Being a vegetarian is awesome!
It may sound difficult to accomplish at first, but if you are thinking about making the transition, don’t think twice, I promise, you wont miss meat.
I am hispanic, so yes, my family is used to eating lots of meat and chicken, so at first I thought that it would be very difficult because I used to love the taste of meat.
One day, as a matter of fact, the first day of the year 2011, I decided to not eat cow meat anymore. I chose this day because most of the tempting festivities were over. I started slowly, not eating any beef or pork.
“This is not too hard”, I would say to my self, and eventually I stopped eating chicken as well, I never really liked sea food, so that wasn’t hard at all.
The first few months I noticed an awesome change, I no longer felt the “heaviness” associated with eating meat. I would also feel less “oily” and I even felt less guilty after eating. Since I had never stopped eating meat before the transition, I used to eat a lot of meat substitutes made of soy, which were pretty close to the real thing, but were completely processed and artificially flavored.
After a couple more months, I stopped drinking milk, I still eat cheese and yogurt, but I don’t drink milk. Almond milk is amazing. I have also tried flaxseed milk, which is very tasty, it has the texture of horchata (its a rice-milk-drink), and a nice flavor, but it has a bitter after taste.
And I would love to transition to vegan, but I think I will wait a couple more years, or months, I don’t know yet.
And that is the story of how I became a vegetarian. If you have questions about being a vegetarian, or tips for going vegan, ask me or share them with me!!
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