Eating a strictly vegetarian diet has been proven to be an effective and healthy way to lose weight and improve overall health. A diet consisting of no meat is a great way to reduce the risk of heart disease and add key nutrients to the body. No matter what the reason is, going meatless even temporarily can have a great effect on your body and the environment. As long as you make sure you have the right tools and knowledge, it can be very fulfilling. Start with a simple 30-day plan, and you may never want to eat meat again!

1. Where to Begin

If you are someone who eats meat regularly, then you need to be prepared for this diet. You may want to jump right in after devouring a day worth of last burgers. You may also decide to slowly ease into. Take a few weeks before the diet and eliminate meat from the menu. This can help get you used to meals without meat and get you thinking of more recipes. Make it a fun countdown challenge and take one meat meal away each day until the start of the 30-days.

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