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Carnivore

Carnivore
A carnivore is someone who eats meat and flesh. This can include things like beef, pork, lamb and fish.

Pros
Meat is a good source of protein and other vital vitamins. It is also a great addition to any meal and I mean how can you not enjoy the taste of meat?

Cons
It can lead to high cholesterol and can also lead to excessive weight gain.

Supporters

idealmikey

I eat meat but I'm not a Carnivore!

I eat meat but that doesn't make me a Carnivore! I'm not a bloody animal! A dinosaur! I'm a human being! And I eat meat but I'm not a bloody Carnivore! Being a meat eater doesn't make you a Carnivore. Carnivore's are Carnivorous. People are not carnivorous! Rant over. I do love a good steak or a juicy burger when I'm hungry. And no amount of vegetables (or quorn burgers) are ever going to be able to replace or make up for the delicious taste and texture that you get in a good t-bone or rump steak! I think that we was supposed to eat animals anyway. Else why else would God have made them taste so good!? :D
Posted by idealmikey on 07-06-2017
Shortie

I am a meat person.

As much as I do say that I am a meat person, I am only a meat person for certain meats such as turkey, ham, chicken and bacon. It's very rare I will eat any kind of red meat aside from bacon a lot of the time. I could never go without meat as I love chicken and turkey far too much. I remember having a friend who was a vegetarian and I believe she made that move because her Mu pushed her to as she always complained about how she missed eating chicken.
Posted by Shortie on 07-04-2017
TheArticulate

Health Choices Aside...

I suppose you could call me a carnivore. I enjoy meat, in particular fish and seafood, and I don't know that I could remove them from my diet even if I really wanted to. My sister is a vegetarian, and I think it's a very healthy lifestyle choice. The only problem for me is that I don't like many vegetables due to texture. I cannot stand the texture of a lot of vegetables, and hence don't eat them very often.
Posted by TheArticulate on 07-05-2017
Mehano

Meat, meat!

The easiest choice ever. I love meat. I would hate to only be able to eat non-meat products or even worse if I'd be a vegan, no animal products.

Vegetarianism just isn't for me. I absolutely adore having a nice grilled piece of chicken meat, or a nice juicy steak as a part of my meal. It elevates the whole dish to a new level and adds so much flavor.

On top of it all, meat is good for you and your body. If you wouldn't eat it, you'd lose so many proteins and other things which you would have to somehow substitute.

Posted by Mehano on 07-03-2017
AlexHarris

Nicu

I could not imagine life without meat. I envy people who become vegetarians after experiencing the God sent substance that is meat. Meat for me is something equivalent to sugar no matter how long you stay away you'll always come back.
Posted by AlexHarris on 07-04-2017
BigDreamer

I eat meat

I am a carnivore, I like to eat meat. There is nothing like a good steak or a juicy hamburger. I do enjoy vegetables, but they are a side dish to my meat.
Posted by BigDreamer on 07-03-2017
lilac123

Everything in moderation

I eat meat almost every day, mainly because I enjoy the taste and because my family enjoys eating meat as well, and not necessarily because of the health benefits. I have tried being a vegetarian/vegan in the past but it didn't work out too well for me because I couldn't eat a lot of the foods that I really enjoyed and I felt limited when I was eating with friends/family. Although eating a lot of meat can cause health problems, I try to eat everything in moderation so I still eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and whole grains.
Posted by lilac123 on 07-04-2017
WildSpirit

My team

I'm from the meat team and there's no doubt about that. :-)

I already tried to be a vegetarian some years ago, but the things didn't work out very well and the most that I got was only 2 or 3 weeks, haha! Being a vegetarian is extremely difficult. :-(

Posted by WildSpirit on 07-03-2017
BeardedMamba

Must eat meat.

