Have You Reduced Your Meat Intake?


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

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    Mardi

    Yes whole food plant based eating seems the most logical and ethical to me

    Posted by Mardi on 30 Sep 2020

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    Jonny Rotton

    I love animals they taste great!

    Posted by Jonny Rotton on 29 Sep 2020

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    Kanthi sumedha

    Yes I decries eating Imeat

    Posted by Kanthi sumedha on 29 Sep 2020

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    Kanthi sumedha

    Yes I soppesd to stop eating. But my son eats at that I take little bit.

    Posted by Kanthi sumedha on 29 Sep 2020

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    Jeanette

    I gave up meat and chicken 18 months ago. i still sometimes eat fish but never meat. i will cook it though for my family if they want it.

    Posted by Jeanette on 29 Sep 2020

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    Kilrust

    Yes we have decreased but more due to the cost. Being on a pension it doesn't increase like meat prices do.

    Posted by Kilrust on 29 Sep 2020

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    Kanthi sumedha

    Yes I refused.

    Posted by Kanthi sumedha on 29 Sep 2020

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    Stephen

    I increased great Australian meat love it

    Posted by Stephen on 29 Sep 2020

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    Tyke

    My teeth are weak and so I eat less meat. Don't like meat much either.

    Posted by Tyke on 29 Sep 2020

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    Christopher

    Indeed. Reducing red meat intake is a healthier option.

    Posted by Christopher on 29 Sep 2020

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    Kanthi sumedha

    I eat little

    Posted by Kanthi sumedha on 28 Sep 2020

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    Jen

    Only occasionally eat meat now seen to many photos turned me off meat Li r vegetables

    Posted by Jen on 28 Sep 2020

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    Dawn

    Yes, I only eat a tiny amount of lambs fry, Iron deficency happens

    Posted by Dawn on 28 Sep 2020

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    ibby

    Yes i have as the price has gone up so much that cuts that were easily affordable aren't any longer.

    Posted by ibby on 28 Sep 2020

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    David

    My ethnic background is Argentinian - case closed.

    Posted by David on 28 Sep 2020

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    Frank

    No if the good Lord wanted us to eat veggies only he would not have given us animals for food

    Posted by Frank on 28 Sep 2020

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    kea21

    Not a lot, if at all it is due to costs!

    Posted by kea21 on 28 Sep 2020

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    Helen

    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.

    Posted by Helen on 28 Sep 2020

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    MumSassa

    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.

    Posted by MumSassa on 28 Sep 2020

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    primadonna

    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

    Posted by primadonna on 28 Sep 2020

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    Alma

    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.

    Posted by Alma on 27 Sep 2020

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    joye

    maybe a little bit, am eating more fish lately including tinned tuna

    Posted by joye on 26 Sep 2020

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    Chappo7

    No I haven’t reduced mine

    Posted by Chappo7 on 26 Sep 2020

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    geraldineb

    I have reduced my meat intake some time ago; due to effect on environment; tho all crops grown also have environmental issues also

    Posted by geraldineb on 26 Sep 2020

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    JohnElwell

    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.

    Posted by JohnElwell on 25 Sep 2020

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    Gwyneth

    I have tried a vegetarian diet quite a few time, and each time become dangerously anaemic. So I keep to a moderate diet of one red meat, one chicken, three fish and two vegetarian dishes per week.

    Posted by Gwyneth on 25 Sep 2020

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    musicveg

    You did not eat enough green's, fruit and other salads and veggies, nothing to do with not eating enough meat. I have been vego for over 30 years without issues.

    Posted by musicveg on 27 Sep 2020

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    Alexis

    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.

    Posted by Alexis on 25 Sep 2020

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    Alison

    We still enjoy a moderate amount of meat, but now have an equal number of fish or vegetarian meals.

    Posted by Alison on 25 Sep 2020

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    John

    No..We still enjoy a moderate amount of meat in our diet.

    Posted by John on 25 Sep 2020

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    Margaret

    We have reduced our meat usage by about 30% and replaced it with plant based food. Better for the environment and global warming.

    Posted by Margaret on 25 Sep 2020

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    happier

    Australians are so blessed to have access to beautiful fruits and vegetables. I love my fruits and vegies.

