I. “Meat or No Meat?”
A. Is what came to mind when I woke up one morning unsatisfied with the foods I was putting in my body. Uneasy, I began to search for a healthier diet. That’s when I was exposed to Vegetarianism.
II. Unlike me at that time in my life, maybe you know someone who is vegetarian?
III. A. It may surprise you that you do. That Individual is me.
In the next few minutes I am going to discuss three aspects of vegetarianism. First I will explain what it is. Then I will discuss why people choose that lifestyle. Then finally, I will talk about steps you can take to transition and ultimately become vegetarian.
I. To start I will explain what Vegetarianism is.
A. Vegetarianism, according to Merriam-Webster’s online encyclopedia, is the theory or practice of living on a vegetarian diet.
1. It then goes on and defines Vegetarian as an herbivore, one who feeds on plants.
2. Therefore Vegetarianism is one who adopts a plant based diet.
II. While searching I came across VegetarianTimes.com. Titled “Vegetarianism in America”, studies show 7.3 Million Americans are Vegetarians and an additional 22.8 Million Americans follow a vegetarian-inclined diet.
A. Vegetarianism started to become a rising trend.
1. This was proven by the increase of The Vegetarian Times magazine sales.
2. From July to December in 2006, that same time period in 2007 sales boosted 19.4%
III. The two most common types of vegetarianism are Lacto-Vegetarianism and Veganism.
A. Author Maria Collazo-Clavell M.D. states on Mayoclinic.com provides the definition of both
Lacto-Vegetarianism and Veganism.
1. She acknowledges Lacto-vegetarianism as people who consume milk and milk products along with plant based foods. They omit eggs as well as meat, fish and poultry.
2. Tobey McGuire was quoted saying “I don’t like eating dead carcasses pumped full of chemicals and hormones. It’s not a moral thing. It’s logical to me not to eat that shit since I would get...