When I was 13, I decided to stop eating beef and pork. I don’t remember exactly what prompted my decision, but I’m sure it was a combination of loving animals and wanting to be healthier. My family was not very supportive. My mom bet I wouldn’t even last a week.
Nine years later, I’m making the full commitment to vegetarianism. This is something I’ve wanted to do for awhile. I’ve done lots of research, have done a few “test runs”, and have been slowly phasing meat out of my diet for the past two years.
Two weeks ago I decided to stop eating meat for a week. The week passed and I didn’t miss it at all. I even tried eating one of my frozen meals with chicken, but I actually got a little sick at the thought of it. I know I’m doing this for the right reasons and I’m so excited to begin this journey!
As a beginner, I’d really appreciate any tips you can offer. Restaurant suggestions in the NYC area are especially helpful, but I’d also love any healthy recipes!