    Posted by happier on 25 Sep 2020

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    fluffynut

    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.

    Posted by fluffynut on 25 Sep 2020

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    Jeanette

    I love meat but gave up eatingit two years ago.

    Posted by Jeanette on 24 Sep 2020

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    lordofthekitchen

    Not at all, in fact I have increased my consumption to make up for the fools who don't realize we are omnivores

    Posted by lordofthekitchen on 24 Sep 2020

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    rojdailkyaz

    I Love meat no change for me

    Posted by rojdailkyaz on 24 Sep 2020

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    cazzle

    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.

    Posted by cazzle on 24 Sep 2020

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    fluffdog2

    Don't you know that plants don't give milk

    Posted by fluffdog2 on 27 Sep 2020

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    timshk

    I have cut down red meat to once per week. I have increased my intake of fish and chicken

    Posted by timshk on 24 Sep 2020

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    Alan

    No, and why should I change my lifetime habits for a new fad.

    Posted by Alan on 24 Sep 2020

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    musicveg

    Not a fad, just a way of life.

    Posted by musicveg on 27 Sep 2020

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    barbaranne

    As is the right of people to choice an omnivorous way of life. Each to their own. 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 return.

    Posted by barbaranne on 27 Sep 2020

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    Eileen

    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.

    Posted by Eileen on 24 Sep 2020

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    musicveg

    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 meat eating.

    Posted by musicveg on 27 Sep 2020

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    Moongold

    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!

    Posted by Moongold on 23 Sep 2020

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    musicveg

    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.

    Posted by musicveg on 27 Sep 2020

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    Jan

    I care about animals so I have meat once a day not twice, like before. Someone has to look after the animals so they can walk free.

    Posted by Jan on 23 Sep 2020

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    puppy

    No. No change to my eating habits.

    Posted by puppy on 23 Sep 2020

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    Aussie5

    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.

    Posted by Aussie5 on 23 Sep 2020

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    she cat

    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.

    Posted by she cat on 23 Sep 2020

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    algemyone

    Yes, but mainly because it is too expensive. I also eat veggie alternatives because they are healthier, don't affect the environment so much, and don't involve cruelty to animals.

    Posted by algemyone on 23 Sep 2020

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    Dij

    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.

    Posted by Dij on 23 Sep 2020

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    Night

    I have reduced the meat consumption due to health issues and to reduce my carbon footprints. I am looking forward for more sustainable and healthy lifestyle.

    Posted by Night on 23 Sep 2020

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    Gabrielle

    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.

    Posted by Gabrielle on 22 Sep 2020

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    Aster

    No, I have increased it recently

    Posted by Aster on 22 Sep 2020

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    Elizabeth

    I no longer eat red meat or pork. I have cut back on chicken too. I make sure I have a couple of days meat free

    Posted by Elizabeth on 22 Sep 2020

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    wrestler 57

    Feed the man meat,we still eat about the same .

    Posted by wrestler 57 on 22 Sep 2020

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    Kathryn

    Love my meat .

    Posted by Kathryn on 22 Sep 2020

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    drjm

    reduced amount of meat eaten because of rising prices

    Posted by drjm on 22 Sep 2020

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    Kevin

    I am an ex farmer and have always eaten meat and will continue to do so

    Posted by Kevin on 22 Sep 2020

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    Margaret

    My husband and I still eat meat but in much reduced quantitie and frequency.Margaret

    Posted by Margaret on 22 Sep 2020

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    Old Man

    Another FAD Food Idea. Selling Mock Chicken,Burgers, Porl/Bacon /Seafood. Call it what it is. Vegetable. 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.

    Posted by Old Man on 22 Sep 2020

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    Margaret

    My wife and I have reduced our meat intake by about 30%

    Posted by Margaret on 22 Sep 2020

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    medusa 12

    I have reduced 50% of my consumption of meat

    Posted by medusa 12 on 21 Sep 2020

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    Alan

    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 roasted, yum.

    Posted by Alan on 21 Sep 2020

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    Aussie5

    You are making me hungry, Alan.

