Should I become a vetergetarian?
i grew up eating and loving red meat. been vegetarian for 3.5 years and not desiring meat anymore did it for social, environmental, and health reasons you just need will power and a strong commitment to want to do it. if your reason to turn vegetarian is not based on the ego, then you shouldn't feel the need to seek validation from others or prove anything to anyone. even though i still like the taste of meat, it's not something i absolutely desire
You could start attending a good vegetaranium
I don't recommend it especially if you're a guy. I tried to become a vegetarian in the pass and it nearly killed me. There are so many precautions you must take in order to be vegetarian. You're going to have to buy the RIGHT supplements (not just cheap off brand ones). For example, iron, protein, and vitamin b12 come in different forms and are next to impossible to get from a vegetarian diet (and even more so from a vegan diet). You will have to get the right forms of them from supplements. It takes much more time, money, and effort to get essential nutrition from a vegetarian diet. I didn't do this and was hospitalized for many health issues including muscle breakdown and memory loss. Now, for a girl, she can pull this look off because women are expected to be skinny and feminine in appearance. If you're a dude, however, you're going to end up looking feminine and thin because of not getting enough of the right proteins. I can't even put much muscle on. I regret becoming a vegetarian
Trying won't hurt you but the spelling is "vegetarian"
It is significant to note that those who live on vegetarian food are less prone to diseases, whereas non-vegetarians are subject to more diseases. Why? Because animal food is incompatible with the needs of the human body." Saint Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Summer Showers 1990, p. 34.
It's your call but it should be something sustainable. Try cutting back on animal products and see how you feel. Don't go to extremes. If you are too worried about what others will think of you then your mind is in the wrong place. Some people may become offended when you say you are a vegetarian. They might say "Do you think you're better than me? Just because I eat meat do you think I'm not as good as you?" Explain to them that this is the diet that I chose for myself and I am not judging others. Everyone can eat what they want. Then you'll have some people saying they used to be vegetarian for like three months until someone offered them a steak and then they'll boast that " I ate and I liked it!" so I quit being a vegetarian. They'll act overly proud and as if they are supposed to be admired for it. Say to them "What? Am I supposed to admire you because you have no self control? I'm not that impressed by what you chose for yourself. I have my own diet. I choose to be vegetarian. What does it matter to you?" Yes, it is a good idea.
That is your choice. I can’t personally decide your diet for you. I have my opinions and you have yours. Personally I say we only live once and you should do what you want to do. Being a vegetarian is a very hard decision because it’s very hard to dedicate yourself to not eating foods you used to. If you do decide to go vegetarian, make sure you are still eating a balanced diet. When people hear vegetarian , they hear fruits and veggies only. If you only eat those , you’re going to have health problems. Make sure you still find sources of fats and proteins
You are past some of the first steps of becoming a vegetarian. Congrats. So far so good. Learning about vegetarianism is a really good next step. But it really isn't that hard. You could go to school to learn it but you really don't have to. Maybe a good next step is to send away for a vegetarian starter kit. Some of the can be mailed to you. Some are just PDFs that you print at home. I'll leave some links below. Some people think that the best way is a gradual incremental approach. Other's believe that you just jump in. It is sort of a personal preference kind of thing. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. but it should not take more than 3 or 4 weeks regardless. I think you should do it. There are just so many good reasons.