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Living without meat

SO YOU want to become a vegetarian like some of our top stars ?

Well it’s not so easy to switch to a meatless way of eating, so you should know what you’re getting into, examine the plusses and minuses and remember becoming a vegetarian involves more than just not eating meat.

There are all types of vegetarians - those who eat fish, those who don’t, those who give up all dairy products including eggs and cheese, and those who simply eat fruits and vegetable and nothing else. The choice is yours.

You may want to start off slowly and work your way towards becoming a total vegetarian. Your body will go through some changes when it is being denied something you are used to having. Instead of completely cutting out meat abruptly, think about eating fish or chicken instead and then gradually phasing that out.

Another essential part to becoming a vegetarian is to know what nutrients are contained in the foods that you will be eating. Those who don’t support the vegetarian lifestyle do so mainly because they feel like the body will be deprived of important vitamins and minerals it needs to be healthy.

However, those who have successfully switched to a vegetarian lifestyle know that there are plenty of substitutions that can be made to help make up for the gap that is left by a meatless diet.

Becoming a vegetarian can be one of the best things you can do for your body as well as for your life. Those who have already done so have found that they feel better, they have more energy, and they even are able to lose weight without feeling hungry all the time.



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