People who are over weight , try to tell you being a vegetarian is wrong!

I wanted to share my experience yesterday with a co~worker, Yesterday I had a co ~worker who is very over weight try to tell me that being a vegetarian is wrong  and because they are a meat eater they will live longer than  someone who is a vegetarian or vegan ! I was blow away by this. But I turned around and told this guy to go back to school and educate himself ! Lmao !!!!!

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Comment by Lauren Woods on January 16, 2013 at 2:01am

LOL, I always love it when overweight people tell you that. There's this morbidly obese women on Youtube who gives diet advice *facepalm* and was going on and on about how you can't live on a vegetarian diet... *Double facepalm*. It's amazing how forward people are with their ignorance, especially on your personal choices. LOL, your response was amazing! It's already been proven that veggies outlive meat-eaters... but what I notice is, there's a lot of misinformation out there, and a lot of "meat-eater" propaganda actually steals facts which aid in OUR cause and try and use them for their own. Because they ARE uneducated, they cling to these fallacies and spew them out first chance they get.

Comment by Lee Moss on January 16, 2013 at 4:04am

I have a background as a professional photographer, so I am always interested in looking at photos, especially of people.  I have yet to see anyone on here who is overweight.  I have yet to meet a vegan/vegetarian who is overweight unless a heavy diet of desserts.  Go figure.

Comment by Lee Moss on January 18, 2013 at 11:15am

So, I am watching American Idol and there is a commercial for Wendy's Hamburgers.  The person doing the commercial is non other than Wendy herself who the chain was named after by her father.  This is  a person who is seriously overweight.  Looked like she had a few too many of her own burgers. I do not mean to be cruel, but it seems like someone is not connecting the dots.

Comment by Julie Dillon on January 19, 2013 at 10:26am

I knew a vegetarian couple who were over weight my whole life.  I also work with many people from India who are vegetarian.  They all struggle with there weight.  It's mainly (not all, but) about caloric intake and energy output.  Cheese, carbohydrates, sugar, animal fats (from dairy) all still exist in some vegetarian diets.

Comment by Elizabeth Clark on January 20, 2013 at 2:46pm

I was making vegan pancakes for dinner one day and my overweight sister in law (so over weight that she got her stomach stapled) told me that if she ate like me she would be gaining weight. I was like seriously? Who's the fat one here lol.

Comment by Mike Dimitroulakos on January 20, 2013 at 2:54pm

One must not assume all vegans eat fruits and vegetables all the time. Its easy to drift astray and eat candy, desserts, processed crap, etc. Sour patch kids and mountain dew can quality as a vegan diet, see what Im saying? If a person has a slow metabolic weight, veggie meats, pastas, rice...all high in carbs, they will gain weight. You have to know how to eat right. A friend of mine from way back was vegetarian and she was severely over weight due to a health condition, so its also not always what we eat.

Comment by Lee Moss on January 20, 2013 at 8:15pm

Mike, 

You are pretty much right. However you will not gain weight eating fruits and vegetables unless you are putting ice cream on fruit and cheese on veggies.  Additionally if you are exercising (the missing link), it will address your metabolism.  If there is a health condition, a plant based diet goes a long way to combating that.

Comment by Lee Moss on January 20, 2013 at 8:17pm

Elizabeth,

When some tells you that as your sister-in-law did, ask where is the science. There is copious amounts of science that says just the opposite.  People will tell you what they need to justify their bad habits.

Comment by Chloepink on January 22, 2013 at 12:41am

wow elizabeth ! thats funny 

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