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  1. 1. 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian LifestyleDiscover The Steps To Build A Great Foundation To Start The Vegetarian Lifestyle Effectively FREE REPORT VALUE $47COPYRIGHT NOTICEThis report cannot be resold. You have distribution rights to give away this free report. However, you cannotchange, edit or remove any information within the content in whatsoever manner. 7 Pillars To Starting AVegetarian lifestyle is for your personal use only. This free report is an exclusive copyright of VegetariansBeginners Guide 30 Day Course, Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.Copyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting The Vegetarian Lifestyle, Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.
  2. 2. Terms of Use/ Legal Notice: No part of 7 Pillars To Starting The Vegetarian Lifestyle free report in any form may or can be reproduced or transmitted in any form whatsoever, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or by any informational storage or retrieval system without expressed written, dated and signed permission from the author. This report cannot be sold or distributed to other websites in any form. This content has been written and published by Illuminate Good Health Publishing and is exclusive copyright of Vegetarians Beginners Guide, Illuminate Good Health Publishing. Health and Medical Disclaimer: Please note that this information is for educational and informational purposes only. The content 7 Pillars To Starting The Vegetarian Lifestyle free report, Illuminate Good Health Publishing has provided is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and is provided in good faith. For any lifestyle change always seek the advice of your doctor, physician or other qualified nutritionist with any questions you may have regarding a medical or health condition. While every attempt has been made to verify the information provided in this report neither the author or Illuminate Good Health Publishing assume any responsibility for errors, inaccuracies or omissions. Please remember that you should never under any circumstances disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read. Affiliate Disclosure: This free report contains affiliate links. The distributor of this book will recieve a commission,if the product linked to this purchased after a buyer clicks on the link.Copyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle, Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.
  3. 3. About The AuthorForewordUna A Bright is passionate about health and wellness and has a HE (Higher Education) Certificate inBiomedical Science. She is the Founder and CEO of Illuminate Good Health Publishing. Her goal is toencourage people to take control of their lives by educating themselves to improve their health.Copyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle, Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.
  4. 4. 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian LifestyleDiscover The Steps To Build A Great Foundation To Start The Vegetarian Lifestyle Effectively Table of Contents1. Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 12. What is A Vegetarian? ..............................................................................................................................23. Why Should You Adopt A Plant Based Diet and Become Vegetarian? ................................................. 34. How Can A Person Transition from a Meat Eater To A Vegetarian Diet Easily? ..................................... 45. Building The Right Foundation For The Vegetarian Lifestyle ................................................................ ..56. 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle PILLAR 1# – Identify Your Motivational Factor .................................................................................... 6 PILLAR 2# – Research the Vegetarian Type That You Want to Pursue................................................ 7 PILLAR 3 # – Allow Change To Do Its Work ...................................................................................... 8 PILLAR 4 # – Build Your Vegetarian Mindset to Overcome Challenges Ahead .................................. 9 PILLAR 5 # – Connect and Network with the Vegetarian and Vegan Community ............................... 10 PILLAR 6 # – Spend Time with Your Doctor, Nutritionist or Dietician ................................................. 11 PILLAR 7 # – Enjoy Being a Vegetarian and All Its Benefits ........................................................... 127. How To Start YOUR Vegetarian Lifestyle in The Next 30 Days ! ........................................................ 14Summary ........................................................................................................................................................ 15Copyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle , Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.
