WAYS TO TRANSITION

SHOW YOURSELF COMPASSION
Cutting out meat doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing proposition. For many people, the best way to change how they eat is to do it gradually. Whether your goal is to go vegetarian today or to simply eat less meat, here are some options for making the switch. And remember, this isn’t about being perfect. If there are a couple of favorite foods you just can’t give up right now, work on everything else.

TAKE IT ONE
DAY AT A TIME

Taking part in Meatless Mondays is a great way to practice eating vegetarian one day a week. It’s a small change, and it can help you stay on track while trying out new foods. Once you get the hang of it, you can add more meatless days each week!

CUT OUT THE MOST SUFFERING
Are you against animal cruelty, but not sure you can give up meat altogether? Start by cutting out the foods that harm the most animals. Ninety-five percent of the animals we eat are chickens and fish—and they are probably the most abused animals in the world. By replacing chicken, eggs and fish with other options, you can prevent a tremendous amount of animal abuse.
How to go vegetarian or vegan, and continue eating vegetarian or vegan, including going vegetarian or vegan overnight.

GOING COLD TOFURKY?
If you do decide to cut out meat all at once, just remember that none of us is perfect. If you find yourself cheating once in a while, don’t beat yourself up. You can always start fresh at your next meal, or try one of the approaches above. Having an approach you can stick with is more important than being perfect from day one.

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