The decision to switch to a vegetarian or vegan diet is still a pretty scary one for someone who currently eats meat. Something about the thought of giving up meat throws them into a panic as they see this as a huge life-altering change, which granted it certainly is. But the levels of panic frequently go past the rational and into banana-pants territory, even though when you think about it, there’s not a lot to fear. Specifically, there’s something very simple you can do to keep the transition from scaring you away: looking up vegetarian and vegan recipes.
Too often people either hear about the diet shift or give it some consideration, but because they hear about what they’re losing, they instantly assume they can’t eat anything anymore, and that’s (very thankfully) not true at all. Yes, you are cutting something out of your diet, but the really scary part is when that thing you cut out, meat, actually is the cornerstone of everything you eat. In those instances you really do need to be scared, but more toward a vegetarian diet rather than away from it.
Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (29)So then, with meat gone, judgment becomes extremely clouded, but the magic item that clears all is the thing that clouded it in the first place: hunger. All a meat-eater really needs to do to smooth the transition is to start researching vegetarian and vegan recipes instead of thinking about all the steaks and chicken breasts and pork chops they’re losing.
Not only are there plenty of meat substitutes in terms of burgers and such, but there’s hardly even any need for the usual substitutes as vegetarian recipes are just so varied by nature. Restriction breeds creativity, and removing meat from the equation has yielded more than enough fantastic results, some of which we feature every single day.