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Question: Are you a vegetarian?
Yes. - 8 (26.7%)
No. - 4 (13.3%)
No - I've tried but chose not to stick with it. - 6 (20%)
No - But I'm interested in becoming one at some point. - 3 (10%)
No - I've never been interested. - 9 (30%)
Total Voters: 29

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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #45 on: January 07, 2010, 12:04 PM »
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Could be my imagination/coincidence but since I've stopped eating meat, my appetite has significantly reduced Think
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #46 on: January 07, 2010, 04:37 PM »
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Glad you enjoyed your Quorn spag ball Mark, that one's really easy to make and quick, you said you liked lasagna too have you tried it yet?  I'm a rubbish cook and even I can do the lasagna with quorn.  Tonight I am having Quorn style beef casserole it's really easy to make and I can get 4 meals out of it too, just buy the Quorn beef and a pack of Aunt Bessies frozen vegetable Cassorole mix with dumplings and your all set, all I do with it is brown the fake beef in the frying pan then transfer it to a casserole dish, dump in the frozen veggies and add about 2 pints of water with a couple of beef flavoured cubes, cover it and stick it in the oven, it takes about an hour and a half but about 30 mins before it is ready stick the dumplings in and put back in the oven, I also add some gravy granules to thicken it up as I never remember to buy cornflour, hey presto as easy as that, just add a few spuds and broccoli or some other vegetable, I put the casserole leftovers in the freezer to have another day.  cmon yeah
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #47 on: January 07, 2010, 04:49 PM »
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Not tried lasagna yet, I'll probably give it a go at some point but I'm very skeptical - I don't think I'll make it well enough for my own liking.
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #48 on: January 07, 2010, 04:57 PM »
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My lasagne tastes yummy and I really am the worlds worst cook, I buy the Ragu lasagne sauces, one red and one white and the strips of pasta, when I'm browning the mince I add in some onions, sometimes I stick in kidney beans or carrots too depends on my mood, but that's all you need, the red sauce gets added to the mince and then you just layer it in the dish, mince, pasta, white sauce, mince, pasta, white sauce and I grate a bit of cheese on top and stick it in the oven.  Quick and tasty.  This is making me really hungry.  w00t
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #49 on: January 07, 2010, 04:59 PM »
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Could be my imagination/coincidence but since I've stopped eating meat, my appetite has significantly reduced Think

That always happens.
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #50 on: January 07, 2010, 05:00 PM »
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That always happens.
Oh good, so it's normal and here to stay Very Happy
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #51 on: January 07, 2010, 05:24 PM »
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Oh good, so it's normal and here to stay Very Happy
It's psychological..  The mind is a powerful thing...  yes 
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #52 on: January 07, 2010, 07:07 PM »
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It would make no sense for it to be psychological because I had not thought about it before I stopped eating meat, I've never made the association between appetite and vegetarianism, if I had before then you could have been right.

My appetite does seem to be reduced, whether that's because I'm eating healthier and less meat, who knows.
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #53 on: January 07, 2010, 07:11 PM »
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It's not psychological because it's real and I never previously thought about it in association with vegetarianism so it's not like I've been hoping for it to happen. The only question is whether it's a coincidence or not.
And it's only real, because you made the 'psychological' choice to become healthier.  It's like when you go on a diet.... you make up your mind, and that becomes the norm.   You may have eaten all sorts of crap, previously, but once you get in the mode of not doing it, it becomes easy.....  Shrug
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #54 on: January 07, 2010, 07:14 PM »
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I've never previously linked reduced appetite with eating healthier, so again, it can't be psychological. If I had no expectation or hope for something, then it's almost certainly not psychological but I could just be mistaken in my observation or it's a coincidence.
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #55 on: January 07, 2010, 07:16 PM »
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It would make no sense for it to be psychological because I had not thought about it before I stopped eating meat, I've never made the association between appetite and vegetarianism, if I had before then you could have been right.

My appetite does seem to be reduced, whether that's because I'm eating healthier and less meat, who knows.

It depends on what you're trying to achieve. If you had a goal when you started this, such as losing weight, you will not feel the need to eat as much if you're seeing progress. It sort of spurs you on.
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #56 on: January 07, 2010, 07:17 PM »
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I've always had a fairly mild goal of losing weight for the last few years, never experienced loss of appetite from my various actions in attempting to achieve that, so that explanation wouldn't apply here.

Anyway, when I was thinking to myself that I wanted to be healthier through becoming a vegeterian, I wasn't thinking weight, I was thinking energy and feeling good inside.
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #57 on: January 07, 2010, 07:21 PM »
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I've always had a fairly mild goal of losing weight for the last few years, never experienced loss of appetite from my various actions in attempting to achieve this, so that doesn't really add up.

Well, if you've had the goal for the last few years, you clearly haven't seen enough progress for it to suppress your appetite. Twice when I was in my teens, I dropped 3 stone. I can tell you from experience that it is psychological. What is it that you think is happening? Do you think your stomach has inexplicably shrunk? If you are content with your eating habits, you won't feel the need to eat as much. Don't forget that appetite is very much linked to one's mood.
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #58 on: January 07, 2010, 07:23 PM »
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This is not psycological as explained in my last few posts but I understand why both of you came to that assumption, it would make sense for most cases like this.

It's probably just a coincidence unless there's evidence to say vegetarianism reduces appetite.
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Re: Becoming a Vegetarian « Reply #59 on: January 07, 2010, 07:24 PM »
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This is not psycological as explained in my last few posts but I understand why both of you came to that assumption, it would make sense for most cases like this.

A more likely explanation is it's a coincedance.

That is psychological, Mark. If you lose your appetite, you lose it for a reason, whether it be physical or mental. These things have a cause.
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