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Thu Jan 18, 2024, 04:21 PM Jan 18

How often do you eat meat / dairy? [View all]

As we all know switching to a more plant based diet is healthier for our bodies and the planet too, so just wanted to get an idea of how well it's caught on among DUers.

I've gradually cut down on meat and this year I'm moving one more step down, to the 'infrequently / special occasions' option. My goal is to get down to vegan but it is not easy!

179 votes, 4 passes | Time left: Unlimited
112 (63%)
12 (7%)
7 (4%)
Infrequently / on special occasions
9 (5%)
I'm a vegetarian
23 (13%)
I'm vegan
11 (6%)
Robb is a dingbat
5 (3%)
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I voted 1-2. Arthur_Frain Jan 18 #1
Well it is asking about eating not cooking but I get it redqueen Jan 18 #4
We all leftover, meat dish or no. Arthur_Frain Jan 18 #9
Ah no don't apologize for thinking! redqueen Jan 18 #22
Not sure claudette Jan 18 #2
Neither are vegan. maxsolomon Jan 18 #5
I know claudette Jan 18 #21
Eggs are one of the healthiest foods womanofthehills Jan 19 #80
👍 claudette Jan 19 #82
Honey is an animal product so strict vegans will not eat it. Coventina Jan 18 #28
True but claudette Jan 18 #31
You don't squeeze the honey out of them individually? maxsolomon Jan 18 #35
LOL! You got me to chuckle! Coventina Jan 18 #44
Harvesting honey responsibly Mossfern Jan 18 #30
Correct, it does not harm the hive, when done responsibly. Coventina Jan 18 #40
My Enslaved Hens RobinA Jan 19 #93
I am certain they are! Coventina Jan 19 #97
I believe honey is NOT vegan AZSkiffyGeek Jan 18 #38
Gelatin is critically different from honey. Coventina Jan 18 #41
Not vegan, and lapsed vegetarian, but that's been my understanding AZSkiffyGeek Jan 18 #47
I was told yeast is a species of fungi, not an animal, so OK for vegans. Coventina Jan 18 #50
If Milk Is Not Vegan RobinA Jan 19 #92
I think raising dairy cattle is also bad for the environment isn't it? redqueen Jan 18 #8
It is, from the standpoint that many resources go into the cows Coventina Jan 18 #29
Yes redqueen Jan 18 #32
It really is heartrending. Coventina Jan 18 #37
It is! I'm going to try vegan cheese soon redqueen Jan 18 #45
Not as bad as all the glyphosate & GMO's womanofthehills Jan 18 #76
the two are naturally linked 0rganism Jan 18 #36
They all end up in the slaughter house eventually, milk cows included. hunter Jan 18 #59
TBH - I prefer cow over human milk...YMMV..LOL LeftInTX Jan 19 #99
More often than we should leftieNanner Jan 18 #3
Vegetable soup is a good one. redqueen Jan 18 #10
Made some yesterday! leftieNanner Jan 18 #15
I average about 2 ounces of meat per day LeftInTX Jan 18 #6
Same, I was down to just chicken and dairy redqueen Jan 18 #13
I'm having a pork milkshake right now. Why do you ask? lame54 Jan 18 #7
Raw pork. Arthur_Frain Jan 18 #12
I'm actually impressed that if took 6 posts before the first snark redqueen Jan 18 #17
Thanks for the leftieNanner Jan 18 #18
Can't answer this poll Jilly_in_VA Jan 18 #11
What the heck is kafir . I detest yogart unless there is a lot of sugar. Srkdqltr Jan 18 #14
It's spelled kEfir claudette Jan 18 #26
I try to stay away from carbohydrates, they'll kill you. Emile Jan 18 #16
I thought so too. redqueen Jan 18 #20
It saved my life. Happy Hoosier Jan 18 #56
Every Day Happy Hoosier Jan 18 #19
About four years back, we made one change to our diet and removed 85% meat Torchlight Jan 18 #23
Same! I was so nervous thinking how much I'd miss my weekly chicken redqueen Jan 18 #27
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you sound like a lot of fun maxsolomon Jan 18 #34
That was super troll library girl. She seems to hate everyone NewHendoLib Jan 18 #43
