"People used to mistake me for a vegetarian all the time, and say, 'Oh, but you look like a vegetarian.' Kind of like how now people assume I have an MFA, 'Oh, but you look like you went to art school.' So I went with it, there's lots of good reasons to be a vegetarian, but I was not vegetarian for any good reasons."
M was living the vegetarian life for about three or four years. Then, as suddenly as she dropped meat from her diet, she picked it back up again. "Honestly I was probably just offered some chicken fingers and decided to eat them."
She has no regrets.
"I definitely do not regret going back. I do, however, wish I had the means to be more responsible about where the meat I eat comes from.
"I don't think I ever looked back! I just started eating real hot dogs again and was LOVING IT."
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Wil Fulton is a staff writer for Thrillist. He's not a vegetarian, but once played one on TV. Follow him: @wilfulton.