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10 Things Only Vegetarians Understand

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ONLY VEGETARIANS UNDERSTAND
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Despite the numerous science-backed reasons to adopt a plant-based diet -- like lowering your risk of heart disease and possibly living longer -- vegetarians still catch a lot of flak.

While fielding groan-worthy questions like "Do you wear leather?", there are a few truths vegetarians undoubtedly come to know. We asked our Facebook fans and Twitter followers to weigh in on what only non-meat-eaters understand. Here are some of our favorites.

If you're a vegetarian, you know...

1. How annoying "You can just pick out the meat!" is. --Meg Gregory
pepperoni pizza

2. That a salad isn't (always) a meal. We like to eat a main course, too! --Sho Biz

3. That we eat fabulous foods filled with flavor and don't crave meat. --Kate Mclaughlin
vegetarian
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4. That just because you don't eat meat doesn't mean you're pretentious. --Ann Wilmot-Santana

5. That not eating meat also includes the gravy and the stuffing cooked inside the bird. --Nikken Popovich
gravy stuffing vegetarian

6. It's a lifestyle, not a fad. --Sayrae Pink

7. Protein doesn't have to have a face! --Phyllis Batson
lentil soup

8. How annoying it is to tell someone you are a vegetarian, and immediately be asked, "So, do you still eat chicken?" --Bobby Sowerbrower

9. How to cook tofu and actually make it taste good. --Mary Swanson
delicious tofu

10. The smell of BBQ can be drool-worthy and disgusting at the same time. --Kerry Cragin

What would you add to the list? Tell us in the comments below!

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