As of February 8th, 2013, I have been a vegetarian for one year. I am working towards becoming vegan, but my love for cheese is a hard relationship to sever. Aside from that, I do not consume any other animal products. I do not regret my decision for a second and I will continue to refrain from consuming meat products for the rest of my life. I feel so at peace with everything! 1 day ago
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I think the first thing you need to do is figure out why you are going veggie. Are you having health problems with meat, or are you standing up for animal rights?? Maybe you can make a list to sort out your feelings, or create a vision board if you are trying to live a different kind of lifestyle.
Then I say you should Go for it! If you think it will be a big jump, then start slowly. First remove beef, then pork, etc so the change becomes more gradual.
The main thing is to know what you believe. 1 month ago
First is motivation…. WHY? do you want to be a vegetarian? Alice Walker said she looked at some meat served to her and thought, “I’m just eating someone else’s misery.” I often drove in the north GA mountains and saw chicken “farms” and trucks transporting chickens so… giving up meat and eggs wasn’t so hard. Then someone regaled me with how dairy cows are treated and that the dairy cows are the source of veal. So..now I’m a vegan, and that’s been more difficult.
How: go to an Indian restaurant and there you’ll find all sorts of foods without meat. Garden burgers are great. Look on line for suggestions. Pay attention to your protein and vitamin intake. Do it gradually and remarkably, you’ll find yourself NOT wanting meat. Of course you’ll miss Thanksgiving turkey!... but think… who’s the victim here? you? the turkey? 1 month ago
- It wasn’t easy bc in the caribbean there aren’t as many vegetarian options as in the US. There are vegetarian SUBSTITUTES for chicken tenders, buffalo wings, ground beef, boneless ribs, turkey, ham, corn dogs, hot dogs, etc. from Morningstar farms, Worthington, Boca and other brands (but if you DO find them, it can be a bit costly !!)
*There aren’t many eating out options in the caribbean.
- I found it easier to main my weight before going vegetarian (i guess its because i dint know what to eat, and there aren’t many options, so it ended up being mostly carbohydrate)..I still have yet to learn vegetarian recipies !!
- I am currently studying medicine in a poor town in dominican republic (SPM) and the only vegetarian option is expensive dry soy ‘meat’. I had no option than adding egg whites (there are no substitutes!) and protein shake (which i bring from PR). 3 months ago
How I did it: The biggest obstacle to becoming a vegetarian is identifying good sources of protein.
We usually get protein from dead animals, but there are other good sources: beans, tofu, nuts, eggs (yes, I eat dairy products), whey, etc. There are veggie burgers, sausage patties and other things that are tasty and good to have in moderation.
I resolved that I would not be crazy about this, and would eat meat if there was nothing else available and I just had to eat something to keep from turning into Mr. Hyde, and having that backup plan helped.
I was surprised to find that I don't miss eating dead animals. It's a bit more challenging, a a bit more expensive, but not such a big deal, after all. Read how I did it… 3 months ago
Going through the “100 Most Completed Goals” and marking off the ones I’ve missed along the way. I wanted to clarify this one because I am not currently a vegetarian, but I was for a little over a year in the late 90’s. 3 months ago