  5. 5. 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian LifestyleDiscover The Steps To Build A Great Foundation To Start The Vegetarian Lifestyle EffectivelyIntroductionYou may be thinking about how to become a vegetarian and start on a new, healthier lifestyle. You may havemany unanswered questions about how to start the vegetarian lifestyle . Many new vegetarians do not have theright tools to start the vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.In order to begin your new lifestyle change, 7 Pillars To Starting The Vegetarian Lifestyle free report will showyou how anyone can build a good foundation to start the vegetarian lifestyle effectively.The aim of this report is to provide you with information and tips on becoming a vegetarian to make thetransition easier for you.Copyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle, Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. 1
  6. 6. 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian LifestyleDiscover The Steps To Build A Great Foundation To Start The Vegetarian Lifestyle EffectivelyWhat Is A Vegetarian ?..Many people have a certain concept already of what a vegetarian iseither from what they have seen or already heard. Being a vegetarianis something more than just a person who doesn’t eat meat adoptingthe vegetarian lifestyle can mean much more. When you become avegetarian, you are essentially adopting a new healthier way of eatingand living.Depending on the degree of vegetarianism that you want to pursuemost vegetarians and vegans not only abstain from eating meat.Many also refrain from using products made from animals likealligator boots, leather bags or shoes, fur coats and certain householdor beauty products. Becoming a vegetarian means an individual willbe more in tune with the welfare of animals, being supportive ofretaining the earth natural resources and more conscious of theirpersonal eating habits .Although vegetarianism is considered ‘trendy’ or ‘cool’ in today’s society, it wasn’t always seen in that light overthe years. The perception of what a vegetarian or vegan has changed especially with many influential andfamous people have decided to become vegetarian. In the 17th and 18th centuries, vegetarianism began as amoral or religious as a way to be sinless ( a way to be holy). It only became apart of health movement in the 19thcentury where a vegetarian diet was promoted for its health benefits after years of scientific research. Themodern organized vegetarian movement was established in about 1847 with the formation of the VegetarianSociety in United Kingdom the oldest vegetarian society in the world. It was only in the 20th century that thevegetarianism movement was partnered with animal rights. As the vegetarian society was established as a resultof different influential factors the motive to become a vegetarian can be multi factorial.There is not only one way to be a vegetarian as there are various degrees of vegetarianism to pursue. There is amisconception that all vegetarians do not eat meat which is not true which will be explain later in the freereport.Can Anyone Become A Vegetarian or Vegan?Yes ,vegetarianism is now being embraced by people from all walks of life no matter where they live in theworld. It is not uncommon to know at least one person (or several) who has adopted the vegetarian lifestyle.When you decide to become a vegetarian you will not be alone in your lifestyle choice.Since more and morepeople are adopting the vegetarian lifestyle, it is becoming easier for people to make the transition with moreavailable vegetarian a products being introduced into the marketplace, more restaurants offering bettervegetarian menu selections and abundant resources and information on vegetarianism.Take the guesswork of starting the vegetarian lifestyle for the first time by investing in your education. This canbe done by purchasing ebooks or courses on the internet.Copyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle, Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. 2
  7. 7. 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian LifestyleDiscover The Steps To Build A Great Foundation To Start The Vegetarian Lifestyle EffectivelyWhy Should You Adopt A Plant Based Diet and Become Vegetarian?If you have never considered a vegetarian lifestyle before, now is as good a time as ever. Despite the myths andmisconceptions surrounding this way of life, this lifestyle offers a wide range of health benefits. Due to thedifferent types of foods allowed within this diet, you can develop delicious and nutritious menu plans thatprovide the fibre, minerals, vitamins and protein your body needs.Many people who have become vegetarians can tesfify of thebenefits it has brought to their lives. Achieving good health,strength and vitality can be yours by learning more about thislifestyle and giving it a try.People choose to become vegetarians for many reasons, the majorone being to help maintain good health and fitness. Secondlyincludes issues regarding ethics, concerns about the environmentand financial reasons. Thirdly is the concept of ethics, many peopleconsider the wholesale slaughter of different types of animal lifefor human consumption to characterize cruelty to animals. Thisviewpoint is substantiated by the fact that eating meat is notfundamental to human health or welfare. The