10 Struggles Of Being Vegetarian
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10 Struggles Of Being Vegetarian

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10 Struggles Of Being Vegetarian
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Anyone who was born a vegetarian or became one later on in life will know that there are some daily struggles we all face. Of course, many of them are things that people have to experience in order to understand, which makes explaining them to non-vegetarians difficult sometimes. Well to make that easier, here are 10 struggles that vegetarians have!

1. When people feel bad for you, as if it's a curse & you're suffering

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2F-MJMdxoFsaW0%2FU1QlyKi6uYI%2FAAAAAAAARrE%2F2EYxJKLzNmA%2Fs1600%2F23.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2F4.bp.blogspot.com&s=695&h=5e2af8c62221ad992e8e610b37757c1f032d1a5902803f82c8688c9f90850940&size=980x&c=3823759514 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252F-MJMdxoFsaW0%252FU1QlyKi6uYI%252FAAAAAAAARrE%252F2EYxJKLzNmA%252Fs1600%252F23.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252F4.bp.blogspot.com%26s%3D695%26h%3D5e2af8c62221ad992e8e610b37757c1f032d1a5902803f82c8688c9f90850940%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3823759514%22%7D" expand=1]Sorry, but I don't need your pity. Being a vegetarian is my decision and I'm completely fine with it.

2. "So what do you eat... like fruit, vegetables, and tofu?"

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffc18989ae822867d00db519c2b9340a4%2Ftumblr_inline_mi32zuHWHh1qz4rgp.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia.tumblr.com&s=956&h=d6e1dd2390aad9b2fb02d1552dad5edf8c902a2e5787b44eb534239bfdee4411&size=980x&c=1450512868 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffc18989ae822867d00db519c2b9340a4%252Ftumblr_inline_mi32zuHWHh1qz4rgp.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fmedia.tumblr.com%26s%3D956%26h%3Dd6e1dd2390aad9b2fb02d1552dad5edf8c902a2e5787b44eb534239bfdee4411%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1450512868%22%7D" expand=1]Yes, because it's not like there are hundreds of other foods out there or anything.

3. When you have to order the same foods over and over because all the other options have meat

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Pshhhhhh, of course this salad is delicious! *continues to chew and dies internally*

4. Feeling left out when your friends order sushi, chicken, pepperoni pizza, etc.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Falbums%2Fp545%2Fsatoriie%2Fjennadiet.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fi1155.photobucket.com&s=314&h=122967e774fc140133b3cc3ee81b37c3095658ee978bb262b80a561881276154&size=980x&c=4060044235 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Falbums%252Fp545%252Fsatoriie%252Fjennadiet.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fi1155.photobucket.com%26s%3D314%26h%3D122967e774fc140133b3cc3ee81b37c3095658ee978bb262b80a561881276154%26size%3D980x%26c%3D4060044235%22%7D" expand=1]So you just awkwardly sit there and do nothing while your stomach growls.

5. "So like, you can't wear Uggs, right?"

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Fwww.elfarandi.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F01%2Faburridogif.gif%3Fresize%3D600%2C415&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fi0.wp.com&s=684&h=038e02b2dc4788265474bbbd0b4e3d1d7454f592da8039a2cf0421c3b3ebde36&size=980x&c=1266965113 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Fwww.elfarandi.com%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2015%252F01%252Faburridogif.gif%253Fresize%253D600%252C415%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fi0.wp.com%26s%3D684%26h%3D038e02b2dc4788265474bbbd0b4e3d1d7454f592da8039a2cf0421c3b3ebde36%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1266965113%22%7D" expand=1]Yes, and we also can't carry around plastic bags, shampoo/condition our hair, use toothpaste, have tires for our cars, or color with crayons.

6. When the whole entire room starts to smell like meat

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Fmedia%2F3oEduGbEKWpxgnELq8%2Fgiphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.giphy.com&s=154&h=a067615748fd7a640546195c38c4af3073695d9a41e1814baddf3de50a459b49&size=980x&c=263551937 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Fmedia%252F3oEduGbEKWpxgnELq8%252Fgiphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fmedia.giphy.com%26s%3D154%26h%3Da067615748fd7a640546195c38c4af3073695d9a41e1814baddf3de50a459b49%26size%3D980x%26c%3D263551937%22%7D" expand=1]I'll be nice and try to not say anything, but as soon as everyone leaves the room, I'll be whipping out my Febreze!

7. Not wanting to travel abroad to certain places because you know there won't be many foods you can eat there

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Fmedia%2F3o85xJjo7hg5S3LDlm%2Fgiphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia.giphy.com&s=264&h=4af09f2dbf594a3a35252afe8dca3a798077fadfc5bddc10be9445c02cc8ba95&size=980x&c=404424355 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Fmedia%252F3o85xJjo7hg5S3LDlm%252Fgiphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fmedia.giphy.com%26s%3D264%26h%3D4af09f2dbf594a3a35252afe8dca3a798077fadfc5bddc10be9445c02cc8ba95%26size%3D980x%26c%3D404424355%22%7D" expand=1]Don't get me wrong--I love all countries! It's just that being a vegetarian would be challenging in places like China, Russia, Japan, etc. where meat is served often.

8. Having to make sure there's no meat in your food every time you order

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2F8d5d4b4c4508ae73fd9d38f0d5739f4a%2Ftumblr_inline_nbk8inpKh41qznh6r.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2F33.media.tumblr.com&s=201&h=f677d1a49b0beda867ad45d8a205ba24aa80e64cdd438c8e542b1fdc60a9ffeb&size=980x&c=2815056911 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252F8d5d4b4c4508ae73fd9d38f0d5739f4a%252Ftumblr_inline_nbk8inpKh41qznh6r.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252F33.media.tumblr.com%26s%3D201%26h%3Df677d1a49b0beda867ad45d8a205ba24aa80e64cdd438c8e542b1fdc60a9ffeb%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2815056911%22%7D" expand=1]Because there's bound to be a time when you order a burrito with beans and instead, they give you one with beef. Ugh.

9. "I tried to be a vegetarian once... then I saw a hamburger"

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Fmedia%2FO0cnJyVbx9MeQ%2Fgiphy.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia0.giphy.com&s=677&h=abc9a9808f59509877d841d691cbd4315cc655b04a3c436064b49ae5df37f49b&size=980x&c=917233723 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Fmedia%252FO0cnJyVbx9MeQ%252Fgiphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fmedia0.giphy.com%26s%3D677%26h%3Dabc9a9808f59509877d841d691cbd4315cc655b04a3c436064b49ae5df37f49b%26size%3D980x%26c%3D917233723%22%7D" expand=1]Ok, well obviously you didn't try hard enough... seriously, being a vegetarian is possible if you truly care about not eating animals.

10. Accidentally eating meat & feeling disgusted, guilty, & sick

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