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My girlfriend is a vegetarian, and we've been dating for a year now. I love her a lot, but she hates that I eat meat. Like most Americans, roughly 100% of the plates I put in front of me have a dead animal somewhere on them. Over the course of our relationship, my girl has pretty much convinced me it's unhealthy, both for my body and the environment. The proof is pretty irrefutable, but I can't picture cutting out meat completely, even if I'd like to. A life of not eating tacos, pepperoni pizzas, and cheese burgers is no life for me (yes, I've tried meat substitutes as alternatives, and I hate them). So my question is basic: how do I give up something I know is bad for me and my relationship if I love it so much?
- Meat Eater
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