A recent study found that around 2.5 million Australians are following some
sort of vegetarian or reduced meat diet. But you don’t have to look too
far to see how much vegetarianism has taken over, the meat free section of
supermarkets is nearly as big as it’s meat counterpart! LiveTribers, over
the years have you reduced your meat intake? Would you ever consider completely
removing meat from your diet? Or have you already given up meat?
Posted by on 14 Sep 2020
Yes whole food plant based eating seems the most logical and ethical to me
I stopped eating red meat back in 1992 after I adopted a new born lamb who
needed a home. I'd never been a fan of fish as I didn't like the taste. Dairy
products and chicken were the last animal based products I stopped eating and
that was 3 years ago. I love my plantbased, crueltyfree diet that includes
delicious alternatives to the cruel stuff. I make my own blue vein and
camembert 'cheeze' and there are thousands of interesting plantbased recipes
available online. I donate whole blood regularly and to date have donated 106
times. My iron levels are good and that's because I consume a balanced diet. I
would never go back to eating animal products under any circumstances.
I’m eating less meat and more tuna and plant based food due to health concerns
and also because my oldest son has become a vegan and sometimes I have eaten
some of his food which is quite tasty and better for you.
I reduced meat and chicken intake, stopped consumeing farmed salmon and other
farmed fish due to negative impact on marine environment. So it's mostly vegies
with small amounts of meat here and there. Eggs only certified free range. If I
eat poultry it also needs to be certified free range. Lillydale chicken are not
considered. Meat only from small suppliers
As I age and with some mobility issues, my body’s ability to break down and
absorb red meat is no longer as efficient as it used to be, as I am no longer
as physically active. I have therefore reduced my meat intake and increased the
fish, chicken and vegetable portions in my diet. I appreciate that there are
effective vegetable substitutes for protein, but i have decided to just limit
the size and frequency of my meat intake, as I have no intention of totally
giving up it up.
Meat is too expensive in Australia. Australia seems to give preference to the
third world (Eg. Indonesia, China, Malaysia) and sends its meat and livestock
there at lower prices than we can buy it here.
I have increased my meat intake because I love supporting our local farmers and
I love steak. Fresh meat is better for the human body than processed
carbohydrates and I like to feed my body what is good for it. I don't care what
SJWs eat, so I don't know why they were care what I eat.
COVID-19 Daniel Andrews lockdown stage 4 means many cannot get to buy good
meat products as not allowed to travel >5k frm home.
I am over 5 km from market, so cannot buy meat e cept in supermarket, and I
will NOT do that!
It is sub standard quality and overpriced.
I am a Flexitarian and feel a lot happier and healthier eating this way. I have
reduced my meat, chicken and fish intake very much and eat more fruit and
vegetables. I don't drink cows milk preferring to drink plant milk.
As is the right of people to choice an omnivorous way of life. Each to their
I am not vegetarian, but fully supported my daughter when she chose
vegetarianism as her way of life.
I don’t try to force my way of life on others, and expect the same respect in
I do not care what others choose to eat but why do so many vegetarians and
especially vegans feel they must hassle me over my diet? They seem to need to
justify their behaviour by proudly boasting how they love animals and yet when I
invite them to become a member of or volunteer with one of our animal
organisations or fundraising they make excuses. I am also concerned over the
children of several vegan friends who look so thin and unhealthy. At bbqs and
parties with other children they are watched like hawks incase they eat real
meat or drink real milk. Instead they are fed something artificially produced
and very processed. They seem sad.
Don't know what kind of vegans you come across but most I know eat wholefoods
which are healthy and never hassle meat eaters for their choices. I also don't
think thin children are unhealthy it is the fact that being overweight has
become normal, it is about the amount of food you eat, and nothing to do with
Have been vegan for decades and found it's the healthiest, best, most nutritious
diet on the planet - my recurrent bladder infections stopped immediately I gave
up meat (I was first vegetarian) and with gradual advice on nutrition I was able
to choose this even more superior, "Save the Planet" diet. It was the diet
originally given to mankind in Creation as well - God knows what is best for us!
We were in fact never meant to eat meat - it was permitted after the global
Flood as an emergency diet only, but unfortunately man chose to keep eating it.
Being vegan/vegetarian also of course greatly helps to save animals from the
relentless terror & evil treatment caused them by twisted human beings who
slaughter them and are so often just plain sickeningly cruel to harmless beings.
We were never meant to eat meat and the disease that's in it today makes it
simply dangerous. No meatworks inspector can even see the hidden, small
cancerous tumours that exist in a carcass - and this is transmitted to our
intestines when we eat meat from it - and medical science has admitted cancer is
transmitted from animals to humans. Watch Barbara O'Neill's (Australian
naturopath and global lecturer on health) wonderful lectures on YouTube for
truly helpful advice on health remedies and the vegan diet, how to cure diabetes
and other diseases as well. It all fits together. But you do need to have
correct nutritional advice before you become even vegetarian to ensure you get
what you need. Vit B is one vitamin any vegan needs to know how to get from
plants, but with now great products such as Yeast Flakes and even taking B
supplements, there's no need to be deficient. It takes time to lose the
perverted taste for meat - with plant food use the natural flavours in time
become richer, more tasty, and your health will thrive - your mental clarity
increases as well - big time!
Vitamin b12 is not available in meat either, you do not need supplements unless
you have been tested and are extremely low. Just eat fresh salads, preferable
from you garden and do not wash too much, and also grow sprouts and don't wash,
just cut off carefully and eat raw.
