people contemplate becoming a vegetarian at one point or another.
Some consider a meatless diet because they feel sorry for the animals.
Others think a vegetarian way of eating will improve their health.
of those well-intentioned people very few actually follow through
and change their way of eating. The idea of completely giving up
meat forms a big stumbling block for most.
For some reason,
when it comes to vegetarian cooking, most people only see the "extremist"
approach: either give up meat completely or you might as well include
the meat in every meal. This "all or nothing" thinking becomes a
mental barrier that keeps a lot of people from eating more vegetarian
How about finding
a happy medium? Drastic changes to one's diet never last. Do not
beat yourself up for eating meat. There is no need to give it up
completely. Just try eating a little less of it, that's all.
now by making one meatless dinner every week. Keep everything else
the same. Eating just one vegetarian dinner every week is definitely
doable and easy. It will be just a nice change instead of deprivation!
If you think
going meatless one day a week would not make a big difference, consider
these simple numbers: if everyone ate vegetarian meals just one day
a week, it would save one out of seven animals. Out of 92 million
animals that are consumed in the United States alone every year,
over 13 million animals would be spared. This is a huge impact!
to doing good for our planet, you'll enjoy great health benefits
by including more fruits and vegetables in your diet. Fruits and
vegetables are rich in vitamins, nutrients, anti-oxidants and fiber
- all the things that are good for us. They can help with weight
loss and prevent diseases. Numerous studies show that diets high
in fruits and vegetables reduce the risks of deadly diseases such
as cancer, heart attack and stroke.
Also, by trying
out new dishes, you will break your food routine and discover new
tasty recipes and food combinations. It's really nice to eat something
different once in a while instead of being stuck in a food rut.
shift of mindset from "all or nothing" to a happy middle ground will
do wonders. Vegetarian eating does not need to be a full-time commitment,
sacrifice and strive for unattainable perfection. Just do what you
can to eat a little less meat, have fun trying new vegetarian meals
and enjoy the benefits.