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If you want to find the answers to the Big Questions about your soul, you'd best begin with the Little Answers about your body. - Dr. George Sheehan, author, athlete, cardiologist (1918 - 1993)
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Change starts when someone sees the next step. - William Drayton, American politician and author (1776-1846)
Part of my reason for being vegetarian was because it practices respect and love for life all through the day, so three times a day, you make a decision to eat things that have not been killed. - Natalie Portman
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. - Henry David Thoreau
Live in each season as it passes;
breathe the air,
drink the drink,
taste the fruit.
- Henry David Thoreau
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I was such a protector of animals, but I was indoctrinated into eating them without even being aware of the process. - Colleen Patrick-Goudreau - Read EVEN's exclusive interview with Colleen HERE.
The best way to change the world, is to change yourself. - Joe Cross, Reboot Your Life (Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead)
I am very happy being a vegetarian and I believe that it is the best way to be. The day I started believing in the fact that I would want not to kill animals for my taste buds that is the day everything changed for me. - Shahid Kapoor, actor, Voted one of PETA's Sexiest Vegetarians
One of the greatest gifts you can give to the planet is to choose to become vegetarian, or even better, a vegan. - Julia Butterfly Hill, author of The Legacy of Luna and One Makes the Difference
It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not. - James Gordon, MD
Animals, they are one of the most beautiful gifts we have. And if there are people who have compassion, there are very few people who put their money into animal rescue organizations. If there is someone who has that passion, animals need all the help they can get. - Alyssa Milano, Actress
The Three-Step Way to Go Vegetarian
If you are making the switch to a vegetarian diet for its health benefits, you'll be pleased to find that there is a wonderful additional benefit to vegetarian eating: it's a delicious and fun way to explore new foods. A vegetarian meal can be as familiar as spaghetti with marinara sauce, as comforting as a bowl of rich, potato soup, or as exotic as Grilled Polenta with Portabella Mushrooms.
The switch to a vegetarian diet is easier than you might think. Most people, whether vegetarians or meat-eaters, typically use a limited variety of recipes; the average family eats only eight or nine different dinners repeatedly. You can use a simple, three-step method to come up with nine vegetarian dinner menus that you enjoy and can prepare easily.
1. First, think of three vegetarian meals that you already enjoy. Common ones are tofu and vegetable stir-fry, vegetable stew, or pasta primavera.
2. Second, think of three recipes that you prepare regularly that can easily be adapted to a vegetarian menu. For example, a favorite chili recipe can be made with all of the same ingredients; just replace the meat with beans or texturized vegetable protein. Enjoy bean burritos (using canned vegetarian refried beans) instead of beef burritos, veggie burgers instead of hamburgers, and grilled eggplant and roasted red peppers instead of grilled chicken in sandwiches. Many soups, stews, and casseroles also can be made into vegetarian dishes with a few simple changes.
3. Third, check out some vegetarian cookbooks from the library and experiment with the recipes for a week or so until you find three new recipes that are delicious and easy to make. Just like that, with minimal changes to your menus, you will have nine vegetarian dinners.
After that, coming up with vegetarian options for breakfast and lunch is easy. Try muffins with fruit spread, cholesterol-free French toast, or cereal for breakfasts. Sandwiches, with spreads like hummus or white bean pate with lemon and garlic, or dinner leftovers all make great lunches.
Source: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's "Vegetarian Starter Kit".
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So you've decided to go vegetarian or vegan. But now what? If you're trying to figure out what your next step should be, these quick tips will help you make the transition.
Transform dishes that you already know and enjoy. For example, omit meatballs from your favorite spaghetti recipe, or replace with a vegetarian substitute, such as GimmeLean. Chances are, much of what you already eat could easily be made vegetarian.
Explore new foods! One of my favorite things to do is to try one new product every time I go to the grocery store. As a result, I eat a much more varied diet as a vegan than I ever did before. Although most large grocery stores stock soy milk and veggie burgers, try browsing in your local health food stores to see what new foods you can find.
Try it twice. If you hated a particular food the first time, such as veggie burgers, try it again later, using a different product brand or prepared differently or with different seasonings and spices. Not all products are the same, and you may prefer one product or style of preparation. For example, if you microwaved your veggie burger the first time, try grilling it next time.
Browse health food stores. There's always something new to try, and the staff can help you find what you're looking for or give advice on which products are best.
Give yourself a break! Don't throw in the towel if you can't resist that burger. Just take a breath and resolve to do better at the next meal. Another idea is to allow yourself one day a week to eat meat. If you're finding it difficult to stick to a vegetarian diet, you're much more likely to pass something up, knowing you can indulge on Saturday or Sunday.
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We will be more successful in our efforts to make wanted changes in our lives, if we understand how personal change works. This is particularly true when it comes to our efforts to move ourselves or others towards a plant-based diet.