Becoming a Vegetarian in your 30s
As a 33-year-old mother of two, I have decided that after eating meat for my entire life that I am ready to give it up. People think I am crazy. People ask me why? Sometimes I wonder exactly that, but the real reason is simply for health.
I know that meat is not good for me. I have read the statistics, watched the documentaries, and did the research to understand why a plant based diet is the right thing. However, simply removing meat from your diet is not that easy!
When you read any vegetarian website they all sound the same, switching is easy! Just make these meals. Really? Ever tried to get a 5 and a 9 year old to eat their vegetables? Ever try to make your 38-year-old husband stop eating bacon? Its not that easy.
This is Going to Take Studying
The March to Meatless Harmony
I tried just not buying any meat, which turned into my husband going to the grocery store himself. So, my new approach has been to introduce one vegetarian dinner a week, then two, then three, until we eventually cut meat out of our diets all together.
This is a recent transaction in our family and I hope it works. I want us to be healthier, eat better, and overall feel better. I am going to record our journey into the world of vegetarianism and hopefully help others who are struggling with the same type of issues.