15 Comments You Give Vegetarians They DEFINITELY Haven't Gotten A Million Times Before

15 Comments You Give Vegetarians They DEFINITELY Haven't Gotten A Million Times Before

Please, we beg of you, stop making these comments.
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Making the choice to become a vegetarian is personal. Of course, there are amazing benefits such as overall better health and exhibiting justice for animals, so we will definitely be ready to share those findings with you. However, it can get highly annoying, not to mention even a little awkward, when people relentlessly ask me the same vegetarian questions that I have already answered for them every time that I come around. I completely understand that people are inquisitive, but there comes a point when the questions can seem condescending. It's really no big deal that I do not eat meat; so please stop making it seem like one.

Here are 15 comments that all vegetarians are totally sick of hearing.

1. "So, do you eat fish?"

No. I'm a vegetarian, not a pescatarian.

2. "You can still drink milk, right?"

Yes. Again, I'm a vegetarian, not vegan.

3. "It must be so awkward for you to eat out."

Um... no not at all.

4. "Do you miss meat?"

For the tenth time, no I don't. If I did, then I wouldn't be a vegetarian anymore.

5. "Do you realize that animals are still being killed whether you are eating them or not?

Yes, I'm not naive. I am simply choosing not to condone that behavior by not supporting massive meat industries. Anyways, there are health benefits to not eating meat too.

6. "Doesn't this *insert piece of meat* look sooooo good?!?"

No, it does not...and I would greatly appreciate if you would stop waving it in front of my face.

7. "Just for clarification, you don't eat fish?"

No, no fish!

8. "Hey, you're a vegetarian, so you can't eat that."

Thank you for point out the obvious, but it is definitely unnecessary for you to announce to the entire room that I am a vegetarian when the main course of this home-cooked meal is meat.

9. "Should I make you something special?"

I greatly appreciate that you asked, but I am not trying to cause any trouble. You do not have to make an entirely separate main dish for me.

10. "Your bones are probably weak because of your lack of protein."

First of all, there are several sources of protein that are not meat. Second, I did not point out to you the fact that your meat-laden diet increases your risk for heart disease, so please let me just live my life and I'll let you live yours.

11. "Will your kids be vegetarians?"

If my children want to be, then yes.

12. "Are you planning to be a vegetarian for the rest of your life?"

I never even planned on becoming a vegetarian in the first place; it just happened. Who knows what tomorrow will bring?

13. "How can you just cut something out of your life like that?"

The same way that anyone cuts anything out of their life.

14. "What do you even eat on Thanksgiving?"

Well, there are plenty of delicious sides that do not involve meat, so probably a few of those.

15. "Sorry, but you can't eat that because it has meat in it."

I am well-aware, and please do not feel "sorry" for me.

Cover Image Credit: Kelsey Dietrich

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9 Things All Mexican Food Addicts Know All Too Well

Don't come between me and my Mexican food.
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In the city I grew up in, there is a Mexican restaurant just about every five miles. They are the after school hangouts and first date go-to's for most of the kids here, especially the high school girls.

I know the servers at my favorite one know my order almost every time I go in there (at least once a week). However, a lot of people apparently get tired of eating Mexican food about twice a week... but I sure don't. If you are a Mexican food addict like me, I am sure you know at least a few of these yourself.

1. Cheese dip tastes like heaven and you have to have it.

That amazing creamy white cheese dip put on a perfectly salted chip is enough to make your day better. Forget the actual food---we'd be content living off of cheese dip and chips for the rest of our lives. Our restaurant trip is not complete without an order of it and if you are lucky enough to get your favorite waiter, maybe even get a large bowl for the night.

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2. You never have to look at the menu.



We know when we decide to go what we are having and it is probably the exact same plate we order each time. I am sure the servers laugh after I order some days because there is only three things I rotate between. My burrito is always my go-to, unless I am feeling fancy.

3. Some of the servers know who you are when you walk in the door.

Either by first name or by order they know us. You are the ones that they tell to pick your own seat and already have your drink order placed by the time you sit down.

4. Your boyfriend/ girlfriend puts you on Mexican restaurant restriction on date night.


You drag them there so much, they get tired of eating there. So much so, they flat out say no when you ask to go there on date night. I mean, how does someone get tired of Mexican food to begin with though?

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5. You can hum some of the songs that come on.

We may not know what they are saying in the song, but we know the song---trust us. We are in there so much we remember them. Don't ask any questions when we start humming.

6. You "have" a parking spot.

Do not park in my parking spot that is not actually my parking spot, but is my parking spot. Got it? Just do not do it. That starts my meal bad when you take my normal spot.

7. You used to hangout there all the time after school.

It was the hangout spot. Forget the nasty school lunch--- everyone goes to eat Mexican after school. It's the cool thing to do and it started your addiction.

8. You always want to introduce new people to your favorite restaurant.

Oh, you aced that exam? Let's go eat at this amazing Mexican restaurant I love! We always want to find people to go there to eat with so we always introduce new people to it.

9. People always pick on you about your addiction.


Yes, I love Mexican food. Go ahead and tag me in all the memes on Facebook about tacos. As long as I have my Mexican food, I am fine with that.

All in all, we LOVE our Mexican food and our go-to restaurants--- so here is your warning. Don't come between me and my Mexican food.

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Tips For Making A Perfect Morning Smoothie

Take advantage of all the fresh fruit and vegetables during the summer season for a fresh addition to your smoothies

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Smoothies are one of my favorite things to make for breakfast because they are quick and easy to take on the go in the morning on my way to work. Although I love smoothies in the morning, they're great after workouts any time of the day as well.

When making a smoothie for breakfast, try to keep it healthy! It can be tempting to add in some chocolate to that strawberry banana smoothie to make it a bit sweeter, or some whipped cream, but that makes it like a dessert. If you're craving something chocolate in your smoothie, add a little cocoa power or a drop of vanilla.

The base of your smoothie can sweeten your smoothie too. I frequently use coconut milk in my smoothies which is low in calories and adds a sweetness to green smoothies. Almond milk is another great base and also dairy free.

Speaking of green smoothies, don't be afraid to try them! I was so suspicious of the thought of spinach or kale ever in my smoothie and it took a while for me to finally try it. A smoothie place was serving samples of their green smoothie and I braved the jump to try it, and I loved it.

I have started to make some of my own green smoothies at home. One of my favorite combinations is mango, pineapple, spinach, and coconut milk. It also creates this amazing green color that also tastes amazing.

While it's the summer months, take advantage of local produce but frozen fruit is also a great option for some fruit that you can't always find, such as mango. Frozen fruit helps to make your smoothies the perfect cold temperature too.

Don't be afraid to switch up your smoothie combinations and test out your own recipes so you don't get tired of the same smoothie every day.

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