plant-basedvegetarian way of life offers substantial opportunity for people toreceive the protein they need to sustain good health.From an environmental viewpoint, many vegetarians haveexpressed great concern about how increased animal productionfor food is affecting the environment. Each year the level of animalproduction rises to meet the current demand for meat. With thisrise comes a greater depletion of the environment’s natural resources to sustain the increased production ofanimals. In addition, many of these resources are difficult to recuperate if they can be recuperated at all. Incontrast, using these same resources for production of high protein plant-based foods such as pulses and grainsprovides greater results with less damaging effects to the environment.Financially, the cost of a vegetarian diet does not exceed the cost of investing a good portion of your monthlybudget on purchasing meat for your diet. The price of beef and poultry, in particular, can be quite expensive,especially when you eat on a regular basis. This diet consisting of fresh produce( fruits, green leafy vegetables, allmanner of pulses, rice, pasta, cheese and eggs ) offers great variety both in the kinds of foods you buy and theirprices. Even a semi vegetarian diet such as excluding meat from your menu for one or two weeks out of themonth can help reduce your food bills. This compromise has worked quite well with many people, allowing themto continue to reap good health benefits as a result.In order to live this lifestyle you have to believe in what you are doing as well as enjoy the change in your eatinghabits. Vegetarians and vegans consider their way of life a very rewarding and satisfying one and invite others tofollow suit.Copyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle, Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. 3
  8. 8. 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian LifestyleDiscover The Steps To Build A Great Foundation To Start The Vegetarian Lifestyle EffectivelyHow Can A Person Transition from a Meat Diet to A Vegetarian Diet Easily?There is a myth that it is impossible to give up eating meat and that there is no variety to food once meat is nolonger in the picture, which is not true. You can take it in baby steps by changing one meal at a time to ameatless one you do not have to make the change overnight.By transitioning slowly into your new way of eating,eventually it reduces your meat cravings.Do you know that there are hundreds of meat alternatives that you could eat? Try substituting meat alternativesin your meals by reinventing your favorite dishes for example use veggie burgers instead of real hamburgerpatties. You can find these meat alternatives at your local store. All meat replacements contain protein and mostof them can create the same texture as a normal burger.This way you won’t notice the change so much even ifyou have been a dedicated meat eater. Doing it slowly and in small steps can help you overcome any objectionsthat others may have to your changing eating habits.If you transition to your new vegetarian lifestyle over time, it will give you and your body time to adjust to thechanges. There are so many health problems created everyday from eating a poor diet.The Negative Effects of Living A High Meat and Processed Foods Diet The negative side effects of eating foods high in fat, low in fibre and low in nutritional value can lead to;  High blood pressure,  High chosterol,  Lowered Immune System  Poor concentration  Digestive problems  Excessive weight gain  Poor and tired looking skinForm a young age people pick up negative food habits that they build up over a number of years and evendecades. Eating processed foods that are ready made fast food contain some of the highest levels fat , oil,persevatives and artificial ingredients that put a strain in the body to digest.The food being consumed has no true nutritional value. People often fall into the trap of eating these foodseither for convience, because they need an instant energy boost or have a food addiction (comfort eating) andbecause they have no knowledge have to cook healthy meals.Learning how to cook healthy meals is one of the true blessings of following a vegetarian diet and provides agreat life skill that can be passed to on the next generation within your own family. Cooking is a fundamentalpart of living the vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, which means you you get to learn and build culinary skills as well.If you are a novice to cooking that is fine, you don’t have to be a great chef in order to create well crafted mealsthat even your friends and family will love to eat!Start your new road to healthy life by following the vegetarian lifestyle today.Copyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle, Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. 4
