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The Vegetarian Battle


Vegetarians are slowly trying to take over restaurants.  And I do mean slowly, because they can't move that fast do to their lack of protein.  

I am actually confused about what exactly is a vegetarian.  Doing some research online, I found the following definitions on the site www.vegetarianvegan.com

VEGETARIAN:  Vegetarian is a blanket term used to describe a person who does not consume meat, poultry,  fish, or seafood.  This grouping includes Vegans and the various sub-categories of Vegetarian; however, it generally implies someone who has less dietary restrictions than a Vegan.

But then to confuse things even more, they also have subcategories.  Like these:

SEMI-VEGETARIAN:  The term Semi-Vegetarian is usually used to describe someone who is a vegetarian who consumes dairy products, eggs, chicken, and fish, but does not consume other animal flesh.

OVO-LACTO-VEGETARIANOvo-lacto vegetarians are Vegetarians who do not consume meat, poultry, fish, and seafood, but do consume eggs and milk. This is the largest group of Vegetarians.

OVO-VEGETARIANOvo-vegetarian is a term used to describe someone who would be a vegan if they did not consume eggs.

LACTO-VEGETARIAN:  Lacto-Vegetarian is a term used to describe someone who would be a vegan if they did not consume milk.

VEGANVegan is the strictest sub-category of Vegetarians. Vegans do not consume any animal products or by-products. Some go as far as not even consuming honey and yeast. Others do not wear any clothing made from animal products.


I know, I got bored just writing these definitions.  It’s would be easier to bring peace to the “Holy-lands” than to decipher how people decide the subcategories of these diets.  But don’t get me wrong, your diet is your business.  I’m diabetic, and I try to follow a strict diet for health and vanity reasons, but (Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,) don’t make it everybody else’s problem when you go out to a restaurant!  

It just seems like people just said that they are a vegetarian, but with certain restrictions because they still like to eat certain things.  Take the Ovo-Lacto-Vegetarian for example.  They don’t “consume meat, poultry, fish, or seafood, bust do consume eggs and milk.”  So basically, they’re saying fuck the baby chickens, and we’ll only consume the liquid part of a cow.  It’s like these people went through the vegetarian bible with a highlighter and said, “I would do anything for cows, but I still drink milk.”  It’s like a bad verse from a Meatloaf song.

Until next time... Server's don't pay their rent with compliments.

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steve said…
This is what I am: http://stonedlizard.com/images/2012/09/13/level-5-vegan.jpg
Thanks. I'm using that pic! Awesome!

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