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How To Become Vegetarian
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Are you wondering how to become vegetarian? Are you concerned that a vegetarian diet will result in lack of energy? Do you think it’ll be tough to find enough to eat—or that it won’t taste good? Are you concerned –as many are—that without a meat based diet you won’t get enough protein?

What do vegetarians eat? An ovo-lacto vegetarian diet includes dairy and fish. A vegan diet relies on nuts, seeds, soy, rice, and vegetables of all types.

A vegetarian diet will provide all the energy you need, and then some. There are endless delicious choices when it comes to variety, and lacking protein is very nearly impossible. All vegetables contain some protein, and such choices as beans, legumes, nuts and soy are often higher in protein than meat.

How to become vegetarian? It’s probably wise to take a slow approach, replacing one or two meals a week with meat free choices, and then trying a vegetarian diet for several days a week, before totally transitioning to the vegetarian lifestyle. Increase the amount of fruit in your diet, add more fresh vegetables, replace white foods with brown—try brown rice and whole wheat bread.

There are many meat substitutes available to ease the change to a vegetarian diet. Simply replace the meat in a familiar recipe with one of the soy substitutes easily found in any supermarket. Try not to increase the consumption of dairy, because weight gain can be a result. Instead, try some of the vegetarian products until you find the brands you like. There are many different soy and nut milks, butters and ice creams available.

As well as figuring out how to become vegetarian, it’s also important to consider why to become vegetarian. One huge factor is economic. Your grocery bill will go down drastically. Grains and beans are much cheaper than steak.

The cost of being ill also decreases. Being vegetarian reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, allergies and asthma. It also eliminates any chance of contracting diseases such as e coli and salmonella. It can help with weight control, and it vastly improves bowel function—there’s much more fibre in a vegetarian diet than in a meat based regime.

There are other, global advantages to becoming vegetarian. Following a plant based diet reduces the consumption of natural resources like oil, coal, and fresh water. The insane amount of land required to raise livestock can be used instead to grow grains.

If you want to learn how to become vegetarian, start small. Make little choices. Leave the meat out of the lasagna. Try tofu scramble instead of bacon. Begin to make changes that are comfortable and easy for you.

Put a toe into the vegetarian pool, then slowly an ankle—then a knee—and soon you’ll find you’ve learned how to become vegetarian, and the transition has been easy and fun.


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Vipin  

Good read bobby ! It is so enlivening to see someone spreading vegetarianism in such an appropriate way. But i feel that the most important benefit being "To Stop Cruelty against innocent animals" , this sacrifice will weigh over everything else.

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  about 5 years ago
Joan S  

I eat vegetables, fruits, grains, beans, dairy, and some fish. Don't miss meat at all. There is no dish you can't make using these ingredients. You can be very inventive. Food tastes great! For soups, I use an organic vegetable stock. For clam chowder, clam juice. Bon appetit!

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  about 6 years ago
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