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If a month is too long, you could always start with Go vegetarian for a week.
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Note added by Maisoon Adwan. 8 months ago
A great experience I repeated soon 🌾🌾
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Note added by Emily Bechthold. 1 years ago
Since june 2017 i stopped eating meat, and since december 2017 i stopped eating fish also. Which makes me vegetarian.
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I do it every year before christmas. I start my vegetarianmonth on the 23th of november so I can eat some meat on Christams eve. This fringe is very good for my body and my soul. I think I am fresher and calmer .
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Note added by Jade J. 1 years ago
Starting this on the 28th November for Orthodox nativity fast
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Note added by Joy Ford. 1 years ago
Actually completed Easter 2017 - Went vegetarian for lent so 40 days
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Note added by Heather Blamires. 1 years ago
My definition for vegetarian is nothing with a face. So eggs and dairy are still okay.
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Note added by Fleur. 2 years ago
Been a veggie for a month! Well done me! I have to say it was easier than I expected. I discovered plenty of new recipes!
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Note added by Lisa. 2 years ago
Start January 20/17
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Note added by Phebe Somers. 2 years ago
Dagen zonder vlees 2016
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Note added by Kelly Louise. 2 years ago
Started off as a challenge. Now I've been living meat-free for five years and counting.
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Way longer than a month - almost 6 already!
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Note added by Amelia. 2 years ago
Impossible! At least too hard for me.
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Note added by Amelia. 2 years ago
Impossible! At least too hard for me.
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Note added by Stephanie. 2 years ago
27/3
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totally banned due to anemia. at least now.
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Note added by Andie P. 3 years ago
I actually went (and stayed) Vegan
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Note added by Sarah Wolfe. 3 years ago
July 2014
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Note added by Freya. 3 years ago
Gone veggie, maybe permanently
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Note added by Steph P. 3 years ago
Piece of Cake. It was way easier than we both thought. Lentils, cheese and avocados were our best friends.
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Note added by Abraham Nelson. 3 years ago
When I started this site, I took the top 101 goals without reviewing them, and told myself that if I'd already done it, I'd do it again.

That, this one was pretty straight forward, since I have a few years of veganism under my belt. My advise to anyone else who wants to try vegetarianism though is this: GO FOR IT!

Changing how I eat opened me up to all kinds of food I would have never expected. Thai, Indian, Korean, Mediterranean, pretty much any culture that's not American, they all have tons of naturally vegetarian dishes so you don't need to feel like your new habits are just you're old habits but restricted.

If you don't like tofu one way, try it every other way. Scrambled tofu with curry powder and whatever else is a no-brainer if you like if softer, as well as miso soup and things like that. Stir-fry does well with firm tofu pan-fried, and silken tofu pureed can make chocolate pudding filling enough to eat as a meal. Vegan with a Vengeance is an awesome cook book, but there's plenty of options out there. Also, tofu is easy cheaper at Asian markets (like $1.16/lb cheap, which might be incentive enough to go try some other new ingredients while you're there)

Tofu isn't the end-all - be-all. Tempeh is another soy based option that is a little heartier. Seitan is tasty too if prepared well, but it's almost entirely wheat gluten, so celiacs beware. Chickpeas also have tons of protein, so falafel and hummus is an awesome way to switch up your protein sources. Sprouted mung beans are dirt cheap and can replace some veggies to add protein. Bulgur wheat has a good amount too, and beans in any form are great for iron and protein.

Watch your nutrition. Iron and b12 are things people can miss if they turn into a cheese pizza vegetarian or a peanut butter sandwich vegan. Both have cheap supplements you can take to just know you're covered, but a varied diet will get you there too. Except vegans and b12. That's the only vitamin that isn't naturally occurring in plant food, though it is in enriched Soy milk, nutritional yeast, probiotic things, and, uh, energy drinks. B12 vitamins generally come in doses 100x more than your daily requirement, which isn't a problem unless you're already low on iron, because your body uses iron to metabolize it.

Don't psych yourself out about making mistakes or having a moment of weakness. No matter why you're trying it, being vegetarian/vegan still does a lot of great things even if you flub once or twice. Until you feel confident you have the nutrition aspect down, go easy on yourself and do stuff incrementally.

Socially, you'll have much fewer problems if you don't preach about it, or even bring it up. I would argue that PETA does more harm to the movement than good by making a scene and acting morally superior. Thats surprisingly hate able. You know what does good for the movement? Being a happy, healthy, level-headed person that can hold a conversation, be friendly, and be knowledgeable when questioned, and unimposing when not.