  9. 9. 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian LifestyleDiscover The Steps To Build A Great Foundation To Start The Vegetarian Lifestyle EffectivelyBuilding The Right Foundation For The Vegetarian LifestyleWhat Are The Building Blocks ?...Many people assume that beginning the vegetarian lifestyle happens overnight but it is simply not true.Equateyour new vegetarian lifestyle with building a house. When you build a house you do it in stages, one step at atime . When you build a house, you need to complete one level in order to move on to the next. This helps tobuild the infrastructure needed to build a secure solid foundation that will stand the test of time.Building blocks are the primary components that are necessary to make a smoother transition into a vegetarianlifestyle. The building blocks are acquire through research, information and experience over time. There are 7pillars that provide the outline to starting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle;  Identifying Your Motivational Factor  Research The Vegetarian Type That You Want To Pursue  Allow Change To Do Its Work  Build Your Vegetarian Mindset To Overcome The Challenges Ahead  Connect and Network with The Vegetarian and Vegan Community  Spend Time with your Doctor, Nutritionist or Dietician  Enjoy Being A Vegetarian and All Its BenefitsThese 7 pillars provide an outline of steps to begin a vegetarian lifestyle which are explained in detail on the nextfew pages.To acquire the building blocks to lead a happier, fulfilling and beneficial vegetarian lifestyle it is essential to taketime to invest in a plan or strategy . Most new vegetarians often fail with 0-3 months and end up quittingbecause do not how to start the vegetarian lifestyle because it would take them hours of research, they have noknowledge where to get help, which websites to look for, or what are the necessay steps to take. VegetariansBeginners Guide http://www.vegetariansbeginnersguide.com helps to lay down the foundation ( the goldennuggets) to start building blocks that provide a solid foundation for the future and helps to prepare forunforseen challenges ahead.Copyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle, Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. 5
  10. 10. 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle Pillar #1 – Identify Your Motivational Factor There can be many reasons why you wish to become a vegetarian. Firstly for some, being a vegetarian simply means choosing a healthier way to eat. Secondly, could be to stop animal cruelty because people do not like the idea that animals suffer and die to be used as food. Thirdly, could be environmental reasons as they want to become the solution to the problem of the depletion of natural resources. The fourth reason can religious beliefs that support the vegetarian way of lifestyle or lastly it could even be politically based. Whatever reason you have for becoming a vegetarian, you need to identify your own motivational factor. By understanding your own reasons for why you wish to change your lifestyle by becoming a vegetarian, you will gain confidence and determination to carry out yourdecision.Becoming a vegetarian is a major lifestyle change. At first, you may not realize how it can affect almost everypart of your life. For instance, in social situations you have to be more aware of the food that is served so thatyour food intake complies with your vegetarian diet. In health situations, being a vegetarian can help youbecome healthier by changing your eating habits to prevent health conditions in the future.When shopping, you need to be more aware of the contents of the products you buy not only in food if yourreasons for becoming a vegetarian involve animal cruelty, you may want to avoid certain animal-basedconsumer goods. If you are a sports fanatic, you need to choose a diet that is conducive to including all theenergy you need to be able to carry your body through the physical aspects of the sport you are indulging in.Your new vegetarian diet may also affect other members of your family in possibly both positive and negativeways.With all of that in mind, understanding the reasons why you choose to become a vegetarian will help you sustainyour new lifestyle choice and help you be more successful at it.Here are few questions you may want to askyourself so that you can assess your reasons for becoming a vegetarian: 1. Are you choosing to be a vegetarian because it is a healthier way to eat? 2. Do you have a pre-existing medical decision that makes becoming a vegetarian a good choice for you? 3. Do you sympathize with animals and or have issues with animal cruelty which inevitably leads you to become a vegetarian? 4. What made you finally decide to become a vegetarian? Was it a movie you watched on animal cruelty or a documentary on healthier ways to eat? 5. Does your religion promote vegetarianism? 6. Are you concerned about the earth’s future and the environment? Are you becoming a vegetarian because you are concerned with all the land being used to farm and produce meat products for consumers?Copyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle, Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. 6
