Energy is delivered directly from the sun to plants and we consume them. Animals eat plants and transfer it to their bodies, then we consume energy from the sun secondhand. Isn't plant consumption logically more efficient than animal consumption to get energy?
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You are right that meat provides more calories per ounce, but how many plants did they need to eat to get there? Isn't energy wasted in the process from plant to meat to human consumption?
The amount of calories isn't the only factor. Plants are nutrient-dense, which means our bodies process the calories better. Meat is an overdose of low-quality protein, fats, and cholesterol, which makes people sluggish when they eat it.