3 Benefits Of Being A Vegetarian

Sergio Alberto Romero, M.S.
3 min readSep 16, 2021
Photo by Anna Pelzer on Unsplash

Small disclaimer, the picture you see above is not at all what I eat on a daily basis. While I am a vegetarian I hardly eat vegetables, partially to my detriment. That being said, I’ve been a vegetarian for over 5 years and a pescatarian for about 2 years now and I honestly have very little intention of ever going back to eat meat. Now let me explain why!

The Ease

Believe it or not being vegetarian has actually saved me quite a bit of time when it comes to ordering at a restaurant. Which is often times the opposite of what most people assume. While it’s true that my options become limited by having a limited diet (obviously), what’s also true is that I don’t have to spend much time deciding what I want to eat! This doesn’t sound like a great benefit unless you really understand and appreciate the free time that you have. The last thing I want to be doing is pondering for 30 minutes as to what I’m going to eat. I would much rather spend more time talking to and enjoying the company of whoever it is that I’m eating my meal with! Generally, being vegetarian makes life a little easier simply by reducing my own options! Who would have thought that!

Cheaper

Yeah I know, you’re probably saying something a long the lines of “Man, this Sergio guy is so cheap all the time!” You would also be incredibly correct about that! While I don’t go too far out of my way to save a few bucks I do still try to find a life hack or two that allow me to save more and spend less more often than not. All that said, I find that being a vegetarian actually saves me a substantial amount of money, especially when I choose to eat out. While it may not sound like much when the vegetarian options are only saving you on average of a dollar, multiply that throughout an entire year and the savings can be substantial. Assuming you saved $1 on every meal, every day, for a year, we’re talking about saving upwards of a $1000! All just from choosing a bowl of rice over a cheeseburger, I’d say that’s a win.

Healthier

I know there is a lot of various opinions out there, especially on the internet but I am of the mindset that eating meat is just generally not that healthy for you. Even when all the animals were grass fed and grown naturally I don’t think these meals were…

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Sergio Alberto Romero, M.S.

The elements compose a magnum opus. My modus operandi is amalgam.