The six things every vegetarian is sick of hearing.

But… but what about bacon?

It’s a hard thing for a lot of people to comprehend: a life, exempt from bacon.

And while we appreciate your ever-so-sincere concern (kind of, actually, not really) we want you to know that we have carefully considered, contemplated and committed to the terms and conditions of vegetarianism.

But if you must know, the truth is that for many becoming vegetarian had less to do with not liking the taste (let’s be real), and much more to do with the process by which meat is produced and the irrefutable impact it has on the environment.

(Sorry, didn’t mean to go all ‘there’s-actually-an-educated-reason-behind-my-choices’ on you!)

Listen: Have you told your kids that delicious lamb chop they ate for dinner came from a cute baby sheep? (Post continues…)

Fuuark! You must be so healthy!!

Pizza, Thai takeaway and nachos – these are a few of my favourite things. And while, yes, our diet inherently means our intake of vegetables would most likely be higher than the average meat-eater, it certainly does not guarantee it.

Similar, in fact, to how you would think that your meat-eating habits inherently means you would be getting more protein than us controversial (the irony) vegetarians, but also does not assure it.

Talking about protein…

“WHERE do you get your protein from???????”

Oh sh*t! Haven’t thought about that!

I’m kidding. Because you are approximately the 749th person that has asked me this exact question.

And while this is definitely one of the more valid, reasonable questions we get asked, it is important to note that protein comes in many delicious forms, other than meat.

Quinoa, spinach, almonds, lentils, beans and chickpeas are just a few of the foods regularly in many of our diets.

“Aren’t humans meant to eat meat?”

This is similarly one of the more credible questions we get asked.

And to be honest, I dunno the answer.

But are humans meant to spend five hours every day looking at screens and taking narcissistic photos of ourselves? Are we meant to binge-drink every other Saturday night?

At least being vegetarian is helping mitigate our impact on the environment.

“I thought about going vegetarian once, but I like chicken too much.”

So many people have a story of this one time when they were a teenager and they decided to go vegetarian, and did for the whole day (had a salad for lunch and everything!!!) but then their mum made chicken for dinner and they felt bad and ate it annddddd… that was the end of that.

Cool story!

Tell me more.

“If you were stuck on a deserted island, starving to death and there was nothing to eat but a big ol’ steak, would you eat it?”

Hmmmmm, that’s a tricky one… How about I get back to you, next time I am on a deserted island, starving to death, with only a steak to eat?