I can't imagine myself being a vegetarian. I'm not a fan of vegetables, especially when I was young. But now I eat vegetables every now and then. But I always love meat. I love different kinds of meat, burger, steak and etc. I don't know if I'll survive without eating meat.
Posted by BeardedMamba on 07-04-2017
peachpurple

Twice a week meats

My family has to eat meat but we don't eat meats daily. We have meat dishes twice a week. Usually on dish of meat mixed with veggies or tofu.

Without meats, my kids would feel weak and hungry most of the time. However, there are times when we ran out of meats for a month because didn't go grocery shopping and meat price had hiked up.

Posted by peachpurple on 07-04-2017
simplym

I love all sorts of meat!

I can't let go of my meats. I love all sorts of meats, but nothing wrong with eating with vegetables.
Posted by simplym on 07-04-2017
lushlala

I LOVE meat too much to give it up!

Nah, I'm a firm carnivore and don't see that changing any time soon. I love meat of all types, too; whether it's red or white meat, I LOVE it. A meal is never complete without meat for me. I've seen two of my friends try to be vegetarian and vegan respectively and it was so funny for me because they'd cheat and cave in to their cravings ALL THE TIME. I guess my sentiment is to each their own!
Posted by lushlala on 07-04-2017
arachnophobik

I like to have both but...

I like to have both on one plate, but if I were to choose between only one of them, I would choose the meat. The meat has great taste, has good amounts of protein, and is very versatile as you can cook thousands of meals with it and it will all taste different from one another. Vegetables on the other hand, mostly just taste the same.
Posted by arachnophobik on 07-04-2017
StolenKid

Meat lover

the proteins that the meat has could not be EVER replaced by synthetic protein or the proteins that vegetables have, besides, the taste of the meat is just, unique, I love it.
Posted by StolenKid on 07-04-2017
wallet

Always meat

I will never be a vegan, that's for sure because I love to eat meat. We have no meal without containing meat. I don't know how vegans can live without a barbecue with sheep meat or some chicken skewers. We are omnivores this is our nature, besides there are no vegan sources of the essential nutrient vitamin B12.
Posted by wallet on 07-04-2017
BatmanWayne

You can't live without bacon

I like meat, it is a good food and I love it in almost every food, I like to eat toast bread with eggs and bacon in the breakfast, a good plate of rice with a steak and a salad for lunch, and a tasty meal for the dinner like a hot dog, a hamburger or a shawarma. I like to eat meat because my family loves to cook meat and the flavor of it is irresistible. Also, Bacon, I mean, bacon please, bacon is the best!
Posted by BatmanWayne on 07-04-2017
joegirl

Meat for me,thanks!

I am a meat person. Vegetables are also a healthy source of diet but in my opinion removing meat products completely from your diet is just a tad drastic. If meat is consumed in moderation, it makes a balanced diet and eliminates potential health issues. If the argument is meat procurement harms animals in a brutal way, then a lot of other foods should not be eaten as well because they also comes from animals.
Posted by joegirl on 07-04-2017
zeedollar

Am with the lions here

Seriously i cant imagine my self going on a vegetarian diet even for a whole week. I know vegetable are healthy but must i be restricted to just it. I love to eat meat but still add some vegetables to my food. The taste of meat especially well cooked is simply irresistible.
Posted by zeedollar on 07-09-2017
Marvadaum

Meat!

While I can definitely understand vegetarians and I do think they provide us with reasonable arguments most of the time I simply can't see myself staying away from meat. I believe a healthy life is based on a diversified diet and that includes meat. The best protein available (After eggs that is)
Posted by Marvadaum on 08-07-2017
fishmonk

Carnivorous guy here

I love meat. In fact, I cannot be a vegetarian at all. I find the need to get my proteins from meats. I love poultry, pork, beef, mutton, and lamb. I enjoy cooking meats too as there are many ways to make delicious dishes.
Posted by fishmonk on 08-07-2017
Eboudreau17

Meat!

