How Do I Become A Vegetarian

Building A Support System

»Posted by on Sep 30, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, How Do I Become A Vegetarian | 0 comments

Building A Support System

How Do I Become A Vegetarian: Building A Support System One question I get asked quite a bit is “how do I meet other vegetarians?” And it’s a great question.  If you’re doing anything by yourself, you’re less likely to succeed.  But if you’re surrounded by people you can talk to about going veg, you are more likely to do it well and stick with it. So, how do find those people who are doing the veg thing?  Well, it depends where you’re looking, and in what capacity you want to interact. Online A great place to start is online.  There are several online vegetarian forums out there, and one of the best ways to get started is to register and post in a few introductory threads to get going.  You can find other newbies and...

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Conversation with Vegan.com’s Founder, Erik Marcus

»Posted by on Sep 30, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, How Do I Become A Vegetarian | 0 comments

Conversation with Vegan.com’s Founder, Erik Marcus

How Do I Become A Vegetarian: Thoughts from the owner of Vegan.com Today I had a conversation with Erik Marcus, renowned vegan author, lecturer, and owner of the long-term vegan authority site, Vegan.com.  And it was really, really great. The full conversation will be available through the upcoming WhyBecomeAVegetarian.com podcast.  But I wanted to give you a couple sneak previews and share a couple of Erik’s insights that he talks about in his new book: The Ultimate Vegan Guide: Compassionate Living Without Sacrifice. One idea that really struck me was Erik’s approach to making the change to vegetarianism or veganism.  First, he made it clear that he doesn’t guilt ANYONE into being one thing or another.  He said if you’re making any...

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How do I STAY a vegetarian?

»Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, How Do I Become A Vegetarian, What Can Vegetarians Eat | 1 comment

How do I STAY a vegetarian?

How do I STAY a Vegetarian? I got a question recently that I thought was particularly poignant and relevant to us veg-types.  I’m planning on doing a video response, but wanted to put out a written one as well. Here’s the question.  It’s from Sean here in Austin, Texas. He asks: I wanted some advice about this.  I’ve encountered several “ex-vegetarians,” or people who claim they used to be a vegetarian for several years.  But I wonder what made them choose to stop?  Is it true that most people who decide to go veg ultimately stop, or go back to their original eating habits?  And if they really don’t like it or feel low on energy, then it is intriguing why they would continue for several years before stopping. ...

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Why Become A Vegetarian?

»Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, How Do I Become A Vegetarian, Vegetarian Benefits, Vegetarian Definition, Why Become A Vegetarian | 0 comments

Why Become A Vegetarian?

Answering the Question…why become a vegetarian? You’ve probably asked yourself that question at some point.  As someone who’s been a vegetarian now for over six years, as well learned from some of the world’s top nutritionists and vegetarian/vegan chefs, there are a ton of great reasons to take the leap and start cutting meat out of your diet. A lot of health-minded people are looking for ways to cut fat and calories out of their diet.  By not eating meat, you are getting rid of a major source of saturated fat, cholesterol, and various other harmful elements.  This doesn’t even take into account the chemicals that are getting into your body by eating meat.  The animal processing industry uses various growth hormones, antibiotics,...

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How Do I Become A Vegetarian?

»Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in Environment, Ethics, Health, How Do I Become A Vegetarian, Vegetarian Benefits, Vegetarian Types, What Can Vegetarians Eat, Why Become A Vegetarian | 0 comments

How Do I Become A Vegetarian?

There’s no real set path to becoming a vegetarian.  Different people do it different ways. Some people say it’s easy — they ask, “How do I become a vegetarian?”…and then they just go become a vegetarian.  They stop eating meat “cold turkey” (pun sort of intended) and reap all the benefits. But when most people ask that question, “How do I become a vegetarian?”, they aren’t ready for the transition.  They haven’t done any research, they don’t know what they’re going to eat, and they don’t have any kind of plan in place. And that’s why many people try it for awhile, and then give up and go back to eating meat.  They either start feeling bad because they aren’t...

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