Understanding Why You Want to Become a Vegetarian

Have you ever thought why you want to become a vegetarian? Do you have a clear reason? Do you know what you are going to achieve after becoming a vegetarian? If you do not have a clear answer then you must STOP and think.

Trust me, after helping hundreds of people to become vegetarians I have found this as the #1 reason for your success or failure.

Just take a simple example. Imagine that you are applying for a new job. Do you know why you are applying for a new job? What are you going to achieve once you have your dream job? I have no doubt you will come up with dozens of reasons. What if you do not have an answer? Do you think you are going to be successful in your job hunting? Absolutely NOT.

Why?

Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
Oscar Wilde

When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.
Thomas A. Edison

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
Buddha

What are these great minds of all times trying to tell us? You need a clear vision of what you are trying to do. The reason and the end result.

The same principle applies to your journey to become a vegetarian.


Few Good Reasons to Become a Vegetarian NOW

People have different motivations for eating a vegetarian diet. For many people, itís a health issue. They need to reduce their weight, bring down their blood pressure and cholesterol, manage their blood sugars. A vegetarian diet helps them do this.

For others, itís also a moral and ethical decision not to eat animal products. Through the centuries, weíve become accustomed to thinking of man as superior to all other animals on the planet. We use animals for food, clothing, shoes, belts or other accessories. We use them for scientific experiments. We discount their place on the earth and consider that animals are here to serve us and our needs.


If youíve eaten meat and animal products your whole life, you might think, why switch to a vegetarian diet? Youíve lived your whole life eating eggs, hamburgers, hot dogs, steaks and poultry, so why switch now?

Start by looking in the mirror. Are you at a healthy weight? Do you look and feel good most of the time? Do you wake up energized? Or do you wake up tired and sluggish?


How is your general health? Is your blood pressure within a healthy range? Are your cholesterol and blood sugar ranges normal? If theyíre not, consider what youíre eating on a daily basis.

How do you feel after eating? Do you feel energized, as if youíve fed your body what it needs? Or are you tired and dragged out? Do you often need a nap after eating? Is that what food is supposed to do for us, make us tired and sleepy?

Not really. Food should nourish and feed the body and leave us energized and refreshed. The human body is a machine and needs fuel to make it run in peak condition. When weíre fat, with high blood pressure, Type II diabetes, high cholesterol and other unhealthy conditions, itís like a car engine that hasnít been tuned or isnít running on the optimal type of gasoline it needs to run efficiently.


Your body is the same way. It needs the right kind of fuel to run at peak efficiency, and when youíre eating high-fat meat, or meat thatís been fed antibiotics and hormones throughout its life, thatís simply not the kind of fuel the human body is meant to run on.

Try eating vegetarian food for a week or a month. See if you donít feel different, more mentally acute and more physically fit and energized. At least reverse the portion sizes youíve been eating, and make meat more of a side dish, if you canít stop eating meat altogether. Even that change can make a big difference in your overall health and well-being.


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