I love eating meat so much, especially when it is made just right and the taste it just perfect. I could not imagine me being a vegetarian, also because I have grown up around meat my whole life. My whole family are meat eaters as well as hunters and fishers, we love our meat. I just love burgers and bacon too much to give it up. Personally, in my opinion, I believe that certain animals were put here for us to consume. That is not to say that I don't think about what had to be done for me to be able to eat this meat and it does make me sad when I think about it because I am a huge animal lover. But to me, we got to survive, and not all of us want to do it on fruits and veggies, but that's just my opinion.
Posted by Eboudreau17 on 08-12-2017
wiseagent

It's complicated.

I remember that sometimes I've tried to enter the world of vegetarians, but it's a world that really wasn't made for me (I have only been able to resist eating meat for only a few days).

For those who have always been accustomed to eating meat, it takes a very serious nutritional education (not counting willpower) to be able to change so radically.

Posted by wiseagent on 08-30-2017
Kakashi2020

Roar

I'm a certified Carnivore and I just can't survive with vegetables, but I do eat veggies too. Meat is a staple to my diet and my favorite are Chicken, Pork and Beef. It's a good source of protein and it makes me strong.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 02-21-2018
EfficientNinja

Meat is life

I don't really like the taste of most of the vegetables. Meat is way tastier and makes you feel full after eating. It is more satisfying to eat meat meals because of their taste and texture. I think I can never switch to being a vegetarian.
Posted by EfficientNinja on 04-21-2018
ajahcuizon

Proteeein

Meat is a good source of protein for our body. It gives us the strength to enhance our muscles for our daily lives. I eat meat because it is a part of our daily consumption here in our country. I can say that we cannot pass a day without meat. Our meal will not be complete without meat.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 11-06-2018

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Vegetarian

Vegetarian
A vegetarian is someone who doesn't eat meat or fish because that is a decision that person made. Meals consist of vegetables, fruit etc.

Pros
Vegetarian meals tend to be a lot healthier as it means a lower risk of developing high blood pressure, several forms of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity because these diets are usually lower in fat and higher in fiber.

Cons
You can lose weight quickly but this will mean that you may have less energy. You may also suffer from malnutrition.

Supporters

sspi

Hate meat

I hate meat, and so even though veggies are not my favorite I still prefer to vote for a vegetarian diet. I cannot stand the fact that animals get killed so that we can consume meat, when there are so many other kinds of foods that we can indulge in.
Posted by sspi on 07-04-2017
centurion

Vegetables are good for health

In this world there have huge and huge vegetarians are available. Vegetarians only take vegetables for the safety and security of their heart and body. Vegetables are always easily digestible, very much helpful for eye condition and body condition also.

Thanks Centurion

Posted by centurion on 07-04-2017
Alexa

It's a lifestyle choice

I choose to be vegetarian so I know where my food has come from and also know it can be healthier.

The problem with processed meat is that it maybe full of ingredients that you don't know about or what effects they can cause.

Posted by Alexa on 07-03-2017
Denis_P

Vegan

Let's get the dreaded statement out of the way, yes I'm a vegan. That being said, I don't choose to be vegan for health reasons or because I don't like meat. I was always quite healthy (even though now I feel even healthier) and I was a pretty big meat lover. I loved nothing more than buffalo wings with some beer or a nice fat steak for dinner. However, when I became a Buddhist the morality of eating meat began to dawn on me. For one thing I cannot support the suffering which goes on in factory farms, and I choose not to. And living in a rural area, I could raise happy chickens and pigs in a nice environment but I can't bring myself to bring their lives to a violent end just to satisfy my own taste buds.
Posted by Denis_P on 07-04-2017
EJ Burg

a healthy life

I became a veterinarian a couple of years ago and haven't looked back since. I find that after making this lifestyle choice that I find myself healthier and find it more that sufficient for my body. So basically it came down to, well if my body doesn't need meat then why eat meat?
Posted by EJ Burg on 07-04-2017
Happyflowerlady