    Posted by Aussie5 on 23 Sep 2020

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    Helen

    Meat intake reduced in favour of more fish but not considering excluding

    Posted by Helen on 21 Sep 2020

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    Helen

    Meat intake reduced, but not considering excluding

    Posted by Helen on 21 Sep 2020

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    Barry

    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.

    Posted by Barry on 21 Sep 2020

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    Cheeki Jnr

    I am vegan

    Posted by Cheeki Jnr on 20 Sep 2020

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    Seth

    I wouldn't call a meal 'complete' without meat, even though I'm not a really big meat eater. It's the way I grew up... dinner was always meat, veg and some form of carbs.

    Posted by Seth on 20 Sep 2020

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    Sadie

    I am not a fan of meat.

    Posted by Sadie on 19 Sep 2020

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    Tonyporritt

    We have reduced the meat and have become . 'almost' vegetarians and feel better for it.

    Posted by Tonyporritt on 19 Sep 2020

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    broni

    Mostly eat chicken

    Posted by broni on 18 Sep 2020

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    Aussie5

    Chicken is meat, broni.

    Posted by Aussie5 on 23 Sep 2020

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    Maria

    I eat more Fish & Veggies now instead of meat . I do eat meat but rarely

    Posted by Maria on 18 Sep 2020

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    3jays

    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.

    Posted by 3jays on 18 Sep 2020

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    Patricia

    Yes I don't eat red me

    Posted by Patricia on 18 Sep 2020

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    musicveg

    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 recipes. The planet cannot support a high meat eating human diet.

    Posted by musicveg on 17 Sep 2020

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    Shahanaj

    I have reduced carbohydrates only. I love meats and veges.

    Posted by Shahanaj on 17 Sep 2020

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    musicveg

    Wholefood carbs are good for you, we thrive on carbs especially the veggie ones.

    Posted by musicveg on 17 Sep 2020

  • [3] [1]
    Purvi

    I am a vegetarian, so no meat for us and family.

    Posted by Purvi on 17 Sep 2020

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    greengrass

    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..

    Posted by greengrass on 17 Sep 2020

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    Carolyn

    No that is family's Lively hood I don't a lot but being anaemi The doctor would like me to eat more.

    Posted by Carolyn on 17 Sep 2020

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    Groove45

    I've only cut back because meat is so expensive these days. So no I would never completely cut out meat from my diet.

    Posted by Groove45 on 17 Sep 2020

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    No prerefrence

    No.The amount I have currently seems to be suffiecient.

    Posted by No prerefrence on 17 Sep 2020

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    Mardi

    I’m pretty much a no meat whole food plant based eater

    Posted by Mardi on 17 Sep 2020

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    Ralph

    No. I have always have a balance diet.

    Posted by Ralph on 17 Sep 2020

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    coaster

    No and when I did due to the cost of meat my iron levels dropped so low I was becoming anaemic. I am certainly not into any of these new diets like vegan, vegetarian, etc. Moderation in all things.

    Posted by coaster on 17 Sep 2020

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    squeekums1

    No, no plans to either. I like the taste

    Posted by squeekums1 on 16 Sep 2020

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    robert

    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 .

    Posted by robert on 16 Sep 2020

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    coaster

    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.

    Posted by coaster on 17 Sep 2020

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    Paul

    eliminated beef pork lamb some years ago mainly have chicken -lot less fat

    Posted by Paul on 16 Sep 2020

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    Stephen

    To be honest I just maintain a healthy balance of all foods. meats /vegetables and fruits simple

    Posted by Stephen on 15 Sep 2020

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    Chani35

    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

    Posted by Chani35 on 14 Sep 2020

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    coaster

    Yep, agree.

    Posted by coaster on 17 Sep 2020

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    Aussie5

    Well said Chani35. I definitely agree with your comments.

    Posted by Aussie5 on 15 Sep 2020

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    David

    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 to diversify.

    Posted by David on 14 Sep 2020

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    coaster

    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 to everyone.

    Posted by coaster on 17 Sep 2020

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    ere

    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.

    Posted by ere on 17 Sep 2020

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    algemyone

    Then you also believe your god made arsenic, viruses, etc? Doesn't mean you have to eat them. People are meat too.......

    Posted by algemyone on 23 Sep 2020

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    leggo

    Computer said No.

    Posted by leggo on 21 Sep 2020

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