Live Healthy & Happy
published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that keeping a food diary may double your weight loss efforts.
Register for a free SparkPeople account & make losing weight easier!
Dining Out Guide
Motivation to Move
Strength & Toning
Get Back on Track
Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness Options:
Cold & Flu
High Blood Pressure
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Pregnancy & Postpartum
Lifestyle Center Options:
Beauty & Style
The SparkPeople Blog
Fitness & Apparel
Access hundreds of thousands of recipes that are healthy and easy to make. Get full nutrition info for every recipe and track with one click!
Today's Featured Recipe:
Slow Cooker Meatloaf
Join Now for Free!
Member Comments for the Article:
Read This Before You Give Up Meat
Tips for Transitioning to a Vegan or Vegetarian Diet
Leave a Comment
Return to Article
I have top eating meat several years ago I don't miss it, but I give my family the plant base meat.
Thanks for the great article! :)
I will never give up meat. However, I do go many days in a row without eating any. I am flexitarian in my eating. As I get older, I find I'm eating less at each meal, so it is easier to have many days of all vegetable/rice meals and one day every now and then of hamburger or pork chop.
I gave up beef and pork a long time ago and feel better because of it. Being mindful of where your food comes from as well as getting your daily doses of what is needed to sustain you is what's important, SparkFriends. Education is the key
Thanks for this very informative article. Good need-to-know information!
Good information. My family has been plant based for a little over a year. It did take awhile to get use to BUT IT IS SO WORTH IT. I was taking 9 medications and I am down to 2. I am happy with my life changes.
I have been vegan for 2 years, have routine blood work that looks better and better every six months. I am deficient in NOTHING. It’s about what works for you, and your belief system.
"...vegans are most at risk of being deficient in certain nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin D, iron, protein and vitamin B12." --- If this part is truth, where are they getting the extra energy from?
There are many pros & cons. Thank you.
the only meat I eat is chicken breast. I never eat red meat or any other kind of meat.
Leave a comment
to leave a comment.