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Also, if anyone has an eating disorder, I am truly sorry for the triggering comment left by one member, which is insensitive and disgusting (about bulimia). Don't let their ignorance make you feel bad xoxo You deserve respect, like every other member of this forum.
I think people fear vegetarianism because they don't understand it and think it is strange. When I was 14 my mom supported me becoming a vegetarian, while her friends were abhorred. They said I would lose weight and develop eating disorders. Clearly, this is just due to ignorance and stigma. 10 years later I have neither gained weight or lost weight, and I have no eating disorders. If vegetarians turn out to be healthier than meat eaters I think it is because we are more aware of what we eat and how to fulfill our needs.
I believe the people who use vegetarianism for dieting, rarely stick to it. So, they are no real vegetarians, they merely choose to not eat meat for a couple of months.
Anyway, the people who told you that were rude and disrespectful and you shouldn't mind them!
There are some scientific studies that point to meat and other products like high-fructose corn syrup to eating disorder. The fact is, people are unknowingly pulled into eating disorder because of such food products..
If someone wants to stay away from such garbage and convert to a healthy lifestyle,, haters are gonna hate..