Why are vegans/vegetarians overweight?
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|Mon, 08-27-2012 - 9:03am|
I have considered trying to lean towards a vegetarian lifestyle for the sake of heart health but I have great concerns about weight. Everyone I have ever met who are vegan/vegetarian are overweight. Many say they are vegetarian for health reasons and weight control. I had lunch with co-workers last week and two were vegetarians. The first ordered a salad and proceded to completely douse it in ranch dressing and the second ordered a hamburger and fries and just discarded the meat from the bun. Both sat and munched on crackers while waiting for food and drinks. Maybe they were splurging, I'm not sure but neither woman is normal weight so obviously it occurs more than just occasionally. As we sat there, both talked about how they came to be vegetarians and I heard them discussing various recipes and restaurants with good vegetarian choices. I'm not seeing the health benefits of eating like this and considered maybe I have just met bad examples. What is it that I am missing?