  11. 11. 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian LifestyleDiscover The Steps To Build A Great Foundation To Start The Vegetarian Lifestyle Effectively 7. Have you seen interviews with famous people who are vegetarians and whom you admire that finally convinced you to make the change? 8. Have you researched the internet or read books on vegetarianism that influenced your decision to become a vegetarian? 9. Have you had discussions with friends or family members that helped you decide to change to a vegetarian lifestyle? 10. Did your doctor, nutritionist or dietician convince you that changing to a vegetarian lifestyle was a better choice for you?There are many external factors which could have influenced your decision to make the change to a vegetarianlifestyle. Understanding what motivated your own personal decision can give you the conviction you need tostick to your vegetarian diet. Investing in Vegetarians Beginners Guide will help you gain a greater insight intohelping identify your true motivational factor which will be the catalyst for sustaining the vegetarian lifestyle.CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR COPY OF VEGETARIAN’S BEGINNERSGUIDE 30 DAY COURSECopyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle , Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. 7
  12. 12. 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle Pillar # 2 – Research The Vegetarian Type That You Want To Pursue Now that you have decided to become a vegetarian, you need to decide what level of vegetarianism you want to pursue. There are various levels of vegetarianism, some that require more of a stringent commitment than others. Understand that the level of vegetarianism you choose to pursue can change. You can start off as one type of vegetarianism that is a little more lenient and then progress to a stricter form of vegetarianism. As a quick run-down, here are the most common types of vegetarians: Semi Vegetarians (Flexitarians): Flexitarians eat red and white meat andoccasionally eat vegetarian foods .This is one of the most common chosen vegetarian types.Pollo-vegetarians: These vegetarians avoid eating all red meat and pork, but do include poultry such as chicken,turkey and fish in their diets occasionally.Pesce-vegetarians: This type of vegetarian abstains from eating meat (red or white) or animal by-products, butdoes include fish in their diet occasionally. This is one of the most common vegetarian types.Lacto-ovo vegetarians: This type of vegetarians avoid meat and animal by-products, but they typically eat botheggs and dairy products.Lacto-vegetarians: These people do not eat meat or animal by-products, but include dairy products in their dietbut not eat any eggs.Vegans: Vegans avoid all meat animal products. They do not include eggs, dairy products or even honey in theirdiets. Vegans often exclude anything made from animal products (such as things made with leather, fur or wool)in their lifestyle.Raw Foodists: This type of vegetarians are the strictest within the group . They do not eat meat, animal byproducts they exclude from anything This vegetarian type is not for everyoneFruitarians: This type of vegetarian eats only fruits, seeds, nuts and other plant components that can begathered without hurting the plant.This one of the strictestest type which should not decided lightly. Thisvegetarian type is not for everyone and is rarely chosen.Many vegetarians do not do the research they should in order to decide which type of vegetarianism is right forthem. You may want to gear your level of vegetarianism to suit yourself and your lifestyle.What you should do, however, is to find out all you can about your new lifestyle choice. Go on the internet andresearch the types of vegetarianism so you can make an informed decision as to what type of vegetarian suitsyou best. Find books on the subject.As you can see there are different degrees of vegetarianism and some are more stricter than others. WithVegetarians Beginners Guide it will help you identify what of vegetarian you want become that suits your needsand lifestyle.Copyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle, Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. 8
  13. 13. 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle Pillar # 3 - Allow Change To Do Its Work Becoming a vegetarian means embracing changing the way you eat. It means embracing a new lifestyle and with that you need to create new habits and break away from your old ones. This doesn’t mean, however, that all the change needs to be immediate. Gradually transition into becoming a vegetarian, will make the change easier for you to handle and may make it easier for you to be ultimately more successful with it. Start with small changes to your diet and gradually work you way up to being the type of vegetarian you ultimately want to become. For instance, try to include meatless dishes every other night on your dinner menus, andthen continue to eat less meat as time goes on . A gradual transition may help you be more successful with yournew lifestyle change.You should understand also that it is okay to make mistakes once in a while, that doesn’t mean that you have tobe discouraged .It just means that you are human and humans make mistakes. Just forgive yourself and startagain.You can learn from your mistakes to help to prepare you overcome those temptations in the future. Forinstance, if you made the mistake of eating a meat dinner at a restaurant because there were not enoughavailable vegetarian choices, next time research the restaurant you want to attend online and find out whattheir menu is beforehand. If they have unsuitable vegetarian selections, choose another restaurant or eatsomething beforehand so that you only need to eat a small salad to participate in the social outing.Another mistake many vegetarians are confronted with is unintentionally purchasing food or householdproducts that contain animal by-products because they are uninformed as to