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Vegetarian Doesn't Mean Healthy

Posted Nov 29 2008 12:26pm
When you are single guy you meet so many more people than when you are in a relationship...especially girls.

Why? 

Basically because you are forced to.

For guys, if you are not supermodel hot, above 6 feet, the lead singer of a band, drive a Lambourgini, have a puppy, or are wearing a suit made of money - girls will not come up to you

Unfortunately for me, I have a face for radio, am 5' 10'' only if I spike my hair, would be laughed at by Simon, Paula, and Randy, can't valet my Nikes, and have 28 - uh, make that 27 cents in my pocket.

So, I have to make it happen and start conversation with beautiful strangers.

What's tough about that is when you meet someone for the first time, you don't meet who they really are, you meet their best representative - their agent!

People will talk, act, and persuade their way to get 'their client' a date, job, etc. 

More recently, while playing the standard 20 questions with new girls out at the D.C. bars I have been coming across many vegetarians.

From the sound of it, a vegetarian seems like a really good thing. What first passes through my head when I hear that is, damn this girl is cute, then damn this girl must be healthy, eats a lot of vegetables, and might even workout too. 

The more I meet these girls and inquiry about their vegetarian lifestyle the less I am convinced that it actually means they are eating healthy at all.

Technically, a vegetarian is someone who's diet excludes all animal flesh, including poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, and slaughter by-products.

What I forgot was that all the above items do not have the same nutritional value as Ho-hos, Twinkies, or Sno-balls, but foods that are a part of a well balanced diet.

What I also found interesting from my field research was that most of these ladies maintain diets that are primarily comprised of three vegetarian categories:
  1. Bread
  2. Cheese
  3. Alcohol
My main point of this is that going vegetarian does not necessarily make certain that you eat healthier, but more environmentally wiser. Also, current vegetarians should take a closer look at their diet, if they are not improving with their health and fitness goals. 


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