I am an omnivore, but going with the vegetarian si

I do not think that I would be happy at all trying to live on just meat like a carnivore does. While I do eat some meat, I have most of my food as fresh and raw as possible to get the healthy enzymes from the food. I eat a lot of veggies and salads, and some fruits and some meat or fish. I also use dairy products; but sparingly. One that I mainly use is kefir; because it is the best probiotic that you can use that is natural. If I look at a picture of a bloody rabbit, and another picture of a bowl of red strawberries, the picture of the rabbit does not make me hungry at all. In fact it disgusts me; so I think that I am more naturally a vegetarian than a meat eater.
Posted by Happyflowerlady on 07-03-2017
Wubwub

would like to be vegetarian

I have been strongly considering becoming a vegetarian in the past few years because I feel too disconnected to the meat I'm eating. By the time we all see the meat it's already been cut up and packaged at the supermarket and lately it's made me feel strange about eating meat that way. I also think just eating vegetables doesn't make you miss you on much of anything and it's the healthier option so I am going with vegetarian even though as of now I still eat meat.
Posted by Wubwub on 11-02-2018
Barida

Vegetables.

I enjoy eating vegetables as that is one of the ways that you can enjoy some good nutrients that comes with it. This is something that you will find pretty difficult when we are talking about the people that enjoy eating more of meat.
Posted by Barida on 11-21-2018

Comments

explorerx7
I am in between the two. I believe that both are essential for human development and I don't subscribe to the notion that we should discard one or the other. Both meat and vegetable each contains certain essential nutrients for our wellbeing. Man was made to consume both groups of food and this has been so from the beginning of time. Everything that we may do in life, has a point to which it's not good to exceed. Therefore, we should be aware that we should indulge in moderation.
Posted by explorerx7 on 07-03-2017
VintageRose
Why not both? Humans are neither carnivores nor vegetarians, we're omnivores. We are suited to eat almost every kind of food and we take nutritional benefits from each of them, therefore sticking to just one type of food is simply not healthy, and even counterproductive.
Posted by VintageRose on 07-03-2017
hermessantos
I also have the same opinion as you!
Posted by hermessantos on 07-05-2017
kgord
I love meat so I don't think I would be happy as a vegetarian, but by the same token, I don;t eat a lot of meat. I prefer alternative protein sources. I eat meat when I absolutely need to, or I have a yen for it. I prefer to be as vegetarian as possible.
Posted by kgord on 07-03-2017
vinaya
I am not a carnivorous or vegetarian. I am mix of both. I eat meat as well as vegetable. People like me are called omnivorous, someone who eats meat as well as plant. I think the food we eat should be a mixture of meat and vegetables. Meat products are necessary for the body, so are vegetables. Meat is a great source of protein, however, plant is good with fiber and minerals.
Posted by vinaya on 07-03-2017
Neiltarquin
Humans are natural Omnivore. We need meat and vegetables on our daily diet. I prefer to have both on my diet becuase it is always considered as a balanced meal. Plus my options are not limited unlike if I'm going to choose one side of the food group.
Posted by Neiltarquin on 07-03-2017
kaka135
I eat both meat and vegetables, but I tend to eat vegetables more since I was young. Though I always like to eat vegetables and must have vegetables for all meals, I do not think I will be vegetarian in near future as once in a while, I will eat meat as well. I also think it's good to eat fish, though some said meat products might not be good for our health as the animals are not raised naturally nowadays.
Posted by kaka135 on 07-03-2017
Okaviator
I'll take being vegetarian any day over being a carnivore. I've seen to many bad side effects of eating meat. Ever since becoming a vegetarian, these past two years have been an amazing journey. I just feel like I constantly have more energy than when I used to eat meat.
Posted by Okaviator on 07-03-2017
morgoodie
I have to say I love meat and am not sure that I could live without it forever. I love vegetables too and I could go a couple of days a week without meat and I wouldn't perish. I like to have a variety of foods and like to switch up the meats that I serve at dinner for my family.
Posted by morgoodie on 07-03-2017
reginafalange
I won't pick a side cause I eat both things. I'm not a 100% fan of red meat; I eat it sometimes because I have no other option, but I would rather eat more chicken and fish. I love salads and some days that can be one of my meals during the day, and I go happily with it.
Posted by reginafalange on 07-03-2017
galegatling
Same here. I eat both things as well so I won't be playing favoritism. In our country, you can't be picky since poverty is affecting us real hard. Whatever food available in the market, we tend to buy it. Not all meat are bad though. Sometimes we eat them both. :)
Posted by galegatling on 07-04-2017
Lizzyib
There have been debates similar to this before on superiorthan.com and I've always not chosen a side on purpose. There are days when I don't eat meat and its a conscious decision to do so. There are other days that I do consume meat products and those are days that I'm feeling tired and feel I am lacking something nutritionally.
Posted by Lizzyib on 07-03-2017
amitkokiladitya
I'm a vegetarian but eat eggs. It is not that I hate non vegetarians but eating meat is something I can never do personally. Although I have tried many times but have failed as soon as saw muscles coming out. And not to forget the bad smell that comes from the mouth after eating flesh. All these things keep me away from it.
Posted by amitkokiladitya on 07-04-2017
JMS
Lately, I've been having a problem eating meat. I have still eaten it though. As I like the taste of meat I don't really want to give it up. The problem that I have been having is thinking about the animal that the meat has come from. It is a danger for me to identify with the animal and think of the life they led. Then I feel guilty and can't bear the taste or texture in my mouth.