what is contained in manypackaged food items. The trick to overcoming this mistake is to become better informed at how to read foodlabels (be a food labeler reader)and understand what all the terms for the included ingredients mean.Becoming a vegetarian is a learning curve because it is a process of transformation. Expect to learn all kinds ofnew things when you decide to become a vegetarian. You will learn how to deal with people reactions to yourdecision to be vegetarian, shop for the vegetarian lifestyle, how to eat successfully in social functions and atrestaurants as a vegetarian and so much more.All of this involves change from the way you have previously been living. It is important you allow yourself timeto adjust to your new lifestyle. Allow the changes you need to make to become part of your regular lifestyle, tobecome habit. Only when you break away from your old eating habits and adopt your new way of eating will yoube truly able to be successful in your new vegetarian lifestyle.The Vegetarians Beginners Guide http://www.vegetariansbeginnersguide.com discusses the need for change inorder to sustain the vegetarian lifestyle and helps you figure what changes are you willing to make and whatsteps should you take in order to achieve them.Copyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle , Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. 9
  14. 14. 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle Pillar #4 – Build Your Vegetarian Mindset To Overcome the Challenges Ahead The power of your mind is a great tool for you to master. You can accomplish anything that you are really determined to do once you have your mind set on it. That is very true of becoming a vegetarian. If you examine your motives and are determined in your resolve, there is a much greater chance of you becoming a vegetarian successfully. You should accept that you may face challenges while trying to adopt a newvegetarian lifestyle. The challenges can come in many forms, from changing the way you eat daily or avoidingtemptations, to facing the scrutiny of family and friends. Changing your lifestyle to a vegetarian one may not beeasy for you depending on your chosen vegetarian type. If you have the right mindset, you will find it easier toovercome any challenges you may be faced with.Some of the challenges you may face when you begin your new vegetarian lifestyle may cause you to questionwhether or not you should continue on your path to becoming a vegetarian. But if you have the proper mindsetyou will have solid ground to help you overcome these challenges. You may have to review your motivationalreasons for becoming a vegetarian from time to time to keep your resolve intact.Another challenge you may face when you decide to become a vegetarian is facing your family, friends andcolleagues about your decision. They may critize you or demean your efforts because they do not reallyunderstand why you chose to be vegetarian. You need to be armed with your reasons for becoming a vegetarianso that you can help them understand your decision.You should explain to them that this is your choice and give them reasons why you are choosing this way of lifeand does not reflect on what they choose to do. Make sure they understand that you are not judging what theydo with their life. Help them see that you are positive and firm about what you are trying to accomplish. Oncethey appreciate your reasons for your choice, it will be easier for them to accept it. Spending the time helpingthem to understand can also make you feel more comfortable with your own decision.Any time you face a challenge, whether it is because of a mistake or if you have been confronted with anindividual who doesn’t understand your decision, go over your motivational reasons in your own mind. The moretimes you reflect on your reasons for becoming a vegetarian, the more set it will be in your mind. It is importantto remain positive when making your lifestyle change in order to become a successful vegetarian. Remember tobecome a postive vegetarian or vegan.Vegetarians Beginners Guide http://www.vegetariansbeginnersguide.com shows how any vegetarian newbie canbuild the vegetarian mindset that will help make a smoother transition into the vegetarian lifestyle for thejourney ahead.Copyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle, Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. 10
  15. 15. 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle Pillar #5 – Connect and Network With The Vegetarian and Vegan Community When you are a vegetarian newbie, it will be useful to connect to the vegetarian or vegan community so that you don’t have to go it alone. Finding others who share the same values and thoughts that you have when you become a vegetarian can be an important part of making your journey more successful. Its your chance to share your thoughts and feelings with other like minded people. You can gain insight into how others became vegetarians successfully. You can get tips and information on how to face the challenges of being a vegetarian. You can find recipes and newideas for food choices. In short, you can become a part of a vegetarian community that can be a win-winsituation as you share your own experiencesand challenges with others.There are a number of ways you can become apart of a vegetarian or vegan community.You