The Top Three Things You Need to Know About Being a Vegetarian!

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  1. Leah says:

    Pinned to share…great article.

  2. Zeny says:

    So informative, nice post!!

  3. Chelle says:

    Love it! Even if everyone had two meat free dinners a week it would reduce the extreme use of resources that cultivating meat versus plants takes. 🙂

  4. Charity says:

    This was a lot of helpful information! I always considered going vegetarian again for health reasons. My mom and sister are vegan. I tried it for like a month and failed lol but thank you for sharing!

  5. Carley says:

    This is such a great post! I’m not trying to go vegetarian, but I do want to do meatless Friday’s!

    • awaitressnomore says:

      I love the idea of meatless Fridays! I hope it goes amazingly. Plus it’s an opportunity to learn a bunch of new recipes 🙂

  6. Emma says:

    This is so true!! I used to be a vegetarian and then vegan for about 10 years, it’s crazy how everyone just assumes tofu is the be all end all. Truth be told I never ate it. I didn’t enjoy it and found so many other ways to acquire protein.

    • awaitressnomore says:

      Yeah, I always got the iron question and protein question. I’m amazed sometimes that people know so little about what they’re eating. I feel like there should be a basic life skills course in schools, haha!

  7. Shell says:

    Great information and well presented! Thanks for the great image of the best foods to eat too! That will be handy later!

  8. Joanna says:

    This was a very informative post, especially regards to the vitamins and nutrients your body needs in order to function properly. Meat gives us a lot of protein and if someone decides to become vegetarian, they need to find the same level of protein somewhere in other foods. I don’t know if I could be a vegetarian, as I do like meat, but I tend not to eat it in summer, when it’s too hot.

    • awaitressnomore says:

      Thank so much! I think it’s definitely something you should do some research on before doing to make sure that you’re getting all the nutrients you need. Hopefully, I made it a little bit easier.

      I tend to eat a lot lighter in the stomach. So I completely get that.

      Thanks for reading!

  9. Ching says:

    I gave up meat for lent once and I realized that being a vegetarian wasn’t really my thing. with that said however as I get older, I find myself moving towards that because eating too much meat makes me feel heavy and not so good!

    • awaitressnomore says:

      It’s nuts how different diets suit people different and even how different diets are needed for just one person over their lifetime. So many things effect your microbiome from age to antibiotic usage and so much more.

  10. Always enjoying your posts, There are so many ways to keep your nutrition balances even when vegetarian.

  11. Erin says:

    Super informative post! I’m very tempted to go full veggie now x

  12. These are great points to make to those who heard so many bad things about vegetarian life. Although I am not interested in being a vegetarian I do like a lot of the emphasis on including more veggies into our daily meals .

    • awaitressnomore says:

      Learning different ways to cook and include more veggies was one of the best lessons I learned from being vegetarian!

  13. Jillian says:

    I like that you mentioned you can have a deficiency whether you are vegetarian or not! So true! Also, about using natural supplements; I do have deficiencies, am NOT vegetarian, gluten-free, or any other diet, and do use Supplements and they work!
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  14. Elizabeth O says:

    This is a great post full of really handy information. I like that you provided a list of food that can help a vegetarian get all their nutrients.

  15. im not a vegetarian and im not planning on becoming one, but i loved the post it answer many questions i had about it. i am trying to eat more vegetables so i will use that list you post to incorporate them on my daily meals

    • awaitressnomore says:

      Learning better ways to cook veggies made them infinitely more enjoyable to eat. I’m a huge brussels sprout fan now! Thanks so much for reading!

  16. Alaina says:

    I’ve never really been a fan of meat… just the texture throws me off. I’ve been looking into other healthier option to substitute the meat in my dishes. This list helps a lot!

    • awaitressnomore says:

      I’m glad it was helpful. I hear that a lot about meat for some people. I just couldn’t eat it after I read a book that went in-depth on how the animals are killed. The main thing that I want to go over in a later post is non-meat protein sources. I just didn’t want this one to be too long-winded.

  17. Tiffany Yong says:

    I’ve tried going vegetarian before but I realised it’s really difficult to do so if I’m in the only in my family doing that! More so, my bf is a carnivore! But I try my best to keep to more vegetables and less meat~
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    • awaitressnomore says:

      I completely understand the being the only one thing. It’s become more popular so it’s easier for vegheads to eat out, but when I was one even 9 years ago it was very difficult to eat at the same places as my friends and get enough food.