Other times though, I can put those thoughts out of my way and eat meat quite happily. I have actually lost weight by eating meat. What I gave up were carbohydrates. Carbs take two days to get used up in the body and after the body has used up the carbs (which it turns to sugar for energy) it then uses the sugar we have consumed for energy. When I want to lose a few pounds, I just cut out carbs and sugar and I lose weight very quickly. A lot of vegetables contain carbs and fruit contains sugar so it means that when I diet I just eat meat for a few days and watch the weight drop off.
Posted by JMS on 07-04-2017
Corzhens
Our stand with food is variety and moderation. I have to admit that I am overweight but it's not a reason for me to turn vegetarian. We are meat eaters at home but we also have vegetables most of the time, maybe the ratio is 4 days meat and 3 days vegetables. My belief in life is to enjoy it while we can and meat is one kind of food that makes me happy especially the beef steak, fried pork belly, roasted chicken and lamb chops. But as I said, it is a variety so there are vegetables as side dish to the food I have mentioned.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-04-2017
overcast
I think everything has to be consumed in moderation. We need best of both worlds. And that is how we are going to build ourselves. I have learned that being vegetarian is easy these days. There are lot of options. But meat is also requirement for me. So I am not going to give up on that. I do think that sometimes I have to choose what to eat and not to in that case and keep things in moderation.
Posted by overcast on 07-04-2017
hermessantos
I am carnivorous and I am also very adept at feeding on vegetables. Usually I eat only chicken in my day to day, red meat only a few times in the month.

