An Interview on Vegetarianism

Go Healthy with Wai Lana

Going vegetarian is easy and enjoyable. We’d like to share answer some questions that many people have about vegetarianism.  This will give you a better idea of how to sucessfully embark on your journey to health.

I want to become a vegetarian, but I really like to eat meat. What should I do?

Answer: There are so many vegetable based meat substistutes today that are made so well some people can’t tell the difference between the “vegetarian meat” and the real meat. There are tofu-based substitutes for ground beef which can be useful when it comes to helping you to adjust to the vegetarian lifestyle, as well as a product known as Quorn which is a type of mycoprotein that is rich and protein and has a texture that is very similar to the texture of meat. Wailana has some wonderful meat-substituting recipes that you will surely enjoy.  You can try out her vegetarian kebabs, creamy seitan dishes, and more.

Question: I’m afraid I’m not going to be able to maintain the self-discipline to stick to a vegetarian diet. What can I do to make the necessary changes?

Answer: It’s a great idea to keep in mind why you’re going vegetarian. People become a vegetarian for many different and individual reasons, but getting in touch with why you personally became a vegetarian can help to give you the strength to continue maintaining the diet. If you are feeling doubtful of your abilities to maintain the diet, read some literature about the benefits of vegetarianism and you may find even more reasons to keep you staying strong with your diet. Trying out vegetarian recipes like Wai Lana’s can be very helpful to help you stick to it.

Another thing that you may want to consider that can help to spur you on when it comes to maintaining your diet is to check to see if there are any local vegetarian groups in your area that you can join. In doing so, you will have a useful support system at your disposal which can be immensely helpful when it comes to maintaining your self control. You will also be able to trade recipes and assist each other when you are having trouble going vegetarian, as well as being able to make new friends that share some of the same feelings that you do. Feeling like you can’t go another day without meat? Try buying a new vegetarian cookbook or check out the large variety of vegetarian recipes on Wai Lana Yoga’s website.  You will surely find some recipes that you will enjoy. Learn how to cook great vegetarian food and you’ll always be hooked.  Chances are, you’ll even influence other people to go vegetarian too.

Hopefully, these answers have helped you to learn a little bit more about the vegetarian lifestyle and how it is possible to maintain it. Using meat substitutes are one of the easiest and best ways to get through any meat cravings.  There are so many people who don’t even know the difference between meat substitutes and real meat, so don’t worry.  Eat your “meat” and be healthy.