can find vegetarian support groups toattend in your area. Look in the phone book,ask your doctor or nutritionist, or search theinternet for times and locations for thesesupport groups.The internet also provides many ways to jointhe vegetarian community. Join variousforums dedicated solely to vegetarians evensome for vegetarian newbies! You can searchfor blogs for vegetarians or vegans andsubscribe them.There are also groups on social media networks like Facebook , Myspace or Twitter where you can connect tothe vegetarian community on a regular basis. Find out what others are doing in their vegetarian lives and sharewhat you have to offer as well. It may surprise you that your own experiences may help others in their efforts toachieve a successful vegetarianism and in the progress create life long friends . It is important that you onlyshare the information you want people to know about you .Why struggle to find forums , message boards and other support groups dedicated for vegetarians and veganswhen everything is provided for you in one place. Vegetarians Beginners Guidehttp://www.vegetariansbeginnersguide.com will help you with list of websites and contacts within thevegetarian and vegan community for the vegetarian newbie or experienced vegetarian. There is no need to feelisolated when there others just like you that you can talk to.Copyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle , Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. 11
  16. 16. 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle Pillar #6 – Spend Time With Your Doctor, Nutritionist or Dietician IMPORTANT: Before you start any diet change, it is important for you to consult your doctor. You should discuss with him or her your decision to become a vegetarian and what type of vegetarian you wish to be. Your doctor will be able to help you decide on the best and healthiest vegetarian option for you. Your doctor will be able to give you tips and resources that may make your transition into the vegetarian lifestyle easier. He or she can provide pamphlets and references to other healthcare professionals that may be important for your new lifestyle change. Your doctor can do thenecessary testing and monitoring of your health during your transition to make sure your stay in good health.It is also a good idea to consult with a nutritionist or dietician when you are making your transition intovegetarianism. They can help you with menu planning to ensure that your diet is a healthy one. They will be ableto give you advice on your body’s nutritional needs and what foods you should be including in your diet to satisfyyour body’s metabolic requirements and be sure that you remain at optimal health.Your relationship with your doctor, nutritionist or dietician is very important. Not only can they provideinformation on your health care needs, but they can give you the support you may need in order to be asuccessful vegetarian. They can give you tips and advice, provide menu planning and recipes, steer you to othersupport groups and resources, monitor your health and give vital moral support. Consulting with your doctor,nutritionist or dietician can be your best friend during your transition period.CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR COPY OF VEGETARIAN’S BEGINNERSGUIDE 30 DAY COURSECopyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle, Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. 12
  17. 17. 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle Pillar #7 Enjoy Being A Vegetarian and All Its Benefits! There are many benefits to being a vegetarian. It is a healthier way to eat that can affect you both physically (eating healthy food) and mentally (by knowing you are doing the right thing for your body and for your personal motivational reasons). Being a vegetarian also means that you have the strength of mind to overcome temptations and obstacles. You are in control of what you think and eat, and you can feel confident in making your own decisions about your personal life and beliefs. One of the major benefits of following the vegetarian diet is experiencing foods that you have never heard before. There are so many deliciousvegetarian meals and recipes for you to try that you do not have to feel deprived in any way by not eating meator animal by-products.Recommended Tip: Look for new recipes so you don’t get bored with your meals. Try new vegetarian productsnew vegetarian options are popping up all the time in grocery store . Explore with new vegetables and fruits youhaven’t tasted before to expand your vegetarian choices.As a vegetarian you can feel good knowing that you are helping your environment and giving your familyknowledge on new cusine and a new perspective in life.That is something to be proud of. You should be proud totell people that you are a vegetarian and are doing something positive in your life fulfilling your beliefs andbecoming a healthier person in the process. You should enjoy being a vegetarian and your new vegetarianlifestyle!Why Should you consider the vegetarian lifestyle ?WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS?  Weight Loss – prevent obesity and maintain a healthy weight for your height.  Manage Food allergies or Food Intolerances – gluten free diet , lactose intolerant, seafood allergy,wheat free allergy, nut (peanut) allergy and milk allergy, egg free allergy.  