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How do you become a vegetarian?

Postby nikson48 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:52 pm

Ok i know not eating meat
but i always have a hard time sticking to it...i basically mean how do you stick with it.
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How do you become a vegetarian?

Postby cwentun33 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:00 pm

Here's what you need to eat. Please make a note of the pulses and vegetables which I've mentioned. Apart from those mentioned, it would be beneficial to purchase fruits and vegetables which are native to your region so that you can formulate your own recipes in the future.
You need to make sure you eat pulses at least three times a week and fruits and vegetables everyday.
Have a fruit for breakfast(apart from something else of course) and vegetables/pulses for lunch and dinner.
Make sure you include ALL varities of fruits, vegetables, pulses, grains, nuts, seeds and dry fruits in your grocery list.

Don't eat mock meat and soybean as mock meat contains sodium and soybean is bad for health.
Mock meat is also soy based so too much soy can be bad for health.
Actually even a little soy is bad for health.
What's wrong with soy?
Soy beans are naturally toxic to humans, but they're harmless when they go through a fermentation process, which is how we get tofu.
But soy is being used in more and more things these days.
Just look through your cabinet. You'll be surprised.
Anyway, most companies aren't putting their soy beans through this process because it takes too much time, and time = money.
Instead, they put it through a chemical process, but this rarely gets rid of the soy's toxicity completely.
Symptoms of a high soy diet are thyroid problems, breast cancer, and other complications.
People get these symptoms because the soy they eat isn't fermented.
Studies:
http://www.alsearsmd.com/this-modern-health-food-may-be-poisoning-prisoners/
http://www.nmia.com/~galenvtp/WAPSoyC3.pdf

Mock meat can never be part of a staple diet(food what you eat everyday) as it is highly processed.
You CAN have it ONCE IN A WAY.
Its a luxury and not a need.
Now looking at a staple diet, You'll need to consume naturally occurring FRUITS,VEGETABLES(cauliflower,carrot, potato, beetroot, broccoli, okra, eggplant, radish, turnip, cabbage, bitter gourd, spinach,capsicum(aka bell peppers)),PULSES(chickpeas,kidney beans,black eyed peas,green gram,black gram,lentils,lablab bean,moth bean,horse gram,cow pea,double beans),NUTS(cashew nuts,peanuts,walnuts,pistachios,raisins) and GRAINS.
Also, do have figs once in a while as it is good for blood purification.
Make something like rice and bread your staple diet.
You can have rice with vegetables or lentils/legumes for lunch and bread(I have Indian bread usually) with pulses for dinner.
You will get all vitamins and minerals from fruits,vegetables,pulses, legumes and nuts provided you consume them in variety so don't fall for the myth that says vegans/vegetarians need to take multivitamin supplements.
Vegans/vegetarians don't need to take supplements as they get all their nutrients from the above mentioned sources.
Supplements are supposed to be taken by people with deficiencies so do not take them UNLESS they have been prescribed to you by a doctor.
Here are some recipes:
http://www.vegiehead.com/index.html
http://www.manjulaskitchen.com/category/subji-vegetables/
http://www.indianfoodforever.com/indian-breakfast/
http://www.thekitchn.com/10-inspiring-vegan-blogs-136662
http://www.easy-indian-food.com/indian-breakfast-recipes.html
http://www.indianfoodrecipes.net/vegetarian-indian-recipes/index.html
http://www.manjulaskitchen.com/category/snacks/
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_vegetarian_recipes
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Postby gaara » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:01 pm

The easiest way is probably to list everything you like that does not contain meat and buy some quantity of it. Whenever you think about eating meat, just cook one of your prefered vegetarian dishes. And think about what meat really is (a piece the cadaver of an animal who had a miserable life and an horrible death, you don't put this in your mouth, do you? ;-))
With friends, it is hard at the beginning. Whenever you are invited or go out, you'll have to explain your choice. But as your friends know it, it will become easier. With new friends, just ask what is on the menu. Just say "I usually do not eat meat" instead of defining yourself as this or that.
Hang out with vegetarians, discover Indian cuisine...
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Postby geri » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:20 pm

Well, it was pretty easy for me--to put it politely, my digestive system rebelled when I ate meat, so one day I just stopped. That was 11 years ago, and although I've had flashes of temptation, I've managed to stick with it.

What are you having a hard time with? If it's cravings for meat, well, you're only human. And it's probably the flavors and texture you miss, plus the comfort of the familiar. There are tons of analogues out there that simulate the flavor and texture, and you should seek them out and try them. You may not like all, but hopefully you will like some. This is also an opportunity to expand your palate and try new foods that you may like.

Here's a recipe site for you: www.vegweb.com. You'll find tons of ideas for great meals.

You may also want to order a vegetarian starter guide that will give you help in sticking with your decision.

Good luck!
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Postby honani » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:22 pm

Well, it was pretty easy for me--to put it politely, my digestive system rebelled when I ate meat, so one day I just stopped. That was 11 years ago, and although I've had flashes of temptation, I've managed to stick with it.

What are you having a hard time with? If it's cravings for meat, well, you're only human. And it's probably the flavors and texture you miss, plus the comfort of the familiar. There are tons of analogues out there that simulate the flavor and texture, and you should seek them out and try them. You may not like all, but hopefully you will like some. This is also an opportunity to expand your palate and try new foods that you may like.

Here's a recipe site for you: www.vegweb.com. You'll find tons of ideas for great meals.

You may also want to order a vegetarian starter guide that will give you help in sticking with your decision.

Good luck!
I'd say abruptly. Set a date and start.

But WAY before that, do research (to make sure you do the change right) and tell everyone that you're making the change and when you're doing it. Psychologically you'll believe in yourself more because of this spreading of your intended changes. You'll go in more confidently and be less likely to back out.
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Postby dubhgall » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:31 pm

^The nutritional community disagrees.

Remind yourself that it's the dead flesh of a sentient creature,
that it was produced as part of a food industrial system that putrifies the air, groundwater, and oceans,
and that there is no reason to eat blood, pus, sh*t, and steroids.
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Postby cocidius » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:39 pm

Start step by step. First switch to only white and fish meat. After a month switch to only fish. After another month try a week at a time with no meat at all. Then two weeks at a time with one week of fish. Then eat fish once or twice a month. Then ...
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Postby howard » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:42 pm

By not eating meat. There's really no science to it.

Unless you want to get all emotional. WHich is usually because of a story you tell yourself.
Tell yourself a different story.
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Postby dee83 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:53 pm

Eat more plants.
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Postby kaysan » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:54 pm

That is not healthy, you should at least have some meats. Try lean turkey or chicken breast.
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