Mrs LJ and I have been vegetarian (let's see, me for 35 yrs and she for about 20, raised a couple of kids vegetarian and they were big strapping and healthy kids. There are many benefits and it is not treasonous, and being vegetarian does NOT turn you into a liberal.
No one could accuse me of being a liberal.
Do you eat eggs? I do have to worry about my protein level. I went on a diet a couple of years ago and lost 122 pounds. I ate lean cuisines, fresh fruit, oatmeal, lots of yogurt, and skim milk. However, after I lost the weight, my serum protein level was below normal and I had serum BUN levels showing signs of muscle wasting.