By tardspawn - 05/04/2015 15:38 - United Kingdom - Horsham

Today, my morbidly obese mother gave me an angry lecture at dinner, saying without any trace of irony that my vegetarian diet is "unhealthy and utterly unacceptable". FML
I agree, your life sucks 33 522
You deserved it 3 969

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Sounds like you need to give her a lesson on what and what's not healthy.

Her attitude is unhealthy and utterly unacceptable!

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Ask her to step on a scale and compare her weight with yours.

Well, weight can't be negative, so I'd say it WOULD yield positive results.

Vegetarians are killjoys. They ruin all meals because they are so needy

Some needy people are vegetarians, not all vegetarians are needy. Don't be ignorant.

Weight =/= health.

I've actually never heard of vegetarians being cunts. Vegetarians seem to be the people who are content doing what they do, and don't bother other people about what they eat. Vegans are always the ones I see shouting "meat is murder!" all the time and attempting to proselytize everyone they meet.

I actually had a friend in high school who was a vegetarian because some of her friends basically bullied her into it. They weren't vegan, just vegetarian. I remember one day she got pizza for her lunch and as she sat down to eat, one of her vegetarian friends rushed up to her, panicking because it had pepperoni on it.

Really? That's weird. I've never heard of vegetarians doing stuff like that. I suppose people of all kinds can be pieces of shit.

when they're morbidly obese it surely will impact their health

Yes 71 but being morbidly obese is arguably not healthy.

Well, that's fair enough. Everyone knows there's no nutrition in vegetables... :P

Unless they're deep-fried!

how can op survive without the meat-vitamins?

Many vegetarians will eat other protein based vegetables, such as beans. These provide most, but not all of the essential amino acids for humans. Also, there is more than one type of vegetarian. There is one group that will not eat the meat of animals but will eat cheese, milk, and eggs (another source of protien). Another group will not eat animal meat or by product except fish. Then vegans don't eat anything pertaining to animals. There are also plenty of supplements for people to take.

107 Those types you mentioned? Vegetarian, pescetarian, vegan, in the order of your comment. NOT just different types of vegetarian.

Doodlecloud, (number 124). I am sorry if I have offered you in any way. However, although each variation of vegetarianism diets has its own name; are they not all a type of diet? Just like the Candida Diet or the Atkins Diet are just types of diets. I was not trying to label the people who follow these diets, just explaining the diet itself. I didn't use the technical terms, such as Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian, because I was just explaining where each diet would get their protiens. I was doing this to answer a question. If the person asking the question didn't know what a pescatarian was, me using that term to explain wouldn't make much sense to them.

not really the same diet, they are all very different just with no meat

@70 a deep fried salad is a literal contradiction in terms

@129 Don't let them get to you: Everyone on here knows what you mean when you say "types of vegetarians," and would count all those groups as vegetarians. People insisting on being pedantic and fussing over terminology here is an exercise in absurdity: labels are useful if we are talking about these groups frequently or we need to define closely to compare/contrast, but in context #124 is just being ridiculous.

Sounds like you need to give her a lesson on what and what's not healthy.

Her mom sounds so unreasonable it would probably just be a waste of time unfortunately

OP shouldn't knock it tell they try it!

Sounds like OP's mom needs a lesson in irony too.

My mum complains if I have more than one slice of ham in my sandwich, saying I'm greedy, whilst she's eating a whole packet of biscuits to herself.

Does she diet on cheeseburgers and diet soda?

A little bit of everything is good. To much of one thing is bad.

A little bit of cyanide is not good :)

I thought 37's reply was hilarious!!

37 Isn't there a little bit of cyanide in apple juice?

Sucks to be you! Move out so that she can't give you anymore 'angry lectures'.

Moving out doesn't stop it. For all we know OP doesn't live with her mother anyways.

Tell her that she should try it, and lose some weight!

As another vegetarian, I feel for you.

I could never be a vegetarian, but I can easily agree that it is one of the healthier diet options.

Agreed. I've tried to become vegetarian, but never had the discipline to stick with it. Kuddos to you OP for sticking with this healthier lifestyle.

#22, the last I checked, meat is the best source of protein and iron. If you are not eating complimentary proteins sources you will become anemic. Also, being a vegetarian does not automatically make it healthier. The better choice nutritionally, is to eat a diet with a lot of variety.

That was meant for a comment farther down in the list and the mobile site kept bring me back to your comment for some reason!

I told my parents while we were out to dinner that I was going to become a vegetarian... then I ordered a mixed grill.

It may be a good source, but a balanced vegetarian or vegan diet isn't worse. There are omnivores as well as vegans who eat a lot of crap without basically no nutritional value. It all depends on what and how much of it you eat.

#32 I've been a vegetarian for 15 years and it really isn't all that bad. I'm still as physically healthy as the common person and I don't have to take supplements. I understand your point of view, but I just wanted to get that out there. If you talk to a dietician and make sure you know what to eat to stay healthy, you'll stay healthy.

#32-ya ur right that being veg doesn't make it automatically healthier but if you compare overall ,being veg is always healthier than non-veg. Talking about protiens and other nutrients yes veg diets are low in them little bit but if you have balnce diet that is more than sufficient. And if we consider non-veg diet- being rich in protien content they are rich in saturated fat too ( much if you compare with plant food) which is ofcourse cannot be called healthier.

#67, saturated fat is not your enemy. it depends on your lifestyle. If someone wants to be vegetarian, fine, it takes work to ensure any diet, vegetarian or otherwise, is balanced and healthy. As a weightlifter, I couldn't do it as I need my protein and fats(well maybe I could but it'd be difficult). I am perfectly healthy and have 20-30% of my diet fat and another 50-60% protein (meat) (http://www.muscleandfitness.com/nutrition/meal-plans/new-and-improved-mf-food-pyramid/slide/5). this is not the place to say one diet is "better" than another, or that food types (protein, fat, carbs, etc) are bad or good. your lifestyle and goals will affect that and everyone needs different nutrition. don't believe the hype on tv about fats though, it all just depends on lifestyle and amounts.

You guys all have a lot of valid points. I eat meat, not a lot, but I still do eat it and every year when I go for my physical my Dr always says my weight, blood work, etc is picture perfect. So I must be doing something right. I guess any diet, as long as not taken to extremes and as long as you're getting enough proteins and vitamins, is fine.

#75- Ya i agree with you that fats are not always bad infact they are essential and yes it depends upon ur lifestyle and amounts. My comment was in response to comment that vegetarian diet doesn't fullfill protien requirements and in terms of comparison of healthier diet options.I'm myself veg and don't need any supplements and upto my knowledge healthy also and also i know many sportsman/atheletes etc who are veg.so basically its ur choice and depends upon lifestyle and its maintenance. And ofcourse ur right its not place to compare and advice food options to people,it depends upon person to person and their choice.

#85 a well thought out, educated reply on the internet?? my hat is off to you, there is hope for the world yet ?

@32, yes meat has protein and iron-we all know that. I think the original commenter meant vegetarians are GENERALLY healthier.

Her attitude is unhealthy and utterly unacceptable!