YOU CAN, EAT GREEN AND LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER ( with the one you love:)
A quote from the Millionaire Matchmaker inspired me to write this post about dating to marry ( ? ). Patti Stanger CEO of the Millionaires Club, is a strong, charming, pretty, intelligent women with a great sense of humor and a whip at matching two lonely people ( who would other wise remain single ) Patti, is not a vegetarian but I beg the question can Urban Veggie Girls find happiness with a meat eater?
Diet is a term wrongly used to mean ( loss of food or less food intake ) when it really means:
1. The food choices I make
2. The amount of food I choose to consume
3. Whom I trust to prepare my food
4. Knowledge about where my food comes from and why that is important for my health, the health of those who depend on me to prepared their food and how that choice influences the environment - "Diet is a loaded word"
5. I am responsible for my diet ( the food I ingest )
I believe, If you are married and become a vegetarian - you can live happily with a husband or partner who is a meat date HOWEVER the more committed you become to vegetarian life style meaning:
I don't eat meat /poultry or fish for ethical / health/ and political reasons ( you may also include religious reasons ) the more difficult it could be to live with a person who is a devout meat eater.
Make sure to cleanse all areas in which meat /fish and poultry is prepared ( so that you are no inadvertently eating meat too.
Leave fresh fruit and veggies ( and their nutritious canned and frozen brethren around when fresh is not possible ) for your family to enjoy and try vegetarian takes (traditional ) meat recipes ( for example chili is traditionally made with meat, why not prepare this vegetarian chili below and serve to your family - encouraging more fruits and veggies in their diets.
If you are just starting to date someone who is not a vegetarian nor a vegan and this could be an issue of contention for you politely ask why he or she eats meat, if they have considered becoming a vegetarian and if your choice to live a life sans meat would negatively impact your new true love's style and or habits. Please remember - if I may use this term - "there are many fish in the sea" I feel confident you can find someone who loves, respects and trusts you who is a vegetarian / vegan too:)
Suggestion : Date to learn more about whom you are attracted to and to resolve - by experience the questions you have about why you are attracted to the people who catch your eye - not everyone I date I want to marry and not everyone with whom I ( think ) I want to marry I want to to be married to for a lifetime ( "Life" a long time ( just ask someone who is incarcerated:)
Living with a man who is a meat eater is hard - if there is a next go round I want to live with and love a vegetarian, explaining why I don't want to make a turkey at Thanksgiving would save a lot of time and energy:) How about a new twist, marry someone with whom you are in love with who respects and trusts you and if it is for life fine and if it does not last thats OK too ( we are promised today NOT tomorrow ) What was the saying: "You do your thing and I will do mine and "If by chance we find each other its beautiful":)