Hi guys, i've been thinking about switching to a vegetarian diet for awhile now, and i think im finally going to do it.
Does anyone have any tips or tricks? All help and advice is apprreciated!!
I was a vegetarian for about 10 years and then switched to pescatarian for another 5 years. I eat whatever now. But if there is anything you need help with let me know. You'll want to learn how to cook for starters. Pick up some good multivitamins. Be sure to revolve your diet around protein or else your going to end up eating a lot of carbs. What helped me significantly is I live in Los Angeles so the variety of faux meat products is vast.
You should really use Google and read a couple articles. There are a few nutrients that a vegetarian diet can easily miss if you're not educated about it. Protein, calcium, and magnesium come to mind. They're easy to replace, either with food or supplements...
There have got to be like hundreds of good beginner vegetarian blogs & articles about the basics.
I was vegan for like five years and learned a lot about nutrition in that time.
Actually, i have read some articles and watched a documentary, and if you have a balanced diet, your usually okay for getting your daily intake of protein and calcium.