Unlike many people, I do not criticize vegetagians or vegans. I think every person should eat what he likes.
Posted by hermessantos on 07-04-2017
freebird37
I eat meat and vegetables. I have often thought of stopping eating meat and will finally make that leap. I applaud all vegetarians for their discipline and beliefs. Being a vegetarian is a healthier lifestyle. I do wonder how I will integrate this in my life, I'm probably over-thinking it, you just simply stop eating meat and using animal fat, right? I love my hamburgers and my sandwiches with lunch meat and chicken even though I know that animals are killed in the making of it. That's the reason I want to convert.
Posted by freebird37 on 07-04-2017
Pixie
I believe in eating a balanced diet. I include small portions of meat in most of my dishes. I also consume salads and vegetables. As you said above meat is an important source of protein and since I can't consume soy and beans I have to get my protein from meat. I believe that as long as you consume meat in moderation there is nothing to fear.
Posted by Pixie on 07-04-2017
rage35
If I were to choose, I would go for vegetarian diet rather than being a carnivore. It's quite healthy to eat vegetables as compared to eating meat. There are proteins that can also be found in vegetables, not just only in meat. But the best thing to do is to have a balanced diet but since we were about to choose, then I'd go for vegetarian.
Posted by rage35 on 07-05-2017
RosieCheeks
I think, every kind of food( vegetarian and non-vegetarian) should be well-balanced in ones diet. You shouldnt overeat non-veg food, because it can lead to heart problems, due to a high concentration of cholesterol. Besides, there is an ecological factor. Nowadays far from being perfect ecology can seriously affect the quality of meat we consume. Therefore better to limit meat consumption till minimum. Fish, however, is more healthy than meat. In my case, I replaced meat with the fish. Fish itself is a great source of proteins and essential fatty acids. So, I can call myself vegetarian and moderate carnivore).
Posted by RosieCheeks on 07-06-2017
Linen
Honestly, this post reeks a bit of bias; I don't know how many humans are truly carnivorous. But I like and appreciate the presence of both meat and vegetables in my life - granted, it's mostly chicken that I really enjoy as far as meat goes, but meat is meat. I dislike most varieties of fish and find egg disgusting in most dishes. I usually prefer dairy - and to be more specific, cheese - a bit more than I enjoy meat itself, though.
Posted by Linen on 07-06-2017
lovely
Yes,cheese is much more healthy than some meats especially red meat,I. think taking cheese in moderation wouldn't be a bad intake for the body.Every consumption should be taken in moderation that way the body will able to digest any food properly.
Posted by lovely on 10-11-2018
rose thornes
Im not picky eater, I mostly eat anything edible. I eat vegetables and fish more than meat. I have no problem eating meat but I can't stand eating meat all the time its like too oily or fatty. Meat and vegetables are necessary in our diet to be heathy.
Posted by rose thornes on 07-16-2017
narutos3nn1n
I'm kinda picky and choosy on which vegetables to eat but I think I mostly eat all as long as its cooked and deliciously cooked. Probably I'm not a carnivore although I prefer eating more meat rather than leafy and other kinds of vegetables. Most of the time, I had meat on every menu I eat be it on lunch or dinner and including snacks in the afternoon as I avoid high fat foods. I avoid processed foods or any kind of foods that we're preserved chemically or store using aluminum foil packs at it was more or less preserved using salt which contributes to high amount of fats in our body.
Posted by narutos3nn1n on 09-13-2017
babyright
I will still prefer to take the carnivore food of fish and eggs since they contain a lot of vitamins and mineral nutrient and they will keep you healthy at all times also.
Posted by babyright on 02-27-2018
ion
Both. I love to eat meats and vegetables, It's really hard for me to choose between that, and honestly, I really love to eat, I don't know why i always feel hungry, but the good thing is, I'm not gaining any weight because of that. A lot nutrients coming from meats and vegetables which is our body needed and It's really hard to just get that by just eating meats only, or vegetables.
Posted by ion on 05-18-2018
lovely
I'm titling towards being a vegetarian since I'm on a weight loss journey, I'm really enjoying my veggies and fiber now. I have drastically reduced diary foods consumption. I'm trying to eliminate meat and fish from my food to avoid too much cholesterol in my diet.Going vegan helps reduce weight and help prevent diseases.
Posted by lovely on 10-11-2018
Corzhens
I agree that vegetables can help you lose weight and it is healthy to eat. We are meat eaters at home and it’s not that easy to shift to vegetables for the staple. But we are trying to eat more vegetables. Unfortunately in the recent weeks, our country was hit by a strong typhoon that the vegetable farms were destroyed. As an effect, the prices of vegetables soared to unaffordable levels.
Posted by Corzhens on 11-02-2018