There is a big difference between eating heavily processed meats and non-processed meats. Eating hot dogs and sausages are clearly not good for one's health, and when Joey Chesnut set the world record by eating 75 hot dogs in 10 minutes at the Nathan's contest I worried about his health, while marveling at his digestive capacity:
There have been vegetarians in all of the CCFA support groups I have been involved in, and a few of them have struggled to maintain proper weight. For some bodies, vegetarian proteins aren't enough. Apart from that issue is the issue of being able to properly and healthily digest what you are eating as a J Poucher. You can dictate a diet to your body, but there is no guarantee your body will cooperate and tolerate it. Many in the support groups complained of problems eating raw veggies and I some cases cooked vegetables, and were forced to abandon changes made in their diets. My diet is very high in raw fruits and vegetables (fruit and yogurt for breakfast and a salad for lunch every day), but I like meats and eat chicken and seafood and red meat once a week (steak grilled every Sunday). It seems to work. I also drink lots of non dairy milks, my favorites being Silk Coconut-Almond and Silk Cashew. I also like the Califia Farms Coconut Almond, when I can get it.
Yeah, Joey Chestnut is a legend!!! I love watching his videos. I am scared for all those people as well, but they are lucky XD. On Youtube he ate 32 Big Macs!!!