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Vegan or Vegetarian ?

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Too much research can be detrimental to your health.

This week I was home sick from work with a stomach bug.  YUCK!  During my boredom, I was on all my social media trying to entertain myself in between naps and trips to the bathroom.  Somehow I ran across an article on veganism.  I found some very yummy recipes and even liked a few pages on Facebook.  Veganism is when a person chooses not to eat meat of any kind or any products of/from an animal, like eggs or dairy products.  http://www.vegetarian-nation.com/resources/common-questions/types-levels-vegetarian/

Ok, I was hooked until I had to give up eggs and dairy products!  Are you out of your mind?  No cheese eggs?!  Hell No, I need that more than I need oxygen!

What about Vegetarianism? According to http://www.livestrong.com/article/196211-pros-cons-of-a-vegetarian-diet/ Nearly 5 million Americans, or more than 2 percent of the population, follow some form of a vegetarian diet.  If that many people in America are doing it, surely I can too.  Right?  Vegetarianism is the voluntary abstinence from eating meat. Vegetarians refrain from eating meat for various reasons, including religious, health, and ethical ones.  (http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/vegetarianism )  I can eat my salads without meat, I make a mean cheese quesadilla, and I love fruit!  I’m in business!

Wait a minute, what about becoming a lacto-vegetarian, lacto-ovo vegetarian, pescatarian, or a pollotarian?  Ughhhh…brain overload, you will self-destruct in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…

You're not suppossed to eat that

I JUST WANT TO EAT WHAT I WANT HEALTHILY WITHOUT HAVING TO CATEGORIZE MY DECISION!!!

Why does everything need a freaking label?  My research snowballed and stressed me out!

As long as you make healthy decisions for your body, eat whatever the hell you want to eat!  It is really not as serious as people make it.  If you only want to eat vegetables and chicken, do it!  If you only eat strawberries on Thursdays, that is your right!

Whatever YOU decide, make sure it makes YOU healthy and happy!

~SMILE~

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Big city country girl! Lover of life, happiness, and fashion. Respecter of one's character not one's title. Respect is given when it is received. I don't have a problem saying NO! I know my purpose and I'm standing and living my truth. I only speak when spoken to and I only answer when asked!

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