I am now a vegetarian and have been for the past umpteen years at one point I was vegan , so texasRose I bet your asking what the difference?? So here is a little Vegi education
there are actually different type of “Vegetarians” and “Vegetarian” is used as a umbrella term that is communally switch in with term “Vegan” but these are 2 completely different eating habits.
Vegetarian- general term for a person who does not eat meat, poultry, fish
Lacto Vegetarian- is a person who does not eat meat or milk, dairy, cheese products
Ova Vegetarian- is a person who does not eat meat or anything with egg, or egg products
Vegan- strictly no meat, no milk product, no egg products
Plus there are some who are called Micro eater which you many have heard of this term in the dieting world but this also falls under the Vegetarian these people only eat raw vegetables/vegan food that is never cooked over approximately 115 degrees, there a few that do eat meat product on this diet but most the people that I have talk to on this diet don’t because they never want to run the risk of all the things you can now get for not cooking food to the right temp which is normally higher then 155, just think of how many time you flip open the cook book or read the box and the first thing it say is” turn on over to 350”
I know there are people that don’t eat cow product, but still eat chicken and fish and call them self vegetarians …. Personally I don’t think it falls under any of these vegetarian categories