Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

What diet do you eat?

Poll ended at 3 Jan 2018, 5:55pm

Omnivore
15
36%
Carnivore
3
7%
Flexetarier
2
5%
Vegetarian with milk, eggs, fish
9
21%
Vegetarian with milk, eggs
9
21%
Vegan
2
5%
Stone-Age
1
2%
Other
1
2%
 
Total votes: 42

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Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Dec 2017, 8:00pm

david7591 wrote:And most scandalous of all, the poll excludes my diet the world famous ‘junk’ diet. Right I’m now off to lie down in a darkened room.


Sorry sorry, I tried to think of everything, but if I change the poll now all votes will be zeroed :wink:
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Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Dec 2017, 8:07pm

Annoying Twit wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:I do love... lentil soup


Have you tried the Aldi vine tomato and lentil soup? In the 'fresh soup' plastic containers in the fridge.


This lentil soup is lovely.. did you open the tin yourself? :wink:

No, I make it from scratch, have been for years, hardly buy tins but I do look at tins to see what the ingredients are

I live near a soup factory. Years ago there was a fire in the warehouse, the firepersons had to stand back, thousands of tins of lentil soup were exploding, it was just too hazardous
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Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Postby Annoying Twit » 20 Dec 2017, 8:51pm

brynpoeth wrote:
Annoying Twit wrote:
Have you tried the Aldi vine tomato and lentil soup? In the 'fresh soup' plastic containers in the fridge.


This lentil soup is lovely.. did you open the tin yourself? :wink:

No, I make it from scratch, have been for years, hardly buy tins but I do look at tins to see what the ingredients are

I live near a soup factory. Years ago there was a fire in the warehouse, the firepersons had to stand back, thousands of tins of lentil soup were exploding, it was just too hazardous


Fair 'nuff. I make soup sometimes, but the thing I have most trouble with is getting the balance of spices correct. I wonder sometimes if there is a soup forum somewhere with the soup version of Brucey to answer all soup questions.
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Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Postby reohn2 » 20 Dec 2017, 10:41pm

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Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Dec 2017, 11:01pm

reohn2 wrote:On not the soup.... http://www.timfoxall.com/oh-no-not-the-soup.html


Looks like a customised spurtle (wooden implement for stirring porridge) :)

In Wales we go one better, have a look at our love spoons, can Scotland do anything like that?
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Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Postby fossala » 21 Dec 2017, 4:30am

flat tyre wrote:I have been vegetarian for at least 5 days a week, however after a recent medical check up my doctor has told me that I need to eat more protein and I'm finding it difficult to get the recommended daily protein consumption with a mainly vegetarian diet.

Getting protein is easy without eating meat. Their is a recent gcn video about being a vegan pro cyclist and the guy on there says he has never know lack of protein to be a problem for any veg/vegan athlete.

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Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Postby Mick F » 21 Dec 2017, 8:54am

Omnivore, but with a few provisos.

I'll eat anything except:
Porridge
Garlic and garlic flavouring
Junk food especially MacDonalds
Salt and Vinegar crisps
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Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Postby Tangled Metal » 21 Dec 2017, 9:00am

Can you even be a vegan in the modern world?

I thought vegan meant not meat, meat products or byproducts. I believe almost everything in this modern world is made of it with products if animals. I bet if someone claiming vegan status looked into everything they consumed (food and material items) then I bet there's animals involved.

Sorry but I'm a bit pedantic about that. And don't get me onto the topic of vegetarians who ready fish or chicken you're a piscatorian or a pescatorian I believe the term is. Definitely not a vegetarian.

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Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Postby Jon Lucas » 21 Dec 2017, 9:16am

Tangled Metal wrote:Can you even be a vegan in the modern world?

I thought vegan meant not meat, meat products or byproducts. I believe almost everything in this modern world is made of it with products if animals. I bet if someone claiming vegan status looked into everything they consumed (food and material items) then I bet there's animals involved.

Sorry but I'm a bit pedantic about that. And don't get me onto the topic of vegetarians who ready fish or chicken you're a piscatorian or a pescatorian I believe the term is. Definitely not a vegetarian.

