brooklynewsies said: to the anon who asked about getting enough protein as a vegetarian, it's totally not something you need to worry about. the typical western diet actually contains about twice the protein your body needs, which is not only unnecessary, but it can have adverse effects, like osteoporosis and kidney and heart disease. all the foods she mentioned are totally fine to get all your protein in! you should only be concerned about your protein intake if you notice you're feeling sluggish, weak, etc.
here you go, anon!
yeah, we actually naturally eat more protein than we realise, so unless it’s raised by a doctor, or you’re trying to work out more and build up more muscle, you don’t need to worry too much about your protein intake
100% never something I’ve worried about, but what people who aren’t vegetarians seem to worry about constantly on my behalf… I mean, I’ve survived this far without eating meat or fish, I think I might just be alright.
(For those unaware, and are there any of you? I have never eaten meat or fish.)
I guess maybe it’s different if you used to eat those things, then your body might be sad about you not eating them anymore? It doesn’t seem to bother my mum, but then again she has been a vegetarian for like, over 40 years and unlike me she doesn’t consider ice-cream to be a major player in the protein game so….
(it is, that’s a scientific fact. I know this because I
live lived :’( with a scientist so I am practically a scientist)
I should probably eat more green things though. I heard they aren’t poisonous after all!
Hello yes I am that scientist* (shut up Carlos, plant science is too a type of science), and I have four words for you on this matter: milk, cheese, and eggs. Ice cream? Is made out of milk, so does contain some protein.
*But not a nutritionist, so seek actual advice if you plan on making major dietary changes?