Becoming A Vegetarian – Ideas For Beginners

Being a vegetarian is not for everyone. If you are doing it for fun, you probably will not last for long. It is not because it is hard but it a life style change or habit change. And anything changes to your life style require motivation. You need to find out the reasons why you want to become a vegetarian. The rest is easy.

There are many beneficial reasons for being a vegan. Some of the reason include cutting down on the fats, food poisoning and even weight loss. Meat is a great source for protein, it also contain a lot of saturated fat. By avoiding meat your are cutting out a lot of fats that are bad for you and replacing them with food that are healthier and contain some good fats. This greatly reduces your risk of heart disease. There have been studies that shown vegetarians tend to have a lower risk to heart disease. Every year millions of people suffer from food poisoning, many of them for eating meat that are not stored, prepared or cooked properly. Which create a breeding ground for bacteria to grow. Cutting out meat consumption reduces you risk of food poisoning.

Do your homework. Read up as much as possible before you start. Check out a couple of good books in the library. Go to online forum, share your ideas or just post your questions. There are tons and tons of website available on the internet. Have a notebook with you. Look for some good recipe. Go for the simple one for starters. Do a recipe or two for a week. if it does not suit you, try another recipe. Trying making vegetarian snack food for work. There are many food that are a great substitution for meat and best of all the food taste just as great.

Stating try new food. Vegetarian dishes can be found all over the world. From Italian pasta to many Indian dishes to spicy Thai food to Chinese, Ethiopian, Moroccan, Mexican, South American and more. You can plan you weekly meal base on a theme, try some recipes or dishes from a particular country and then move to other ethnic food from other parts of the world.

If you decide to become a vegetarian, start yourself on a gradual transition. Giving up meat all at one go needs a lot determination. Have fun. Most of all, do not make becoming a vegetarian be a restrictive, grueling ordeal. If you feel like you are depriving yourself, you will not last long. But if you feel like you are doing something good, and trying out some great-tasting food, you will stick with it for much longer.

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