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How to Successfully Become A Vegetarian Without Giving Up

Updated on June 23, 2016

Why Become a Vegetarian?

People become vegetarians for many different reasons. Some do it because of health concerns, some because of religious restrictions, and some, like myself, because of their opinions on factory farming and the treatment of animals. Whatever the reason may be, I can tell you that the only regret you'll have about becoming meat-free is wishing you would have done it sooner.

How to Do It

There are a couple different ways to successfully become a vegetarian.

  • Cold-Turkey


I personally love this method, but maybe that's because it's the one I used. As odd as the heading sounds, cold-turkey is actually just a phrase, and there is ironically no actual turkey involved. Cold-Turkey means stopping all consumption of meat from the get go. The second you start, there's no cheat days or sneaked snacks. This method is a little harder to do, especially in the first 3-4 weeks. In those weeks, you will find yourself craving meat everyday, but if you remind yourself of the reason(s) why you started, you'll find it easier to resist. After those weeks, I found myself no longer craving meat anymore, which made it extremely easier to go on. I used this method and I have now been a vegetarian for now almost 4 years, so don't doubt it!

  • Easing Your Way Into It


    Some people prefer this method rather than the first, because it does tend to be a bit simpler. It is pretty self explanatory, you ease yourself away from meat. Some people start off small with Meatless Mondays, and then gradually working their way up to every day of the week. Others start off by removing meat from one of their daily meals, and then eventually all of them. Any way you ease yourself into it, it will help you and your body stop craving the meat it wants.

I hope you found this article helpful, and I hope I helped each and every one of you achieve something that's very hard to do!

Much Love,

Sami

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