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    I find that girls are less accepting of me being teetotal. For instance, if someone is a vegetarian, most girls arent bothered, whereas being teetoal girls are put off by it. Same with smoking, more people arent bothered by that then they are by me being teetotal.
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    I think you re hanging round with the wrong kind of people to be honest Never experienced any negative views with my teetotalism.
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    I think being teetotal is a very respectable decision as alcohol brings no health benefits , but could be awkward if you're young when socializing at bars and pubs
    and stuff., whereas being a vegetarian it can be difficult to get the right balances of
    stuff ( especially protein) and does not necessarily have such great health
    benefits but more often than not people will respect your decision to not eat meat
    cause of your morals.So I suppose they are both perfectly acceptable and respectful
    but both fairly impractical.
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    (Original post by $$TRUMP4PRESI$$)
    I think being teetotal is a very respectable decision as alcohol brings no health benefits , but could be awkward if you're young when socializing at bars and pubs
    and stuff., whereas being a vegetarian it can be difficult to get the right balances of
    stuff ( especially protein) and does not necessarily have such great health
    benefits but more often than not people will respect your decision to not eat meat
    cause of your morals.So I suppose they are both perfectly acceptable and respectful
    but both fairly impractical.
    What complete BS.

    First of all there are plenty of other food sources to get protein from (without even taking supplements) and second protein isn't even needed as much as it is generally assumed. Not to mention that vegetarians are more likely to live longer than the general popualtion.

    And considering alcohol is a poison and avoiding alcohol is not unhealthy then I ask you how are both of them not sensible or realistic?
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    What complete BS.

    First of all there are plenty of other food sources to get protein from (without even taking supplements) and second protein isn't even needed as much as it is generally assumed. Not to mention that vegetarians are more likely to live longer than the general popualtion.

    And considering alcohol is a poison and avoiding alcohol is not unhealthy then I ask you how are both of them not sensible or realistic?
    I think there is a difference , avoiding alcohol has many health benefits , whereas
    avoiding eating meat because of moral reasons does not have any health benefits.
    I will admit that I am not a GP but there is a general consensus that not eating
    meat can POTENTIALY be problematic when it comes to right balance , getting the protein and other things. All the people I now who were or are vegetarians
    complained about a lack of energy and never feeling "full" also the ones who did
    it when they were younger said they were particularly concerned about getting
    enough protein and muscle underdevelopment. Also I never said either were
    completely unachievable just that you have to accept that the first one would
    be difficult when it comes to socialising and being vegetarian has no health
    benefits and is impractical when it comes to getting the right nutrition. Also just
    because there is supposedly a correlation between being vegetarian and life
    span does not mean it is directly relevant and could be to do with many other
    factors e.g. those who are vegetarian may on the whole be less likely to smoke
    or take narcotics compared to the rest of the population so that may be were the difference comes from.
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    (Original post by $$TRUMP4PRESI$$)
    I think there is a difference , avoiding alcohol has many health benefits , whereas
    avoiding eating meat because of moral reasons does not have any health benefits.
    Except having a high life expectancy.

    I will admit that I am not a GP but there is a general consensus that not eating
    meat can POTENTIALY be problematic when it comes to right balance , getting the protein and other things
    It shouldn't be if you are from a developed country. There are plenty alternatives to meat that you can have in a nutritous diet. Its all about doing some research.

    All the people I now who were or are vegetarians
    complained about a lack of energy and never feeling "full" also the ones who did
    it when they were younger said they were particularly concerned about getting
    enough protein and muscle underdevelopment.
    How many people do you know that are vegetarian? Do you even know what kind of food they ate? A vegetarian that eats unhealthy is not representive of all vegetarians just like a meat eater that eats unhealthy is not representive of all those that eat meat.

    Also I never said either were
    completely unachievable just that you have to accept that the first one would
    be difficult when it comes to socialising and being vegetarian has no health
    benefits and is impractical when it comes to getting the right nutrition.
    You making out that being vegetarian is unhealthy and stupid. And were do you keep getting this 'vegetarian has no health benefits'. There are a range of benefits a vegetarian diet can give you such as less chance of different types of cancer and increased life expectancy.

    Also just
    because there is supposedly a correlation between being vegetarian and life
    span does not mean it is directly relevant and could be to do with many other
    factors e.g. those who are vegetarian may on the whole be less likely to smoke
    or take narcotics compared to the rest of the population so that may be were the difference comes from.
    Do you have evidence for that? I bet is there were studies that said meat eaters live younger you would be using that to bash vegetarianism. I thing it fair to say that someone that is vegetarian for moral reasons is just as likely to smoke and drink as someone that eats meat.
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    (Original post by toorew)
    Except having a high life expectancy.



    It shouldn't be if you are from a developed country. There are plenty alternatives to meat that you can have in a nutritous diet. Its all about doing some research.



    How many people do you know that are vegetarian? Do you even know what kind of food they ate? A vegetarian that eats unhealthy is not representive of all vegetarians just like a meat eater that eats unhealthy is not representive of all those that eat meat.



    You making out that being vegetarian is unhealthy and stupid. And were do you keep getting this 'vegetarian has no health benefits'. There are a range of benefits a vegetarian diet can give you such as less chance of different types of cancer and increased life expectancy.


    Do you have evidence for that? I bet is there were studies that said meat eaters live younger you would be using that to bash vegetarianism. I thing it fair to say that someone that is vegetarian for moral reasons is just as likely to smoke and drink as someone that eats meat.
    Triggered mate? Nah seriously though I never said people were "stupid" for their decision, I believe it is their decision to make and I have no right to take their
    right to make that decision away from them , I just don't necessarily agree that it
    is a particularly good/healthy idea ."I bet is there were studies that said meat
    eaters live younger you would be using that to bash vegetarianism", no I
    wouldn't because I understand the fairly simple concept that there are many
    factors that would influence a trend like that . I would also like to know where
    these statistics are coming from , I hope it is either from the BBC or a respected medical journal not from a buzzfeed article. And yes I am no nutrition expert but
    from my experience people who I know who ate well , played sport and had a
    healthy lifestyle were always complaining about it. As far as how many I knew id say around 20 give or take. Are you like a serious vegetarian/nutrition expert or
    are you just interested in the topic?
 
 
 
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