There are several categories of eaters in America. One category, the vegans, consists of people who do not eat meat, fish, poultry, and they do not use other animal products and by-products. Vegans are followed by the health conscious, who eat a variety of healthy foods to maintain overall body health. The meat lovers group encircles much of America, as our nation consumes more red meat than any other nation. The final category is the "eat-anything's". This group tends to eat almost anything put before them, from healthy food to junk food. .
The first group is vegans. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or poultry. Vegans, in addition to being vegetarian, do not use other animal products and by-products such as eggs, dairy products, honey, leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics, and soaps derived from animal products. People choose to be vegan for health, environmental, and/or ethical reasons. For example, some vegans feel that one promotes the meat industry by consuming eggs and dairy products. That is, once dairy cows or egg-laying chickens are too old to be productive, they are often sold as meat; and since male calves do not produce milk, they usually are raised for veal or other products. Vegans avoid these items because of conditions associated with their production. Many vegans choose this lifestyle to promote a more humane and caring world. They know they are not perfect, but believe they have a responsibility to try to do their best, while not being judgmental of others. .
The next group is health nuts. These are people who will only eat something if it is proven to be healthy. These are the people who count calories of everything that they eat. They are also known to count all the fat grams in what they eat. I have a friend who belongs to this category, it some times gets tiresome of trying to find a place to eat with him because he is so conscientious of what he will or will not eat.