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Ok, so I am doing some reserach and getting some information on becoming meat free... i want to start out by cutting out one meat at a time, like right now I have started cutting out red meat, but still eat chicken and fish, coz i heard they are the hardest to cut out... i just started yesterday, so any tips would be helpful! books, anything so i can start my way to a new lifetsyle! thanks
 

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Hi Dani.<br><br>
I would start out by reading the tip of the day thread that is stickied at the top of this forum, and also get yourself some good books.<br><br>
I would highly recommend 'Becoming Vegetarian' by Brenda Davis and Vestanto Melina. It really helped me when I first became interested in vegetarianism.<br><br><br><br>
I also found it helpful to watch some videos like Meet your Meat, which is also stickied at the top of this forum. Watching what really happens in factory farming made the transition quite a bit easier. I developed a negative association with meat, and it just shifted to the 'not food' category.<br><br><br><br>
Learn as much as you can, and try lots of new things.<br><br><br><br>
I wouldn't rely on subsitutes like mock meats too much at first. If you are used to eating meat, they may not taste right.<br><br><br><br>
If you have more specific questions, please fire away.<br><br>
You can also do a search for topics which may have already been covered by using the search function.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck with your transition and welcome to VB!
 

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Welcome to VB! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hi.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hi:"><br><br><br><br>
Synergy had some good advice, except about the mock meats. IMO mock meats are very handy when you're transitioning to a vegetarian diet. If you miss having a nice, juicy hamburger, you can sample different brands and flavors of veggieburgers (there are so many of them now!) and see which one you like enough as a replacement. Same thing with soy hot dogs and vegetarian lunch "meats".
 

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Welcome, and good luck. You've come to the right place - there is lots of support here.<br><br><br><br>
Oh, and I reckon it's up to you on the mock meat front - go ahead and try them out, especially if you have problems giving up meat, or of thinking what to have for meals, but I wouldn't rely on processed food too much. However, making your own veggie burgers is quite fun!<br><br><br><br>
You'll likely find, eventually, that your eating habits change - meals won't necessarily come meat(sub)/potato/veg - look at ethinic cooking, Indian food etc. There are a lot of easy veggie recipies out there for you to try. And lots on here too, of course!<br><br><br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>synergy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Hi Dani.<br><br>
I would start out by reading the tip of the day thread that is stickied at the top of this forum, and also get yourself some good books.<br><br>
I would highly recommend 'Becoming Vegetarian' by Brenda Davis and Vestanto Melina. It really helped me when I first became interested in vegetarianism.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck with your transition and welcome to VB!</div>
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An excellent book! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I really recommend it.
 
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