Ok, well I'll try and give you as much small fragments of advice as I can conjure from turning veggie when I was 14 (I'm now 22) I doubt all of it is relevant, but what the hell!
Firstly, give it a go, why not? It's got a lot of other good added benefits anyway such as better for the environment...
Best answer: Ok, well I'll try and give you as much small fragments of advice as I can conjure from turning veggie when I was 14 (I'm now 22) I doubt all of it is relevant, but what the hell!
Firstly, give it a go, why not? It's got a lot of other good added benefits anyway such as better for the environment (don't know if this particular example is actually true but I remember something once saying taking a shower everyday does less damage to the environment than the process it takes to make a burger). It's cheaper...just about, obviously it's nicer for the animals and as you've said, much healthier. If you don't like being a veggie, then just go back to eating, it doesn't need to be an honour-bound code.
It will be much better for your body ofcourse, partly because of how fattening meats are but also because you're less likely to eat food with so much rubbish packed into it. You will still need protein though, that's the common mistake people make. A friend of mine turned veggie and became massively, scarily ill when her body didn't get the protein it needed. As such, you need to find foods with protein in. Be if tofu, quorn, eggs, (baked beans if you're lucky enough to live in britain). The protein itself shouldn't be a problem if you're worried it'll put weight on because all of those are much less fattening than meat and all of that. I think tofu is great nutrition in tonnes of ways, though I'm not totally sure. Try out the veggie version of meat products though. Some of them will taste horrendously bad, some of them are nicer than the meat equivalent. It's tricky figuring out which ones are good though because one brand might do a brilliant vegetarian turkey and yet also do a horrid vegetarian version of sausages, where another brand will do really good sausages and bad turkey etc. (I'm yet to find a good veggie bacon admittedly). Play around though, I'm going on british products (I don't know where you live or where the ones we have here are also sold) but they are some bloody nice ones. I don't think it is what you meant, but don't see turning veggie as all fruit veg, because if you try to stick to that diet, you will almost certainly lose motivation and almost certainly get ill. You want to find a diet that still tastes great. That's why I've been veggie half my life really, not because I'm determined to stick to it, but I'm just really happy with the food I eat.
The other thing you mentioned was about the hot wings. You're correct, it's much easier than you think to get used to life without foods like that, but still, if you really like them, don't punish yourself. You don't want to each them much at all if you want to lose weight, ofcourse, but you can treat yourself on the rare occasion. For example, I loved steak so much that I used to eat it once a year on my birthday. It confuses people that I did that, as though I was breaking my own laws, but why not? It doesn't change anything, I don't need to feel guilty, I was just having a day off.
Then just other bits of advice, don't cut all meat straightaway forever, that could get you ill if your body currently feels dependent on meat. I didn't get ill, but nonetheless, I'd just eating a bit of meat once a week for the first month or something before giving it up for good. It probably doesn't matter, just a precaution.
Another option, you could still eat fish? Tends to be less bad and have less **** pumped into it, also provides much needed protein and also tastes great. That would make you a pescetarian.
Last bit of advice, Gandhi, probably as famous a veggie as there ever was, used to still eat meat were he to go round someone house and they cooked it. I think that was a sign of maturity rather than of weakness, he understood it was a bit ridiculous to treat your diet like holy scripture, not to mention it annoys people. I'm recently starting to turn vegan but I'll still have milk from dairy if someone puts it in my coffee and I'll still eat birthday cake or have tiramisu if it's on the restaurant menu; just when I'm choosing food for myself, I'll choose to avoid dairy. I think one of the reasons vegans can be so damn annoying and can put people off becoming one themselves is because they're never at all relaxed about their beliefs.
Good luck with it all! It's a great choice to make in your life
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