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How To Transition Into A Vegetarian

By Edited Feb 19, 2016 3 5

Becoming a vegetarian can seem like the same as getting some one hooked on drugs to stop doing drugs.

We grew up in a society where we seemingly eat meat at every meal. We crave meat when we are hungry. We like to add bacon to everything including bacon flavored milk shakes. How crazy is it that in our modern society bacon flavored milk shakes are popular?

Bacon Milkshake

Once you've been a vegetarian for an extended period of time then you'll no longer crave the meat. You also find many soy products that duplicate the taste of meat but without the dangers of eating meat.

The best way to change your eating habits for people who are new to vegetarian eating is not to immediately quit eating meat. Do not rush into it cold turkey. Many people decide to become vegetarians and immediately give up eating all meat. Within a few weeks of eating no meat people cannot stand being without meat and go back to eating the unhealthy diet that they were eating before. Instead of quitting meat cold turkey it’s better to ease into a vegetarian diet.

Veggie Bean Tempeh Lettuce Wrap

Start by taking one night a week where you try out a new vegetarian recipe that looks good to you. If you like eating it then add it to your repertoire and then each week try out new recipes.

Once you build up a list of vegetarian recipes that you know you like and you find fulfilling then it is easier to expand eating vegetarian to 2 or 3 times a week. Keep repeating this process and eventually you'll be eating vegetarian meals 7 days a week and you will not have the desire for eating meat.

When you eat a vegetarian diet you can greatly increase your overall health and live to an older age. It is not very hard to do once you get used to it and is actually very enjoyable. One of the coolest things about eating vegetarian is that you also drastically reduce your own personal carbon footprint and can do your own part to help preserve the earth for our future generations.



Sep 16, 2013 10:24pm
Thanks for great tips about how to be a vegetarian.
Sep 17, 2013 11:01am
Thanks for the comment. There are many benefits to being a Vegetarian.
Sep 19, 2013 10:08am
Great advice Gonzo. Many of my nieces and nephews are vegans and vegetarians and raising their young children to be the same. When they come to visit it is always a challenge to find something we can all eat that I know how to cook. Luckily, my nephew just published his first cookbook (Lotus and the Artichoke) and is having great success with it so I have a good starting place now.
Sep 24, 2013 5:52pm
Being a Vegetarian really a great help to have a healthy lifestyle...Again I really appreciate this post..Keep on posting. KUDOS!
Sep 25, 2013 6:33am
I got into vegetarianism with my second wife (though she tried the vegan thing first--ugh--I just COULDN'T live without real cheese and real eggs!!)
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