Vegetarian and vegan diets have been popular for quite some time now. Even popular celebrities like Alicia Silverstone, Bryan Adam, Jason Mraz and Carrie Underwood have claimed to adopt a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle at some point in their lifetime. But according to a recent study by the Human Research Council (HRC), it seems that it is easier to quit a vegetarian/vegan diet than it is to start one. Of the 11,399 adults age 17 and older surveyed for the study, 84 percent stated that they went back to eating meat at some point in their lives.
So why would someone even consider a meatless diet, if it is so difficult to maintain? According to the HRC study, current vegans and vegetarians stay motivated to keep their diet due to health, animal protection, disgust of animal products, environment and/or taste.