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    Posted on Sep 17, 2015

    14 Questions & Comments All Non-Meat Eaters Are Tired Of Hearing

    "No, I don't eat chicken."

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    DISCLAIMER: I consume eggs, dairy products, and fish. I just don't eat any poultry or animal meat. Some say I'm a vegetarian, others say I'm a pescatarian, and the rest say I'm a faker.

    I've been eating a meatless diet for almost two years now, and I feel fantastic! But it seems as though other people aren't as on-board with my lifestyle as I am.

    Why, you may ask? Beats me.

    Here are 14 questions and comments I've been receiving and dealing with for the past two years that I'm sure any non-meat eater can relate to:

    1. "Is it hard to find things to eat?"

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    No! You'd be surprised how many delicious meat-free dishes even my meat-eater friends enjoy.

    2. "So, like, what do you eat for protein?"

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    I don't know. Eggs, fish, beans, soy, quinoa, cheese, vegetables, nuts, seeds… Just to name a few.

    3. "Wait, so you'll eat eggs, but you won't eat chicken?”

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    Correct.

    4. "You know fish were living once, too, right?"

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    Come to think of it, I almost forgot. Thanks for reminding me!

    5. "How do you live without eating meat?!"

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    I live very well, actually. Thanks for asking.

    6. "Can you be around people who are eating meat, or are you one of *those* vegetarians?"

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    This is my life choice -- not yours. Eat whatever the hell you want, wherever you want, whenever you want.

    7. "Does your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife eat meat?"

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    Yes, my boyfriend eats meat, and I'm not trying to change that either.

    8. "I can't even think about living without steak or chicken."

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    Good for you!

    9. "Don't you ever just crave a big, juicy steak or a cheeseburger?"

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    Sometimes, yeah! But my stomach doesn't tolerate meat well anymore, so I'll just go enjoy a veggie burger instead.

    10. "Are you one of those hippie, animal rights activists?"

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    I love animals, but I wouldn't consider myself a "hippie" nor an "animal rights activist."

    11. "Are you a vegan?"

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    I am most certainly not, but I do give vegans a ton of credit. That's a hell of a lifestyle commitment.

    12. "You don't even eat chicken?"

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    NO! Why do so many people consider chicken to be a food category in-and-of itself? Stop asking that question.

    13. "Want some of my steak/chicken/sausage/pork/something that has meat in it?"

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    No. PS: My answer will always be "no."

    And last, but certainly not least:

    14. "Wait, really? How come?"

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    *sigh*

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    We all have different reasons.

    Whereas my reason is a physical one, other non-meat eaters don't eat meat for their own reason -- whether it's the same as mine, because animals are cute, because animals are mistreated, because of religion, because of a simple lifestyle choice, because WHATEVER.

    Stop judging.

    And please stop asking if we "don't even eat chicken." We don't eat chicken.

    Remember to eat your vegetables, kids.

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