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Re: Veggie Diet
Eyes shut, mouth wide open, brain focused inwards.
Posts like this make you, Mr. Parrot seem rather naive, young or both. Perhaps you did not know that most of the rest of the world eats a lot less meat (protein) then the average US citizen. Many people exist just fine eating fruits, vegetables, starches, legumes (and yes, insects, seafood, meats but in much smaller quantities then we are used to).
You are probably too young to remember an author named Adelle Davis who was somewhat controversial in her time? She proposed that by mixing grains with legumes and vegetables that a normal US male could live just fine on 2 oz. of steak per week - or something like that. You could also substitute the 2 oz. of steak for a bucket of mussels or an oyster po' boy (lot's o' starch in that bread it is wrapped in).
I'm not really sure what your initial post is trying to say because if you want to eat biscuits and gravy for breakfast, with bacon, ham and eggs every day that is your choice and there are plenty of places here that will oblige you. I'd just ask you to take a look around at the waist size of the folks who like to eat as you do. Do you really want to look like them? Your choice of course and I make no judgment.
You did not even mention Vegans who don't eat meat, cheese or dairy and there are some who can't seem to deal with Gluten and a host of other wheat/dairy sensitive folks. Some foods make certain people break out in allergies that can kill them. Sounds funny but it isn't for them.
You sound as if you have never left the lower 48 states of the US or visited Europe or South America. Once you get away from Micky D's and the land O' plenty you might find that people are slimmer and healthier looking and live longer then your biscuit and gravy craving friends. People eat fish (who can) of course but most folks don't down a 1 # hamburger everyday in India, Vietnam, Japan, Italy, Norway....
Eat what you want to. It's your life. But if you are at all interested in how most of the world gets by without a big Mac or Oyster PoBoy everyday then read a book or two on the subject of nutrition instead of mocking it.
Mouth wide open.
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