Ultimately, be nice, do your research, and have fun with it.
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Note added by Steph P. 3 years ago
Nick and I started this on Sept 12. WE're finishing in time for Thanksgiving!
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Note added by LR. 3 years ago
Started 3/2/15-completed 3/31/15
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Note added by memphis dehm. 4 years ago
july
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Note added by Lauren Anderson. 4 years ago
I completed this goal awhile ago, afterward I switched to being a pescaterian (I would eat fish), but now I am back to being a vegetarian. And I have been for almost 3 years. It's interesting to see how one small goal can become a large life change.
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Note added by Catie Day. 4 years ago
Pesky
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Note added by Anya Boelhouwer. 4 years ago
On a completely vegetarian diet now!
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Note added by Chlo(ey). 4 years ago
Starting 4/8
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Note added by Pan Reas. 5 years ago
Done!

I made sure I consciously avoided meat and seafood in my diet. I particularly tried to focus on eating more vegetables and fruit instead of more grains, sugar or fatty food and only a couple of times ate processed fake meat. I took an ayurvedic cooking class which pointed out some other foods to minimise or avoid.

It really wasn't hard. I felt fine. I didn't really miss meat. The only times I generally crave meat strongly are when I'm sick but I didn't get sick, at least not enough to need meat, during the month. I'm not sure I noticed feeling that much healthier. Maybe, but maybe I would need longer to really do so.

You can find my month's food diary here: http://www.43things.com/people/progress/pancreas24601/16808560
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Note added by Sydney Hoggan. 5 years ago
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Note added by Sydney Hoggan. 5 years ago
3 months and still going!
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Note added by Pan Reas. 5 years ago
Feb 2:
Breakfast – Up & Go
Lunch – Vegetarian sushi rolls
Snacks – Banana, apple, Cookies & Cream bites, apple & blackberry pie, cheese & garlic twist

Feb 3:
Breakfast – Up & Go
Lunch – egg & hash potato on toast
Dinner – vegetable korma (carrot, cauliflower, zucchini, broccoli, mushroom) with roti
Snacks – apple, Cookies & Cream bites

Feb 4:
Breakfast – Up & Go
Lunch – Grill’d Garden Goodness burger (veggie pattie with beetroot, tasty cheese, avocado, salad, relish & herbed mayo)
Dinner – Moroccan tagine (root vegetables and spiced rice) – delicious
Snacks – apple, Cookies & Cream bites

Feb 5:
Breakfast – peaches
Lunch – chickpeas with chia seeds and seasoning
Dinner (ayurvedic cooking course) – spiced cauliflower, corn bhel, tomato boat salad, peanut and sesame seed ball
Snacks – Tim Tams, apple, tomato, ice cream

Feb 6:
Breakfast – plums and almonds
Lunch – chickpea and lentil salad
Dinner (ayurvedic cooking course) – spiced okra, moong wrap, lentil salad, royal halawa
Snacks – apples

Feb 7:
Breakfast – apples
Lunch – rice and vegetable bento
Dinner (ayurvedic cooking course) – raw vegetable salad, French bean fry, vegetable patties, tomato and beetroot soup

Feb 8:
No breakfast
Lunch – beetroot terrine with radicchio, goat curd and toast
Dinner (ayurvedic cooking course) – tropical salad, corn spinach soup, khamani, pearl pudding
Supper – quinoa with haloumi, spring onion and basil
Snacks – hedgehog

Feb 9:
Breakfast – Cherry yoghurt with banana and apple
Lunch – cauliflower and tomato
Dinner (ayurvedic cooking course) – large selection of vegetarian dishes
Snacks – Tim Tams
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Note added by Pan Reas. 5 years ago
It has begun!

Feb 1:
Breakfast - omelette
Lunch - grain salad (pearl couscous, quinoa, chia, almond, pine nuts, yoghurt, red onion, coriander)
Dinner - Shroom Burger from Beatbox Kitchen food truck (Portabello Mushroom, cos lettuce, gouda cheese, tomato, onion and stereo sauce in a soft white bun) - delicious!
Snacks - Maltesers, salted caramel gelato, fries with vegan mayo
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Note added by Rachel Evers. 5 years ago
I'm intending to do this in February, which is potentially cheating because it's the shortest month.
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Note added by Pan Reas. 5 years ago
Aiming for February!
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Note added by Gabriele N.. 5 years ago
done it! wasn't as tough as i thought it would be ; )
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Note added by Gabriele N.. 5 years ago
will try this in oct 2013
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Note added by Lisbrune. 5 years ago
29th of sept - day 1
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Note added by Jason Friday. 5 years ago
Gave up red meat for a lent and then went pescetarian for the month of April.
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Note added by Anne. 5 years ago
September 2013
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Note added by Ashley. 5 years ago
I was vegan for 4 months!