Feel better. But that off by chest! :D


Yes, that's why I always describe myself as mostly vegan, as a true vegan aims to ensure they don't eat, wear or in any other way consume anything that may have once derived from an animal. Whenever these sort of surveys come up I'm never sure whether I should tick vegan or vegetarian, I've ticked vegan for this one but a hard core vegan would certainly not recognise my diet as being vegan.

However, I've been vegetarian for almost 43 years and mostly vegan for at least 35. While I've often worried about B12 deficiency, all blood tests I've had have shown my levels as perfectly normal (though I note that the Vegan Society are very cautious about blood test results on vegans for B12). I get B12 from eating Marmite every day (which a strict vegan wouldn't) and from foods that have been fortified with B12, and I never insist on vegan food when someone is cooking for me, so will find myself consuming some dairy products or eggs occasionally. I became vegan mainly due to incessant problems with catarrh, which were quickly solved by the diet change. Protein, as has been said, is no problem for a vegan, there are plenty of sources and a good varied wholefood diet will provide these.

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Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Postby Si » 21 Dec 2017, 9:30am

david7591 wrote:And.... Stone Age is yet another unnecessary name for omnivore. Plus Stone Age covered around 7,000 years of human history, from early nomadics through the development of agriculture.


you are a little off in your figures there, stone age covers the period from the emergence of the first modern humans up to the end of the neolithic. For europe this is around 35000 years, a lot longer elsewhere. Which does suggest thst your point is event more valid..it covers such a long time and wide geography that there is no uniform diet that is stone age.

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Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Postby Si » 21 Dec 2017, 9:40am

My diet is mostly veg but i have tended to eat 'hunted' meat....ie meat from animals that have had a fairly natural wild life. The reason for this is that the animals should have better welfare than farmed animals, that they wont be so full of steroids, growth hormones, etc, and that game is so much harder to get that it limits the amount i eat anyway.

Alas is doesnt really work. Loads of game animals are now farmed instead, even stuff like pheasents are artificially fed, and, of course, you often have no idea how fish are caught (or what they have been swimming in).

So now i am mostly vege and slowly removing dairy.

Reasons....health (dodgy kidneys), animal welfare and environmentalism.

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Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Postby Vorpal » 21 Dec 2017, 9:42am

david7591 wrote:And whilst I’m at it, vegetarian with milk eggs and fish isn’t vegetarian, it’s omnivore.

While it may not be strictly vegetarian, it is just used here to describe someone who eats some fish, maybe shellfish, but not other forms of flesh. It isn't a perfect way to do it, but it is completely understandable.

I ticked that box because I occasionally eat some shellfish. I usually tell people I don't eat anything that used to have a face.
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Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Postby thirdcrank » 21 Dec 2017, 9:50am

Vorpal wrote: .... I usually tell people I don't eat anything that used to have a face.


I draw the line at anything looking at me so I usually check how prawns will be served before ordering them. I was caught out the other day when I ordered a dish with prawns in a sauce, which turned out to be still complete down in there. Getting the shell off was messier than it would have been but I managed. Which goes to show I can be a bit squeamish but I have a good appetite and few real principles. :oops:

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Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Postby geocycle » 21 Dec 2017, 9:59am

Si wrote:
david7591 wrote:And.... Stone Age is yet another unnecessary name for omnivore. Plus Stone Age covered around 7,000 years of human history, from early nomadics through the development of agriculture.


you are a little off in your figures there, stone age covers the period from the emergence of the first modern humans up to the end of the neolithic. For europe this is around 35000 years, a lot longer elsewhere. Which does suggest thst your point is event more valid..it covers such a long time and wide geography that there is no uniform diet that is stone age.


Yes indeed, around 90% of all people who have ever lived have been hunters, fishers and gatherers.

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Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Postby geocycle » 21 Dec 2017, 10:03am

I’m low meat heading toward meat free. It is increasingly obvious that we cannot feed everyone if we all continue to eat meat at current western rates.