“But where do you get your protein?”

Via elephant journal
on Aug 24, 2010
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Excuse number one of many meat eaters, contemplating eating less meat:

With thanks for the tip to Kezia, Gary and David.


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4 Responses to ““But where do you get your protein?””

  1. janeray1940 says:

    I was once a fat vegetarian. Now I am a thin omnivore. There is no one-size-fits-all diet.

  2. BrightBlue says:

    Yes, I wrote a letter to PETA complaining about this as well. Being veggie doesn't make you thin and eating meat does not make you fat. Plenty of vegans out there living on spaghetti, fries and vegan oreos.

  3. elephantjournal says:

    Wail-on, I'm vegetarian, have been for eight years. Try reposting your mostly-wonderful comments with some modicum of respect, less anonymous name-calling. I've deleted your comments, but can send them to you if you'd like to reedit them. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2010/08/be-nice-or

    Here's my comments to the above. I am not vegan, but I do have little problem finding plenty of protein as a vegetarian. All my athletic-minded friends who eat meat are intimidated at the prospect of finding sufficient protein if they were to go vegetarian.

    elephant does not advocate vegetarianism per se, but we do advocate mindful eating, which would likely prioritize, as Michael Pollan puts it, eating "mostly plants." The fact is most Americans get way too much protein, and eat way too much meat. And that Colorado, where I live, is the thinnest state in the US—but at our current rates of obesity we'd have been the most obese state in the US only 20 years ago, when I graduated from high school. That rate of change is scary.

  4. catchall says:

    Americans are obese from eating the standard american diet of processed foods, high sugar, high empty carbohydrates as well as, hormones and chemicals, soy. It's not because of eating too much meat.