25 October, 2013

Vegetarian Myth #6: Vegetarianism is a diet.

Welcome to the SIXTH blogisode of Vegetarian Myth Fridays! So far, we've covered subjects on fitness, food, cravings, weight, and others. Today's myth is solved with the simple act of reading the definition of two words: Diet and Vegetarian. Vegetarianism is commonly mistaken to be a diet, but the reality is that these two words have completely different meanings.   
Diet:
Restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight.
Vegetarian:
A person who does not eat meat, and sometimes other animal products, esp. for moral, religious, or health reasons.

The only way that a vegetarian lifestyle would be a diet is if the person is becoming vegetarian in order to lose weight. Other than that, vegetarianism is NOT a diet. There are plenty of slim or fit people who turn to vegetarianism for the moral purpose of no longer living a life that supports the suffering of animals.

When I looked up the meaning of vegetarianism, I was a bit upset and disappointed to find the the word "diet" in that definition. I'm not doing this to lose weight, I'm doing this for the sake of removing animal cruelty from my life. A vegetarian can eat as much as they please, as long as they eat no meat or poultry. Remember, the true definition of vegetarianism is someone who adopts a cruelty-free lifestyle and can strive for a healthier life if she/he chooses so.

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8 comments:

  1. I think your life is very intersting-- and your foods too. i like bananas
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Thank you, Tweedles. :)
      I think that the life of a pug is very interesting too; and bananas are very yummy!

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  3. Great point! Being vegetarian is a lifestyle not a diet! Great job with this post!

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  4. My Lady is vegetarian, but I am not! She tried to convert me, but her non-veg friends give me meat. We both enjoyed your blog today.

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    1. That's awesome that she's vegetarian!
      Hahah, yeah, Soldier and Sheegwa are little carnivores too. :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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