Vegetarian Testimonial No. 4: Actor and Chemist Zack Price shares why he has been a vegetarian for 8 years. He is 29 years old. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Hi! My name is Zack and I am 29 years old and I have been a vegetarian for 8 years. I was introduced to the concept to vegetarianism from a previous girlfriend. After we broke up I read a couple books. Fast Food Nation and Animal Variation. It talked about how meat was prepared and animal rights issues and things of that sort. And I have decided after reading those books that I wanted to be a vegetarian. Before I became a vegetarian, I noticed that I was really lethargic and I had mood swings things like that. But since becoming a vegetarian I have noticed that my mood has improved. I am just a more upbeat person, my energy is much higher, I exercise much more and I have a drive to exercise which is really great. I do not get sick very often, one thing I noticed before I was a vegetarian was that I would get sick quite a bit but I really cannot remember the last time I had some serious illness. I get my protein from all sorts of places. I can get it from nuts, legumes, whole grain bread, tofu, greens. I have no problem getting protein on a daily basis. Well, for breakfast I usually have a yogurt with granola and a banana. Then for lunch I will have some sort of sandwich with a peanut butter or a tofu alternative with a couple pieces of fruits. For dinner usually rice and beans or tofu stir fry or pasta, usually. When I go to meat based restaurant with friends, I only order sides. There is usually a wide range of sides that you can select from— mash potatoes, some sort of fresh steamed vegetable, usually maybe some beans and rice, even pasta sometimes you can order on the side. So I do not really have a problem ordering and having a complete meal when I go to restaurants with my friends. Being vegetarian is right for me because I think it is the moral thing to do. I think that the raising and slaughtering of animals in today’s society is inhumane. I know I live healthier because I am vegetarian and I feel better about myself and in the environment in which I live. To learn more about the Natural Living Life Style get a copy of The Beginners Guide to Natural Living at your local Health Food Store or Amazon.com.