Chicago Health Chief Asks Residents to Go Vegetarian for a Month

Chicagoans love their hotdogs (no ketchup, of course), Polish sausage and pretty much any other food that once walked the Earth with a face, so the city’s health commissioner could face an uphill battle in convincing residents to go vegetarian for a month. Dr. Terry Mason kicked off a campaign to slim down the city of broad shoulders (and broad bellies) by suggesting Chicagoans lay off the meat for all of January. The annual healthy eating campaign began four years ago and transformed the life of 71-year-old South Sider Paul Ellison, who ditched meat three years ago and managed to lose 40 pounds. So, what do you say Chicago, tofu pups for everyone?!