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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:18 pm 
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To tell you the truth Im not bothered what people choose to do - it's just I get frustrated by the uneducated responses you get when you open up a debate like this.

The healthiness of a vegetarian diet is perhaps shown most dramatically by the fact that lifelong vegetarians visit hospitals 22% less often than meat eaters - and for shorter stays! Vegetarians tend to be fitter than meat eaters - as well as healthier - and many of the world's most successful athletes (particularly those who specialise in endurance events) follow a strictly vegetarian diet.

So pretty much - vegans and vegetarians who "look ill 'cos of their diet" is pretty much a load of BS. They probably dont have much cr*ppy fat on them...

It's more probably due to the fact that they play World of Warcraft for 12 hours straight rather than what they do and don't eat... :lol:

Here's an interesting list: And these are vegans... rules out the 'protein can only come from eating meat' argument I'd say.

http://www.veganathlete.com/vegan_veget ... hletes.php


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i am a catering manager and dont and neevr have taken veggie as normal customers , more a pain inthe a**** .


kind of my point, and not unusual in the industry, luckily I am in a position to influence the menu in the restaurant, and in some way to educate the chefs. I dont know if meat eaters ever notice the difference, but I do know that the (increasingly large numbers of) vegetarians do.

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all the veggie I cater for at the moment are unfit and have really unbalanced diet .


um, if you are catering for them, then you are providing their diet.


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jez-4-bikes-max wrote:
'protein can only come from eating meat' argument I'd say.



I tried offering a novel and natural source of protien to a vegetarian ex-girlfriend of mine, but she turned it down claiming it was meat derived, bloody picky that's what I call it, tofu yes, but that no!


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Hey Pete - I would have suggested it "tastes like toffee"


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Tastes like toffee? Just so I know to avoid it what toffe have you been eating - Salt water taffy from America?


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Reading this whole thread makes mne think of Pulp Fiction :?

Quote:
Vincent: Want some bacon?
Jules: No man, I don't eat pork.
Vincent: Are you Jewish?
Jules: Nah, I ain't Jewish, I just don't dig on swine, that's all.
Vincent: Why not?
Jules: Pigs are filthy animals. I don't eat filthy animals.
Vincent: Bacon tastes gooood. Pork chops taste gooood.
Jules: Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't eat the filthy ****. Pigs sleep and root in shit. That's a filthy animal. I ain't eat nothin' that ain't got enough sense enough to disregard its own feces.
Vincent: How about a dog? Dogs eats its own feces.
Jules: I don't eat dog either.
Vincent: Yeah, but do you consider a dog to be a filthy animal?
Jules: I wouldn't go so far as to call a dog filthy but they're definitely dirty. But, a dog's got personality. Personality goes a long way.
Vincent: Ah, so by that rationale, if a pig had a better personality, he would cease to be a filthy animal. Is that true?
Jules: Well we'd have to be talkin' about one charming ****' pig. I mean he'd have to be ten times more charmin' than that Arnold on Green Acres, you know what I'm sayin'?


:lol: :lol: :lol:

On a more serious note, vegetarian, vegan, carnivore, whatever, it's about freedom of choice and making your own informed decision. I eat meat, except for pork (see above :wink: ) and I quite like it. I usually choose to eat fish or turkey though.

What I never understood though is this. Why do vegetarians buy Linda McCartney 'meat' pies? They look and taste like steak and kidney but if you want steak and kidney, surely you just eat it? That's based on experience with an ex-girlfriend several years ago.


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Good point kev - why have artificial meat? Wierd. I

I guess its to help people who are used to eating it gradually wean off the real stuff.


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What I never understood though is this. Why do vegetarians buy Linda McCartney 'meat' pies? They look and taste like steak and kidney but if you want steak and kidney, surely you just eat it? That's based on experience with an ex-girlfriend several years ago.


Bit like fake fur really. Or buying a ford cabrio instead of just coming out to your parents, it means you can carry on with life as it was but deep down you've made a fundamental change


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hahahaha :lol:


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pete_mcc wrote:
MadCowKev wrote:
What I never understood though is this. Why do vegetarians buy Linda McCartney 'meat' pies? They look and taste like steak and kidney but if you want steak and kidney, surely you just eat it? That's based on experience with an ex-girlfriend several years ago.


Bit like fake fur really. Or buying a MX-5 instead of just coming out to your parents, it means you can carry on with life as it was but deep down you've made a fundamental change


Trying to tell us all something Pete? :lol:

Apologies to everyone else. Great discussion going on. Is it true that most vegetarians miss bacon sandwiches most?


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