By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Lifestyle. At Saturday, May 04th 2019, 22:14:08 PM.
A vegetarian diet can provide a wide variety of healthful, nutritious foods. Different types of vegetarian eat different things.Lacto-ovo-vegetarians avoid the flesh of all animals, both meat and fish.Pescatarian eat fish but no meat. Lacto-vegetarians consume dairy products but no eggs.Ovo-vegetarians consume eggs but no dairy.Vegans avoid all animal-based foods, including honey. Some people call themselves "semi-vegetarian," but most vegetarian and vegan societies do not accept this term. A vegetarian needs to make careful choices about their diet, and to eat a wide variety of foods to ensure that they meet their nutritional requirements. Some vegans may need to take supplements.
Before you even begin the transition the first step is to start familiarizing yourself with vegan‐ism. This will really help you feel prepared and knowledgeable as you begin changing your lifestyle. There is a huge difference between adopting a vegan lifestyle and “going on a diet”. It’s easy to be tempted into straying from diet plan or “cheating”, but it’s not the same with vegan-ism. When you know exactly why you want to be vegan you simply don’t stray from the lifestyle. This is why it is so important to learn the benefits of a vegan lifestyle and the effect animal products have on our health, environment, and humanity. Once you've taken the time to open your eyes to the real effects animal products have on our lives it just sticks with you and there’s no going back on that.
Preteens and teens often voice their independence through the foods they choose to eat. One strong statement is the decision to stop eating meat. This is common among teens, who may decide to embrace vegetarianism in support of animal rights, for health reasons, or because friends are doing it. If it's done right, a meat-free diet can actually be a good choice for adolescents, especially considering that vegetarians often eat more of the foods that most teens do not get enough of — fruits and vegetables.