I have always loved my meat and would not consider cutting back or reducing my
intake. However, during our recent bushfires, it was almost impossible to get
red meat in our town and the prices were horrendous when it was available, so I
was forced to cut back then. After a number of routine blood tests over a
number of months, my doctor told me that I was anaemic and it was regularly
becoming more severe. He said that I should increase my red meat intake
immediately. I did this and my blood test results went back to normal. I had a
friend who was a vegetarian and he always looked very sickly and his skin was a
horrible yellow colour. I am sure that some vegetarians are very healthy though
and it is their business if they want to abstain from meat. It is also my
business if I want to eat meat and trust that vegetarians will remember this.
Yes we have reduced our meat intake, love some of the alternative meals, eg.
Morning Star mince which is veggie based.
Love veggies so I'll do fish and veggies and sometimes lean chicken. Eggs are
good so you can make pancakes, quiches etc. I also buy noodle alternatives and
put that with stir fry veggies. You can make veggie patties and put salad with
it. So many alternatives.
I have given up red meat due to really bad reactions such as rashes and
irritable skin. It's a little known fact that if bitten by a lone star tick that
some will develop a bad reaction from consuming read meat. Doctors will tell you
other wise and that it will "go away with time" but for some like me it has been
over five years and same reaction if food is cooked near or with read meat
(grills/ frypans/tongs). I do eat chicken and fish with no issues, however, I do
stick to plant based as much as possible. Who doesn't like a clear complexion,
right ladies? ;) But each to their own.
Only reduced red meat intake due to the extortionate prices at the moment. And
the red meat I do consume is lesser quality cuts - gravy beef etc. Why the
massive prices? (recently saw lamb cutlets for $54.99/kg) and yet we export beef
and lamb all over the world. How about feeding ourselves at reasonable prices?
That cheap pink-looking mince is probably fat-laden ex-dairy cow scraps. Quality
beef Mince is actually red in colour.
Another FAD Food Idea.
Selling Mock Chicken,Burgers, Porl/Bacon /Seafood. Call it what it is.
To call it a LIKE Meat product just shows the degree of trust these people have
in their product.
Call it what its not I wont buy it or eat it.
When they invent a substitute for meat that tastes exactly like the real thing
then I might be tempted. I cannot imagine an evening meal without meat, nice
juicy, thick steak, barbequed Lamb chops, even Pork barbequed or deliciously
I haven't cut out meat altogether. I will have a meat dish at home a couple of
times a week preparing myself but no meat dish when dining out and having a
seafood pasta or other fish at restaurants. I don't eat vegan.
I have reduced my red meat intake. I eat a lot of chicken and pork and not so
much fish. I did not reduce because of any causes or protesters and I probably
would not remove red meat totally from my diet. Its just that I much prefer the
taste of pork and chicken better.
Was a vegetarian for years, then went vegan, and now a low fat wholefood plant
based diet, no meat or processed foods for me.
I am healthier than I have ever been, cannot remember the last time I even had a
cold. I also do not drink alcohol, soft drinks, or consume caffiene, or wheat.
Don't smoke either. I believe if you make an effort to be healthy it pays off by
having robust good health even in your later years.
Eat more carbs (fresh and unprocessed), no meat or alcohol and you will thrive.
Forksoverknives.com has a lot of inspirational stories of those who have
overcome long term illness, lost weight and thrived on plant diet, plus lots of
The planet cannot support a high meat eating human diet.
Yes we have educed our meat intake, due to price increases and been pensioners
have to be careful with our money spent, lots of things have increased in
prices, some foods, gas, electricity . health fund., rates insurances plus
more. The aged pension may go up a bit but these things do as well and increases
in pension not cover, so no money saved. The money received recently from Scott
Mo went straight off bills, so came in handy . Will continue to eat meat about
once a week..
No ! I haven't cut back nor intend to , my doctor tells me to increase protein
intake , so instead of having a dainty protein shake , i'd rather get into a big
steak , with all the running juices , i tend to eat more white meat , but that's
only because beef is price inhibitive . I won't be dictated to by well doers ,
save the planet , climate change types . If that is their belief , i respect
that , but i don't jump down their throats to stop eating plants . Just respect
that we all have a freedom of choice .
Agree. I do get sick of them also telling me what I should and should not do.
I get annoyed when they invade farms and supposedly save animals only for them
to be killed due to their interference.
Plants are alive also. I heard even trees talk to each other in some low level
sound. Amazing. Maybe that might stop them chopping trees down which I think
would help the planet more if they did.
Nope my meat intake has increased in the past few years and i will never remove
or reduce meat in my diet. Everyones body processes foods differently and plant
based diets simply do not have the required amounts of protein and iron i need
to stop me from getting ill and i refuse to take pills to suppliment this. No
one should have a right to dictate to another individual how they choose to eat
when we are an omnivorous species. Each to their own but dont shove your beliefs
down my throat and i wont shove a steak down yours
We have cut WAY back on animal products; so many of our meals are plant based
and are not only delicious, but good for the gut. If more people just cut out a
meat dish here and there it would be good for all; cattle farmers need to learn
Good for you if that is how you want to eat. Most cattle is farmed on dry arid
land where nothing else grows other than desert plants.
Grow cotton or rice etc. and use so much water this would be more disadvantages
No way would I give up meat. If the tree huggers want to stop eating meat it's
up to them but I don't force them to decide what they want to eat and I expect
them to shut up about what I eat. I know a couple of non meat eaters and they
are thin, their breath smells, and they are insipid and tired looking. If God
didn't intend for us to eat meat he wouldn't have made animals from it.