  18. Esme Sy says:

    Ah, so this is how people can be advocates for it. There really is a lot of misconception about eating only veggies and while I’m an omnivore, I think both sides still have it good and complete.

    • awaitressnomore says:

      Thank you! I was always surprised how fierce people can become about their preference of eating. Whether I was vegetarian or an omnivore I believe everyone should deserve respect and be able to make their own choices.

  19. nawdeeya says:

    Interesting post. Not a vegetarian, not thinking of becoming one. Its good to read about misconceptions and alternatives. Thanks for the food items that can provide good nutrients for us.

  20. Nina says:

    I was a vegetarian for 9 years. People always seemed so concerned about protein but the truth is you can find it in so many different things.

  21. Adrienne says:

    I appreciate your choices and understand there are benefits, but I love my meat!

    • awaitressnomore says:

      I’m actually a meat eater now too 🙂 I’m just sharing because there’s some common misconceptions about vegetarianism.

  22. Nati says:

    These are really useful advice for people thinking to become a vegetarian. I have never considered this possibility. In fact, I don’t like red meat very much, I only rarely prepare it, I buy around 250g of red meat a week and that is for our entire family of 4. But I do live with an iron deficiency ever since I can remember, which I complement with a berry juice preparation that I take daily.
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  23. Tanvi says:

    Interesting post – I have been a vegetarian since birth – I don’t know any other way to be 🙂

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  24. mark says:

    Great info on being vegetarian. didn’t know some of that very knowledgeable.

  25. Shubhada Bhide says:

    Lots of information here about vegetarian. Thanks for sharing the food items that can provide good nutrients for us. Iw ill be pinned this.

  26. Aditi says:

    Very informative post and extremely timely. Vegetarianism is on my mind but proving a little difficult to accomplish.

  27. Tara says:

    A lot of great information here!

  28. Deborah says:

    Always know that you start to get more interested in a varied diet with becoming a vegetarian. That’s a good thing!

  29. Roni says:

    I’ve been wanting to experiment with eating less meat, so this post was very helpful!

  30. Lisa says:

    Very informative post! I am very interested in a meat free diet so this was helpful! Pinned!

  31. LaWann says:

    Great post. Lots of good information

  32. Bec says:

    I have considered a Vegetarian diet. I would definitely be keen but my Husband loves his meat so much and I couldn’t face cooking two meals every night!

  33. Susan Minich says:

    I have found that by eating vegan, I needed to up my calories by a ton. I had to incorporate protein at every meal to feel full and if I get less than what feels like a lot of calories, especially since I’m very active – I feel weak and have headaches.

    • awaitressnomore says:

      I could definitely see that. When I was a good vegetarian, and not a carbetarian, I would mix different fats into my foods to help keep me full longer and make sure that each meal had enough protein. It’s a balancing act, but it’s really nice once you find that perfect spot.

  34. Annie says:

    Awesome post! I try to be plant-based but still eat meat here and there. Loads of respect for vegetarians!

    • awaitressnomore says:

      I really want to get into meatless Mondays. My body really likes meat so I’m going to continue to eat it, but I’d love to play around with more vegetarian dishes again.

  35. So straight forward and honest. I though all there was to being vegetarian is TOFU, which I do hate. So considering that there are so many options, I think I’ll start trying with meatless days.

  36. Amy Blake says:

    Pinned for later, great post thanks for sharing!

  37. Doug says:

    Awesome post! Didn’t know this much about vegetarians so thank you for posting!

  38. This is a great guide for anyone wanting to be a vegetarian. I’m not a fan of vegetables, so I’m not sure if I’d be able to make the switch.
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  39. mark says:

    great educational piece!
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  40. Sorry for this but being a vegetarian, it sucks. I switched to non veg when i was 19. My whole family is veg except me, the lone warrior. If you are a vegetarian and you go to gym, you have to chose for which is protein food which is not which is not in case of non veg.
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    • awaitressnomore says:

      No worries. I’m not one anymore either! As I said in my post, whatever diet is best for someone is extremely subjective and may also change as their body’s need change. It must be hard being being the only non-veg in a family of vegheads though! I hope they honor your choice.

      Not entirely sure what your last sentence was in reference too though 🙂

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