So I have been vegetarian now for about 3 months now, I have done so well and I feel awesome! To be honest I never thought I would be able to go veggie as I was a big meat lover but working at Lush and being surrounded by other colleagues that are vegetarian/vegan and also working for a company that are 100% vegetarian and 100% cruelty free *which is awesome, go Lush!* really made me inspired to become veggie and it’s the best feeling! YAYA.
I started out just trying to cut down on my meat intake to see if I could do it and because I just mainly ate chicken and pork on a daily basis it was easier to try other new foods and try meat alternatives such as Quorn! I never ate any fish since I was a child anyway so for me it was mainly chicken that I had to say a good farewell to. I found it much more easier to cut down that I thought I would of, so that when I went food shopping I just didn’t buy any meat and realised I had done it, just like that! Which is awesome and I know it’s not the same for everyone, so even just cutting down your meat intake is better than nothing at all. 🙂
Do your research and try new foods and recipes! Now we have such a wide range of vegetarian meat alternatives such as Quorn, Linda McCartney and even Asda has their own range now too, you can still enjoy your favourite things such as chicken nuggets, sausages and burgers, most of them are even more delicious than actual meat and they are full of protein too. I love using Quorn pieces or mince for meals such as spaghetti bolognese or a curry!
Also do some research, we all have reason to as why we become vegetarian and for me it was because I realised I don’t need to eat animals, I am a big animal lover so why did I need to now I’m old enough to know better. I was so oblivious and ignorant to the damage that the meat industry does to the world we live in and the more I read about it and thought about it the more it made me realise I don’t need to eat animals to live a happy, healthy life. Everyone has their reasons, and I know it’s not for everyone but if you want to and you can then go for it! Baby steps is the best way to start, as eventually I would like to become vegan but for now being vegetarian is fab for me.
Do I feel better being vegetarian?
Yes I feel great! I feel proud when I say to people I’m veggie now, I feel like my health has improved as I am trying more foods and eating more fruit and vegetables on a daily basis! I’m also eating salad now, if you know me then you know I have always hated salad but now I eat them and I actually enjoy them, crazy right? With the right sauces and other things added you can eat a lovely meal full of flavour without hurting any little piggies etc. 😛 Also don’t try or pretend to be veggie just because you think it’s *cool* as that is so ridiculous and I have known people to do this in the past and then a week later they are eating all the meat they can? Do it if you truly want to and make sure it’s for the right reasons and that you are healthy enough to. At first people may look at you funny and judge you but who cares? You’re doing it for yourself and the animals in this world so that’s all you got to think about.
There’s the added bonus of lower risk of getting heart disease, unclogged arteries and you’re saving animals from slaughter and lowering your carbon footprint, all of these are added bonuses! 😀
Are you vegetarian or vegan? Do you want to be? Do you have any more advice? Any comments would be great! Thank you for reading.