Detox toxins – Removing toxins from your body that have been built up over years.  Heart Disease- Reduce cholsterol and maintain a healthy heart.  Enhance Radiant skin- Protection against free radicals. Glowing and softer texture of the skin.  Increased Energy Levels- Prevent fatigue and constantly feeling low. Start exercising improve stamina and endurance  Boost Your Immune System- Protection againts bactieria , virsuses and diseases. Support your defence system  Improved Eating Habits  Improved Mental Ability (more concentration) or alert. Eat foods that boost your relaxation triggers.  Menopause transtion (for females) Andropause (for males)  Improved Digestion – increase fibre into your diet  Manage health conditions - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), High blood pressure and Diabetes type 2Copyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle, Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. 13
  18. 18. 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian LifestyleDiscover The Steps To Build A Great Foundation To Start The Vegetarian Lifestyle EffectivelyWHAT ARE THE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS?  Clearer environment  Prevent air and water polluntion  Reduce natural resources depletion  The promotion of purchasing eco friendly products that support your environment  Perserve natural phenomenons for future generations  Prevent harmful usuage of chemicals on land  Promotion of recycling  Reduce commercial waste build up within lakes and beaches  Prevent damage to sea and sea creatures that inhabit it.  Prevent food wastage by consuming food by reusing themWHAT ARE THE MORAL AND ETHICAL BENEFITS?  Stop animal cruelty  Prevent testing on future products on animals  Perserve and protect certain species of wildlife  Improve the standard of living for animals in factories and farms  Promote compassion towards animalsThere are so many benefits in all areas of becoming a vegetarian. Whether it is health, environmental or ethicalreasons all the benefits can you be yours once you begin the vegetarian lifestyle today! Copyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle, Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. 14
  19. 19. 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian LifestyleDiscover The Steps To Build A Great Foundation To Start The Vegetarian Lifestyle EffectivelyHow To Start YOUR Vegetarian Lifestyle In The Next 30 Days!..After reading all of the above, if you have firmly decided that the vegetarian lifestyle is right for you, you may beasking youreself,what are the first steps you should take? How can you have a better chance of becoming avegetarian as easily as possible? How can you become a successful vegetarian?If you want to know where you should begin and how you can start your new vegetarian lifestyle, you shouldinvest in your knowledge with The Vegetarian’s Beginners Guide course to show you the way. It will help buildthe proper mindset so that your vegetarian journey can be a successful one right from the start. TheVegetarian’s Beginners Guide course http://www.vegetariansbeginnersguide.com will help answer anyquestions you may have on what being a vegetarian really means, on the types of vegetarians, on what youshould eat, what meat alternatives are available, how to shop for the vegetarian lifestyle, how to deal withquestions from others about your new lifestyle, and much, much more! This course gives you everything youneed to be successful in your new vegetarian lifestyle by helping you create your personal strategy to start thevegetarian effectively.Reserve your copy of the Vegetarian’s Beginners Guide course and start your new vegetarian lifestyle in thenext 30 days. Becoming a happier, successful and healthier vegetarian or vegan is only a few moments away!CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR COPY OF VEGETARIAN’S BEGINNERSGUIDE 30 DAY COURSE RIGHT NOWCopyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle, Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. 15
  20. 20. 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian LifestyleDiscover The Steps To Build A Great Foundation To Start The Vegetarian Lifestyle EffectivelySummary - Get Ready To Start Your Vegetarian Lifestyle Today!Vegetarians are a great group of people that want to live a healthier and happier life. It is a great communitywhere individuals can achieve success as a vegetarian or vegan. As a new vegetarian, you will want to haveaccess to as much information as possible to ensure that your journey into a new vegetarian lifestyle issustainable. The change into a new vegetarian lifestyle can be confusing at times and challenging for others ifthey have not prepared well for the journey ahead. But with the essential steps, knowledge, and toolshttp://www.vegetariansbeginnersguide.com the transition will be an exciting and smoother one for you andothers around you. Invest in a plan, invest in your future because it is finally time to invest in YOURSELF !CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR COPY OF VEGETARIAN’S BEGINNERSGUIDE 30 DAY COURSE RIGHT NOWCopyright ©2012 7 Pillars To Starting A Vegetarian Lifestyle, Illuminate Good Health Publishing. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. 16

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