I'm interested - vegetarians or vegans. Why do you do it? How long have you done it? And what do you miss about meat if anything?
I became a vegetarian on accident, actually a vegan if you really technically look at what I ate for 2 months almost.
I bought like 20 tubs of Soylent because I heard about it like 6 years ago in SV at my job - I didn't wanna bite then, even as a lazy programmer who hated going out or leaving my desk. I thought people in the Valley would be dying or looking like Holocaust victims in a matter of time from this stuff. "Powdered anorexia" I said and shrugged it off.
So I start drinking this for all my meals - around 2000-2400 kcal per day. I had no idea for almost a month until Christmas turkey was on the table that I stopped eating meat. Then I looked at the label, saw 100% vegan, and was like "OH WOAH HO HO, NOT JOINING THOSE PETA WEIRDOS!" then I drank a glass of milk. Now my happy medium is vegetarianism spawned from, well, laziness. I don't want to eat 3 shitty meals a day, 2 I have to choke down before or at work or while doing something important. I'd rather have 1 good meal I love, and then just chalk the rest up to numbers I have to hit to gain weight and stay healthy. (ironically I GAINED 10lbs of weight on my Soylent binge)
I do however have one technicality I've built in - since I'm not doing this for some tree hugger bullshit and can do without meat (makes my stomach turn, just the texture) I WILL eat meat on "gourmet occasions" where the cook can thoroughly convince me it's something new to me, and can also describe how the animal was killed & prepared down to the detail. Not many of those come around. Last occasion that fit the bill was Venison.
Let's hear your stories.