Hi Sternly! I consider myself a vegetarian, even though I do eat eggs and dairy produce, and also a little fish from time to time - but only when it's disguised in breadcrumbs or batter :lol: . I eat LOADS of fresh vegetables and fruit, and use Quorn a lot, along with beans, lentils and brown rice.
The reason I don't eat meat is primarily for hygiene reasons. Raw meat (in particular) is COVERED in bacteria and the reason people get food poisioning is nearly always because of contamination due to poor hygiene in handling food - for instance, handling raw meat and then cooked food without washing in between, or eating meat which is not properly cooked, especially minced up meat such as burgers. It's both of those reasons why people often get ill after BBQs!
Anyway (I could write a book about this subject but I won't bore you ... ;) ), I just don't fancy having bits of cut up corpses hanging about my fridge or worktops. To me, it just isn't WHOLESOME and It turns me off.
Oh, and I never take any supplements - don't need to, with all those lovely fresh vegetables. And for the record, you don't need very much protein in your diet, and certainly not at every meal, so don't get hung up about the nutrition you're getting, just try and eat some of the following: cheese, milk, bread, pasta, rice, beans or other pulses once a day and you'll be fine.
It's a lot cheaper, too! ;)