Where to begin, where to begin… Just when you thought that it’s hard to turn yourself into a vegetarian, a book has emerged to help you become the vegetarian that you want to be (hello, there are many types of vegetarians and one of them is vegan :P). Yup, you read that right. Vegetarianism – Guide to Becoming a Vegetarian by Gretchen Wells offers about 20 chapters that get readers right to the point.
Book Review: Vegetarianism – Guide to Becoming a Vegetarian Available at Amazon Kindle Store
My favorite parts in the book include the following:
1. Vegetarian Eating Options During Travels
Back in the olden times, there were not a lot of vegetarian-friendly restaurants you can find outside. And even if there were a few, food didn’t appear to be tasty. Mock meats are extensively used to substitute for the taste of real meat, and both vegetarians and non-vegetarians didn’t get to appreciate them. So what happens to vegetarians during travels? In this book, Wells has provided an outline of suggestions on how to bring and make vegetarian food with convenience. This section helps travelers be free of worries and then take charge of their health while on the road.
2. The Best Vegetarian Diet Plan to Lose Weight
It’s summertime in the Philippines and since it’s still early, you can start preparing for your beach body by practicing strict diet and regular exercise. Following a vegetarian diet can support weight loss through the ingestion of whole grains, leafy green vegetables, nuts, and soy for protein. This chapter tells about more suggestions on how you can take advantage of being vegetarian—that is, only eating food that naturally grows from the Earth, or any plant-based food.
However, in addition, any vegetarian diet must be followed correctly. Otherwise, you would still run the risk of gaining weight. Be reminded to take off the carbohydrates load; don’t be tempted to eat more buckets of rice, bowls of pasta, slices of pizza and packs of chips. Backed up with researches, Wells endorses here that a vegetarian lifestyle is a surefire way to maintain a fit body.
3. How to Get Protein from a Vegetarian Diet
Ah, this is a hot topic. Actually, as a vegetarian myself, I often get questions from people related to the source of protein. Following this, arguments would spike in the conversation. Now I can probably just redirect them to this book. I’m not a nutritionist or dietician and I can’t advise about nutritional information, so I’m grateful that finally there are materials that offer great explanations on how vegetables are great sources of protein as well.
I have learned that most modern researchers say now that humans are not required to consume a lot of protein from meat and take dairy and soy products. Our bodies can already get all the amino acids (the building blocks of necessary protein) by taking vegetables, grains, beans and fruits. There are also no serious issues of being a fruitarian whose eating plan is more restricted than a vegetarian’s. It’s just that we can be healthier if we take Vitamin B12 supplements of which content is not found in vegetables.
4. Challenges Faced By Vegetarians
This book briefly entertains readers by answering the challenges posted to vegetarians. This is composed of a go-to guide to understand the “real deal” about becoming a vegetarian. Succinctly, information-packed chapter is an effective primer and a must-read for anyone contemplating a vegan diet.
5. How to Encourage People to be Vegetarians
The growing popularity of the vegetarian diet has parlayed into thousands of publications such as books, online forums, communities, social media, blogs, support groups and more. They aid to motivate individuals by telling the benefits of vegetarianism by doing seminars, camps, and other discussions free to the public. Still, it’s hard to encourage meat-eaters to become vegetarians. This chapter is made up of updated information that inspires readers to share the word.
If you are now considering to go vegetarian but are not sure how to start, I recommend you to get this book from the Amazon store (in this link), as this complete reference guide deserves a spot in your Kindle library. 😀 This book encourages the idea that going vegetarian is doable. It’s best for those who are curious about the vegan lifestyle and those living with members of the family digging for optimal plant-based nutrition.
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