World vegetarian day. How to become a vegetarian with these 5 tips

Can anybody be a vegetarian? The answer is yes! But the first step to making the transition from meat to plant-eater is to understand the reasons why you are doing this change. 

Benefits of becoming a vegetarian:

the first step to making the transition from meat to plant-eater is to understand the reasons why you are doing this change.

How to become a vegetarian?

If you are trying to lose weight, being a vegetarian can be a good part of your program.

1) Have a good reason:

Any lifestyle change or habit change requires a little bit of motivation. Thus, be sure you have good reasons to make this transition so you can be really focused and motivated. 

2) Inform yourself:

Read books, vegetarian web sites on The Internet, or even ask a nutritionist. 

3) Don’t cut meat all at once. Start slowly

It is suggested that you should start with red meat and then the other types of meat. 

4) Substitute meat with veggies strategically

Start with the dishes you love, for example, a simple burger. There are many good options to replace the meat, for instance: beans, tofu or even lentils 

5) Look for vegetarian recipes 

There are many great recipes online (check our cook section!) you can try every week. A very useful exercise is to make an ingredient list of foods you usually eat and then think about vegetarian alternatives, and make a new list

There are many great recipes online you can try every week.

Nowadays vegetarianism is so common all around the world that wherever you go you will find good vegetarian dishes.

Remember to seek professional advice if you would like to change your diet. A health professional or a nutritionist will be in the best position to advise you.

Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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