Jen - What made me go back to meat and dairy? At the time I was married to a guy who thought a french fry was a balanced vegetable. He lived off fried chicken, pizza, and french fries and wouldn't try anything green. It became very expensive having to shop for his bad food habits and then my healthier ones. We spent a small fortune at the grocery store every time. So to save money I went back to eating what he ate. I am also no longer married to Pizza Dude.
I have remarried a guy who is open to trying new foods. Although he says he could never be a vegetarian or vegan because he loves meat too much, he is open to eating the foods I will cook. I like that!