Parents often tell children to finish their vegetables because it is good for them. The truth is that vegetables are good for everyone. In fact, some people live on them alone. Becoming a vegetarian can help you become healthier, help with weight loss, keep animals and the environment safe and so much more. Although it may take some effort, becoming a vegetarian is not really very difficult.
The first step to becoming a vegetarian is finding a good reason to do so. This is something that shouldn't be taken too lightly. Changing your eating habits can really have a big effect, so you need to consider why you are doing it. Wanting to become healthier, caring for animals and others are often good reasons. Those with good reasons are often able to stick to this change better than those without solid intentions.
The next thing to do is read up and do some research. There are different levels of being a vegetarian and it takes different amounts of effort. Find out what it is all about and what you need to know about it. By learning these things you can brace yourself for what you are about to take on. It will also help you clear any questions that you might have and offer a good amount of guidance for you as well. During this time it will be good to look for forums or support groups which you can turn to during the process of becoming a vegetarian.
Once you've been able to find reasons and gather the information you need, goal setting is up next. While some people go cold turkey and just switch to vegetables suddenly it may be better to go for a gradual change. Set your goals for each week and cut back on your meat consumption slowly. You can start by eliminating one type of meat a week. This will help you get a feel of things without jumping into it too quickly. At the same time, meeting each goal will give you a drive to go further and do more.
Lastly, don't forget to try out new vegetarian recipes. This will help you expand your menu and let you discover new dishes. By finding new things to eat you do not feel deprived and will not be tempted to switch back to old eating habits. This can also be incorporated with your goals.
If you set your goals publicly it can help to keep your goals on track. Our goal setting website, Solid Goals, is ideal for this.