Living by good health principles is an important element in your realization of success. Depending upon your definition of success, the realization of it inevitably will require mental concentration, a certain level of endurance, and considerable stamina. A healthy diet plays a major role in this effort.
In recent years a significant percentage of the population here in the U.S., have began to understand the considerable health implications of consuming red meat and realizing the need to eliminate it in acquiring a healthy diet. A vegetarian diet is now being viewed as a real and viable choice.
To clarify, a vegetarian diet consists of a diet in which no flesh foods are consumed. Therefore, even if you have eliminated red meat entirely, but you consume fish, chicken, turkey and other so-called white meat, then you are not a vegetarian. To repeat, a vegetarian is one who does not consume any kind of flesh foods.
To provide further clarification, if you consume dairy products and eggs, without the flesh foods, you are a lacto-ovo vegetarian.
And, if you eliminate dairy products and eggs, and only consume fruit, grains, legumes and vegetables, you are a strict vegetarian. A strict vegetarian, however, has the challenge of getting adequate protein in a balanced diet whereas the lacto-ovo vegetarian does not have that challenge at all.
Once again, the purpose of choosing a healthy diet is to keep health problems at a minimum as you pursue your definition of success. It would be to your advantage to take a serious look at the vegetarian option and make your choice. Personally, my choice for the last four plus decades has been the lacto-ovo option with no regrets.