Hey, non-meat-eaters, I am considering a vegetarian diet. I have one question, though. Is a vegetarian diet really more inexpensive than a regular one, because:
1.You don't buy meat, which has, of course, always been the costliest food
2.Or is it actually more expensive than a regular food diet, because even though you've spent less money on food, since it is harder to extract as many nutrients from veggies than it is from meat, you have to eat more food to get your calorie intake. This means that your meals get prolonged by, let's say, 10 minutes each. If you eat 3 times a day for 10 minutes longer, that's 30 minutes per day or about 100 hours per a working year. At $7.25 minimum wage, that makes a potential minimum loss of $725 per year. So, is a vegetarian diet really cheaper than usual when the time loss is taken into account as well? Thanks!