This assumption may be common regarding the appropriateness of plant-based diets for women as they age, even among health care professionals.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy) reported in its 2009 position statement on vegetarian diets that appropriately planned vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful and nutritionally adequate, and they may provide health benefits in the treatment of certain diseases during all stages of the life cycle.2 “There’s no reason at all why women of any age can’t adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet,” says Virginia Messina, MPH, RD, a plant-based nutrition expert who specializes in diets for older women and the coauthor of .Even more than that (and here's the real shocker) they're paying attention to what you don't eat (and what you don't order).Researchers from the dating site AYI recently found that men prefer vegetarian women to meat-eaters by 11 percent, even though women are 13 percent more likely to date a meat-eating man."I don't think I would really care one way or the other, but if she were very cult-like about it, then I would probably not want to go out with her.""I'm a vegan," Matthew, 32, says, "so meat preferences are really important to me.
It's something I look for on girls' dating profiles — and that's not to say that I don't like girls that eat meat, I have plenty of meat-eating friends, but in a partner, I want to be with someone who's making similar choices as me.Your meal preferences are your own, but is he taking stock of what you're picking off your plate? Seems like everyone has an opinion on what you're putting on your plate.