Just wonder if there are any vegetarians out there, so I thought I would start a roll call. Vegetarians don't eat red meat, chicken or fish....vegans don't eat all that but also don't eat dairy products or eggs. Flexitarians primarily eat vegetarian, but may stray to meat every now and then.
Besides a roll call, I thought if anyone wants to just chat, ask questions, etc. I'm pretty well studied on vegetarian nutrition and vegan alternatives.
Me first. I became vegetarian for health reasons in 1992, but would eat meat around the holidays only, so really I was "flexitarian", but I don't label myself anything really.
I am now "nearly vegan" (I say "nearly" because every blue moon when there's no vegan options at a restaurant I'll go ovo-lacto...hypocrisy I know, but it is what it is), since Sept. 2009 for not only my health, but because I love animals and detest factory farming and 99% of animals are factory farmed. This includes not only my diet, but my lifestyle as well, not buying leather, wool, products that have been tested on animals or that contain animal products such as candles, soaps, cleaners, etc.