that's very true. but people used to be pure herbivores for 50 million years. just after then they adapted to meat. they started eating it, their digestive system adapted (bacteria in stomach to process meat). however, their outer preferences did not alter - you do not have teeth, body, or general digestive system adapted to eating meat.
at some point, hunting, processing meat on fire and eating, meant a lot to human kind - they could populate areas, which they couldn't before because of insufficiency of food. these were times, when meat was essential for their lives.
but now, we are living in different times, meat is not an necessity anymore.
I would say, that if you must go out of your way to avoid meat and ask online for recipes, then I would say that perhaps it is not a necessity, but it is a convenience.
but what do you know about balanced diet? does it imply eating meat? i don't think so. many experts, better than me or you, think it does not.
as i'm not educated in this area very much, i would rather not oppose you or make any statements.
I am no health professional, but government agencies that spend millions of dollars on research like the american fda and usda recommend eating meat.
they are. i do not eat them. only because we do not hear them screaming while they are tortured, it does not mean they do not suffer.
well then what type of vegetarian eats fish but not eggs and things like that? I know a girl who will not eat eggs or dairy products but eats seafood. Maybe it's a religious thing.
carnivores like the smell and the taste of decayed meat. do you? do you like eating carrions?
or better said, do you like eating raw flesh?
While I do not enjoy eating raw meat, I do enjoy a nice grilled steak or maybe stuffed salmon on occasion. Properly prepared it does not require special teeth or enzymes in the stomach to dissolve harmful bacteria.
The reason why we crave sugary foods is because of the energy associated with the sweetness. Back in the day, high-sugar things like berries and fruits tasted good because they provided a large amount of energy. now you can just go down and get a chocolate bar because sweets are not scarce but you still crave them because they still taste good. So in this day and age you have to actively monitor what you eat and not just eat whatever your subconscious tells you.
I am not going to debate the health benefits of eating an all-veggie diet further because I am no nutrition professional. It seems like a sound idea in theory and several people swear by it, but to just say you are not going to eat animals because of the politics seems a little bit silly to me.