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Originally posted by Lainie:
Oh, I see now. I'm not sure what the etiquette is if the host just happens to be a hideously bad cook -- make polite excuses, maybe?

Ask if you can contribute a dish. [fish]

No, really.

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Nice try, snap. Been there, done that, got the orders for beverages and/or chips to prove it.

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Originally posted by mags:
I, on the other hand, was nearly a vegetarian as a youngster (I didn't really like any meats other than chicken, and maybe some pork products, and didn't eat meat very often), but have become much more of a meat eater as I grew up. Neither had anything to do with trying to make healthy choices, I just happened to have much healthier predilictions when I was small. Which is why I was bone thin then and obese now.

That hangs a munchkin of mine. "Vegetable" doesn't automatically mean "healthier". You could eat bean casseroles every day, not taste a hint of animal tissue in it, and I doubt you'd be healthier than someone who eats salad and a beef steak, or a grilled sole.

Jaime

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Originally posted by Jaime Vargas Sanchez:
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Originally posted by mags:
I, on the other hand, was nearly a vegetarian as a youngster (I didn't really like any meats other than chicken, and maybe some pork products, and didn't eat meat very often), but have become much more of a meat eater as I grew up. Neither had anything to do with trying to make healthy choices, I just happened to have much healthier predilictions when I was small. Which is why I was bone thin then and obese now.

That hangs a munchkin of mine. "Vegetable" doesn't automatically mean "healthier". You could eat bean casseroles every day, not taste a hint of animal tissue in it, and I doubt you'd be healthier than someone who eats salad and a beef steak, or a grilled sole.

Jaime

Agreed. One can eat a pretty crappy diet of processed sugars and fats on a vegetarian diet easily enough. It is just as easy for one to include lean meats in a very healthy diet.

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Vegetable doesn't necessarily mean healthier, and I didn't say it did. I just had much healthier eating habits as a kid.

Actually, it mostly has to do with me being a bit lazy when it comes to food prep, come to think of it. I would choose peeled, deseeded apple slices over cookies if both are available, but now that I'm not at my grandparents' house for my afterschool snack, I don't have my grandpa peeling and slicing the apples for me any more. Also, I would choose raw broccoli "trees" instead of chips, but I can never seem to get through a whole bag of the precut ones on my own before they start decaying, and we don't go to the store as often as we should.

The one hired service person I would most want is a cook, who knows my tastes and caloric needs, to have food prepared for me throughout the day. I would have zero problem losing weight, because I naturally am not a big eater, or an unhealthy eater. Most of the unhealthy choices I make are due to convenience rather than intense desire.

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quote:
Originally posted by mags:
The one hired service person I would most want is a cook, who knows my tastes and caloric needs, to have food prepared for me throughout the day. I would have zero problem losing weight, because I naturally am not a big eater, or an unhealthy eater. Most of the unhealthy choices I make are due to convenience rather than intense desire.

Just the other day, I was telling some friends that, if I ever won the lottery, I'd hire a cook to prepare healthy food for me. I'm convinced that most of my unhealthy eating habits are the result of making choices for convenience rather than health.
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In college, I knew a girl who claimed to be a vegetarian but ate fish and chicken (and, I think, some other birds like turkey). Sometimes, she claimed she didn't eat anything with a face. Other times, she admitted that her food choices were made on the basis of not eating any animal she thought was 'cute'. Evidently she thought it was fine to eat 'ugly' animals. For whatever it's worth in relation to discussiob of that study, she wasn't particularly bright in any way except manipulating people into financially supporting her.
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But neither was she a vegetarian. Other than those two minor points, she fits the OP to a t.

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MaxKaladin
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Originally posted by Mistletoey Chloe:
But neither was she a vegetarian. Other than those two minor points, she fits the OP to a t.

Not being a real vegetarian is why I said "for what it's worth". Then again, given some of the discussion we've had here, I wonder how many people who identified as vegetarian in that study are actually vegetarians and how many eat chicken and fish while calling themselves vegetarians.
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Originally posted by MaxKaladin:
Not being a real vegetarian is why I said "for what it's worth". Then again, given some of the discussion we've had here, I wonder how many people who identified as vegetarian in that study are actually vegetarians and how many eat chicken and fish while calling themselves vegetarians.

I'm going to say 33.6 percent of them. Just a wild guess.
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