animal cruelty but still use makeup, plastic, electronics, etc.. Although I avoid eating meat. You are right, it does improve your general health

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  • in vitro meat!

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  • I’ve been a végétarien for 1 year now and I agree with everything you said 100% the only problem I found is I gained a bit of weight do to the carbs

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  • Ugh, I'm so with you on the adding unnecessary meat into literally everything like the salads. like why do you need meat in your salad when there's already plenty of dishes that are meat based.. I’m fine with you eating meat, but at least give me some kind of option that doesn’t include it Also, I once was at a restaurant for like a group dinner (so no choosing things off the menu) and I told them I was vegetarian and they were like ‘Okay, but you do eat chicken and fish, right?’ Really..?! I know some pescetarians call themselves vegetarians because it’s easier (with more people knowing what it is) so I get they might ask about the fish, but chicken? Went vegetarian about 10 years ago now I think. I’m also dairy intolerant and really dislike eggs though so while not 100% vegan, most of what I eat is plant based. (aside from the occasional cookies or ‘fake meats’ that that do have some egg or dairy in them.)

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  • Hi Therese :) Did not expect this video at all, let me tell you. A very welcomed surprise! I'm glad that one of my favorite Booktubers is a vegetarian :) So much suffering you have helped reduce. I find the animosity many vegans have towards vegetarians is such a huge missed opportunity :( We should be working together for the good of our planet and its inhabitants, not butting heads with one another. I hope you would check out the video 'Can vegans eat eggs from backyard chicken' and 'Why dairy is never humane' from Bite Size Vegan, 'The Truth about Backyard Eggs' from The Vegan Activist, and 'Dairy is fucking scary' by Erin Janus. They explain quite thoroughly why vegan choose to eliminate eggs and dairy from our diet. I think you would like to know all the information before deciding what you'll NEVER do. One thing for sure, chickens mind very much if we take their eggs away :(

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  • This was so interesting! I have been a vegetarian for almost 15 years... Which is almost half of my life o.O I never liked meat and as a child I already had a really hard time accepting that an animal had to be killed for me to eat. I was just not okay with that and I had whole crying sessions over it (I'm talking from the age of 8 or something like that). I honestly think I was meant to be a vegetarian, I don't think it could have gone any other way! I do eat fish, maybe once every two weeks but only for health reasons (heart disease runs in my family). I do feel guilty when I eat fish so I just try to eat it quickly and not think too much on it. The Netherlands has so much meat replacement products (that are really tasty) I have no reason to struggle being a vegetarian :D My mom and sister are vegetarian too, my dad was the only one at home who ate meat. I live together with my boyfriend and he does eat meat. I'm the one that cooks though and if I make an oven dish I'm not making 2 versions and he doesn't mind that, he will eat vegetarian with me. And when I make the grocery list I always try to leave enough room in our budget to buy meat from animals that have been treated well. It's no problem for me that he eats meat, I don't mind cooking it but I do feel like we should still try to do it the "right" way :) If I remember correctly, you and your boyfriend are going to live together right? (or maybe you already do?) Does he eat meat?

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  • I'm not a vegetarian but I don't eat a lot of meat because the best meat comes from a local farm where they treat the animals really well, but that does mean the meat costs a bit more. However, I definitely would rather pay more for meat that I know comes from an ethical farm than get it from the grocery store. Also it's just nice to meet the farmers that grow your food and I'm fortunate enough to live near farms and orchards so I can see it growing and even go pick some items myself.

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  • I've been vegetarian for 3 years now and I've never looked back. I watched Vegucated on Netflix for a bit of a laugh, ended up sobbing through the whole thing and basically decided overnight to stop eating meat. It was hard because unlike a few vegetarians/vegans who never really liked meat anyway, I *loved* meat. I loved steak, I loved spaghetti bolognese, I loved rashers and chicken, but in the end I love animals more. After Vegucated I went on a documentary watching binge, some about the meat industry and some about nutrition in general and after all that I don't think I'd ever go back. Most of the time I don't even think about it. The hardest thing is being a vegetarian in a meat-eating world. I care so much, about the effect on animals, on the environment, on health in general and hardly anyone else seems to because "lol bacon". Maybe one day I'll go vegan, sometimes I'm vegan by mistake because I don't drink dairy milk and I don't really like eggs (but if I'm having cake or pancakes I'll use eggs), but I love cheese and chocolate. I think what I'm doing by being vegetarian is enough for now. Now I'm studying to be a veterinary nurse, so at least I'll be in a profession that makes the world a little less awful for animals to be a part of.

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  • You may crave meat when you're pregnant - many pregnant women have cravings - but you won't actually crave anything that can't be provided from other sources. As a vegan I have to say I admire anyone who eats consciously. I also agree we've become too distant from real food. I buy my veg from local farmers. Also, i'm a whole food vegan and find it very easy to eat enough calories without junk food! Not to say I don't have the odd pizza!, Worst vegetarian story from me ( before I was vegan) - I went with my mom on pilgrimage to Lourdes and was stunned when my dinner plate contained 2 steamed leaks for my dinner, I kept waiting for the rest of the meal to arrive but nothing ever did! It became a standing joke at our table because that was what I was served every night! I was starving! They also put bits of ham in the salad so I couldn't have that either😯 Great trip but worst food ever!

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