You’ve done your homework and want to try a new way of living! Eating a diet free of meat can be difficult task for many Americans. Here are a few simply things to keep in mind when transitioning from a meat to meatless diet.
Go gradually. Give it a week or so. Cut out meat 1 day a week, then 2 days and so on. You may find it helpful to cut out beef first, then pork, chicken and turnkey and finally fish. Remember to cut down on eggs and dairy. You’re not replacing the meat with eggs and dairy. Consume more plant based proteins like legumes, nuts, and grains. All contain protein. Visit vegetarian restaurants to get ideas to use at home. Be creative. It doesn’t have to be a bowl of salad every night. Finally, have fruits available for snacks any time of the day. Good luck with your new life!