One of my friends who is omni just e-mailed me and told me I would starve myself to death and get anemic if I didn't eat meat. I e-mailed her back and said that by the time I ate the 7 to 11 servings of whole grain foods we are supposed to eat each day, the minimum 5 servings of fruit and veg and the minimum 2 servings of protein foods (pulses, tofu, etc.) that I didn't have room for anything else. I do not understand why omnis think you need to eat meat for survival. Also, I have never criticised what she eats. Although I am finally losing weight, it is really really super slow coming off but at least it is coming off and I feel a whole lot better and my fibromyalgia symptoms are almost gone. I have been vegetarian for a little over a year and am about to go vegan except I am having a struggle with giving up cottage cheese and yogurt. I also told her that until I quit eating meat I couldn't lose weight no matter how much exercise I got and how little I ate. I get lots of exercise too as I power walk a minimum of 5 miles to and from work which I don't think is too bad for a 50 something with FMS.