Why do people only worry about nutrition AFTER they go vegetarian?!

Question: Why do people only worry about nutrition AFTER they go vegetarian?
Does this bug anyone else? An ex-flatmate ate frosted sugared cereal for breakfast, white bread sandwiches for lunch and ready meals for dinner most days, decided to veg but was worried about getting healthy nutrition. Say WHAT? People just assume if they are eating meat they are eating a balanced diet, when a lot of the time they are eating WAY too much fat, cholesterol and sugar and not enough wholegrains and fruits and veggies.

But suddenly they go veg and they are paranoid about protein, B12, iron etc etc etc, when they never gave jack about these nutrients when they were eating meat and were probably deficient in something. Don't get me wrong I'm happy people want to transition to a healthier diet (and before the meat trolls start I mean they are more concerned with getting nutrients not claiming vegetarianism is healthier) but it just seems to become a concern after they decide to go veg.

What's up with that?


I find this weird as well. I think in many cases, it's because these people have been raised on the traditional meat/veg/starch meal, and have never considered the possibilities of nutrition beyond that.

I also find it funny when people who question my diet are overweight. "OMG you can't be healthy"...when I'm in the best shape of my life and they're, well, not. Do these people honestly think they're healthy because of a few pieces of meat?

There are a lot of myths out there about vegetarianism, one of the main ones being that it's unhealthy. It's unfortunate that a lot of people buy into that.

Many people that aren't vegetarians do worry about nutrition. Granted some don't but many do. There are some vegetarians that don't worry about nutrition. I know a vegetarian that is fat and only eats chips, mac & cheese, soda, sweets, and other junk food. She is out of shape and fat.

There are literally Billions of healthy omnivores that watch what they eat.

YEs, it's funny. It's the USDA, brainwashing people or something.

If you eat meat, you're OK, but after that, you're going to die of sure protein and vitamin and fibre deficiency.

Most Americans eat a bad bad diet. And never eat kale, lentils, almonds, tofu, soybeans, sesame seeds, pumpkin or wholegrains in their daily life at all.

Your brain is seeing this backwards.

People just don't all the sudden find out, "Oh since now I am vegetarian I am concerned with about my health."

People are concerned about their health become vegetarian.

It doesn't make sense, because these were the same people munching down on McDonald's hamburgers. I was always weird about what I ate though.

The world shall never know. Ooeyaaaooooooooo

Vegetarian is hypocritical and half A$$ing things. Vegan is the ONLY way to go. Its compassionate, and real, optimum and RIGHT! Its the premium diet for the human race. Please think about the animals, dont be a thug. Go Vegan! :)

and you dont need MEAT or Bi Products for B12 or protein, iron, Ect. Its all found in your garden :)

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