Vegetarians – An ABCD Point of View

For those of you who don’t know, ABCD is an acronym for American Born Confused Desi. Which apparently I am. I am a meat-loving Hindu. Yes we exist.

I recently read a book called ‘Skinny Bitch’. I have to say that by reading this book I feel like I was unknowing led down a dark ally and beaten with a gluten-free soy burger. The book is marketed as a guide for a better way to lose weight and feel better and it was a New York Times Best Seller, so I figured it had to be decent. By chapter 2 I was clearly aware that this book was just a front for brainwashing you to be a vegan. I mean, subtlety went out the window. I understand the authors were using a “no-nonsense” approach by being “straight up” with the reader about their weight problem, so I expected a bit of hard language as proven by the title. But wow. The authors go as far as making you want to cry in the corner and never leave your house.

Basically, what I got from the book was everything you eat is awful for your body and the planet and you are a horrible, heartless person if you eat meat, dairy or any by product of animals. They go on to say that humans are not meant to eat meat, that since the caveman, we have evolved to be vegetarians. If we were meant to eat meat our nails and teeth would be as strong as a tiger’s such that we could hunt, kill and eat the prey with our bare hands.

I received this definition, which pretty much sums up my feelings on the topic:

A bad hunter. Someone who survives by consuming not food, but the stuff that food eats.
The vegetarian was forced to subsist on slower prey, such as the broccoli and carrot.

And here’s my answer to the authors: Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes – Eggs, Butter and Pig Flesh…mmmm.

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