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Go vegetarian for a month
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I eat chicken one day but vegetarian for the rest of the month. I think it's good enough to mark this as done.
Went vegetarian all January 2022
Month of November 2020
A great experience I repeated soon 🌾🌾
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 .
Starting this on the 28th November for Orthodox nativity fast
Actually completed Easter 2017 - Went vegetarian for lent so 40 days
My definition for vegetarian is nothing with a face. So eggs and dairy are still okay.
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!
Dagen zonder vlees 2016
Started off as a challenge. Now I've been living meat-free for five years and counting.
Way longer than a month - almost 6 already!
Impossible! At least too hard for me. :P
Impossible! At least too hard for me. :P
I actually went (and stayed) Vegan
Gone veggie, maybe permanently
Piece of Cake. It was way easier than we both thought. Lentils, cheese and avocados were our best friends.
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.
Nick and I started this on Sept 12. WE're finishing in time for Thanksgiving!
Started 3/2/15-completed 3/31/15
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.
On a completely vegetarian diet now!

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

3 months and still going!
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
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
I'm intending to do this in February, which is potentially cheating because it's the shortest month.
Aiming for February!
done it! wasn't as tough as i thought it would be ; )
will try this in oct 2013
29th of sept - day 1

Gave up red meat for a lent and then went pescetarian for the month of April.
September 2013
I was vegan for 4 months!
After my trip to Rio, where I saw Guruji, I became a vegetarian. And it's been 4 months since I don't eat any kind of meat.
Started Jan 2nd 2013
This is on my day zero list, but I'm going to try to give blood first, as I'm a little low in iron and have to be careful in my timing for these two goals.

I have a list of Melbourne restaurants with good vegetarian options and love vegetables so this is definitely doable, I just have to plan it well.

My lovely girlfriend got me this book for Christmas which I think will be very helpful:

was in a vegan restaurant for the first time! :) well, i think i could do this for a month. but it should be in the summer
17.10.12 - To celebrate my month of being vegetarian, I consmed a slice of chicken pizza. I wasn't particularly impressed and think I may stick with the vegetarianism for a while.
15.10.12 - Finished in two days, oh my gosh! Only a couple of setbacks - 1. Eating chicken ramen a few days in without even thinking about it (let's question here how much real meat is actually in ramen, OK?!?), 2. Boyfriend putting ham stock in some tomato soup and me being too tired/ill to protest particularly hard about eating it (it was yummy), and 3. Rage-eating a sausage roll that REALLY was not worth it.

Think I might keep it up for a little longer, actually. Really not missing meat very much. Have the occasional craving for bacon or sausages or a burger, but apart from that I really am not missing it at all.
Started 17.09.12 - so far surprisingly easy...
Starting Sept. 1st
Failed. I'll have to try again later.
Still working on making it through an entire month!
I'm a veggie anyway, so hope it counts.
Finished on March 19th :)
I've decided March 2012 will be the month that I do this.
There will be 3 nights - worked related where I may need to be pescatarian - I will make up these 3 nights into April
Well, it only lasted for 2,5 weeks, but still..My intentions were good.