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You seem to lack a real life, you've trolled (and not even well) this board for years, all for naught. #desperate&empty Celerity Jan 19 #85
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Hello. Back again I see. GP6971 Jan 19 #88
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Red meat rarely; cultured dairy (homemade yogurt) daily... hlthe2b Jan 18 #25
Like you, I gradually cut down on meat Big Blue Marble Jan 18 #33
I thought I would miss it, but I really don't redqueen Jan 18 #46
Just about every day. BlueTsunami2018 Jan 18 #39
Meat and dairy are two different things. Ms. Toad Jan 18 #42
I was keto for a while redqueen Jan 18 #48
It depends on the reason, and how extreme you are. Ms. Toad Jan 18 #53
Yep that's what I was doing too redqueen Jan 18 #61
For me, it is the most effective. Ms. Toad Jan 18 #71
I drink a cup of coffee most every day, I use half & half in it, so a daily dairy. irisblue Jan 18 #49
I drink coffee every day with half-&-half in it. I'm a cheese connoisseur, too. Yummm. Hekate Jan 18 #51
Dairy nearly every day; meat never Wicked Blue Jan 18 #52
I'm the lead lab tech in a large cultured dairy facility in the Midwest NickB79 Jan 18 #54
If you have anything to do with Daisy cottage cheese or Lifeway kefir, you have my thanks. highplainsdem Jan 18 #70
Does fish count as meat? Mossfern Jan 18 #55
At least 2 times every day. patphil Jan 18 #57
I still eat meat every day but smaller portions than I used to. meadowlander Jan 18 #58
Meat is heavy, so that it is why I usually treat it secondary. LeftInTX Jan 19 #101
4 years carnivore Barry Markson Jan 18 #60
I'm mostly vegetarian. My wife is vegetarian approaching vegan. hunter Jan 18 #62
Basically every meal Zeitghost Jan 18 #63
I eat meat every single day, and usually at least 2X a day ExWhoDoesntCare Jan 18 #64
Every hour on the hour...... lastlib Jan 18 #65
Did not vote malaise Jan 18 #66
I haven't eaten red meat in over 40 years. Phoenix61 Jan 18 #67
Just about every meal, since you asked about dairy. My diet is basically paleo plus dairy. highplainsdem Jan 18 #68
Chicken maceration VGNonly Jan 18 #69
The cruelty involved in so much of these industries was a big motivator for me redqueen Jan 19 #91
There are devices VGNonly Jan 19 #98
Never. flvegan Jan 18 #72
Hey, was hoping to see you here! redqueen Jan 19 #90
You're welcome flvegan Jan 19 #107
Just a consideration: NutmegYankee Jan 18 #73
I start nearly every day with a bowl of yogurt and fruit... mike_c Jan 18 #74
Twice daily typically Amishman Jan 18 #75
It's hard for people with osteopenia to get enough spooky3 Jan 18 #77
I will never go vegan meow2u3 Jan 18 #78
Flesh products, never. Dairy is down to 2-4/month. Maru Kitteh Jan 18 #79
the day i get gravy from a carrot..... pansypoo53219 Jan 19 #81
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I'm thinking of raising rabbits to supply the family with neat Kaleva Jan 19 #83
Being a long haul truck driver makes it near to impossible to not eat meat, MarineCombatEngineer Jan 19 #86
I eat mostly venison, fish and eggs madville Jan 19 #95
Venison is delicious. shrike3 Jan 19 #102
Signs of asymptomatic Coronary Artery Disease turned me 98% plant-based/vegan seleff Jan 19 #96
You do have to work hard to be a vegan. I know a few. shrike3 Jan 19 #103
We eat meat, but rarely dairy. shrike3 Jan 19 #100
Dairy is daily (cappuccinos need milk); meat is 2/3 times per week. brooklynite Jan 19 #104
Due to allergies to Soy, most Dairy, wheat products, and Legumes... ProudMNDemocrat Jan 19 #105
RSO rso Jan 19 #106
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