• Helping a loved one turn veggie?

    Profile photo of kassandramarlene

    Over a year ago

    My girlfriend said she’s willing to try to go vegetarian for me. (Super awesome!) Any tips on how I can make her transition easier?

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  • Profile photo of Slayla

    Over a year ago

    Tell her her body will thank her for it later and that she’s being part of the solution for the planet’s health too. Involve her in making meals together, ask her if she feels anything is missing from a dish and do your best to perfect it until she is willing to take the lead and start some dishes herself.

    Go over veg cookbooks together and tag the ones you both would like to try. Then you too could have something new and exciting to look forward to. There are numerous food blogs and sites to tear through as well. Make it an adventure.

    And most important, don’t berate her if she happens to slip up once in a while. If there is an “off-limits” food she longs for, make an exception until she’s ready to cut it for good. Maybe have an off-day for her so she can relax and think about all the food she has eaten for the week and take comfort that she won’t starve as long as you act as a team.

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  • Profile photo of latias

    Over a year ago

    Best thing? Be supportive. It’s really great of her to do that; I’ve read many stories about people who refuse to change, and their vegetarian/vegan halves feeling really isolated because of it. Let her know it’s okay to make mistakes, and do your best to help her along the way. It’s always nice to tell your loved ones that you appreciate their efforts, but it’s super important when it comes to stuff like this.

    Really happy for both you and she~

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  • Profile photo of MysteryMalice

    Over a year ago

    As sportyabi007 said let your other half know its ok to slip up. To make the transition easier there a lot of yummy vegetarian substitutes for your other half to try, cook her some of her fave dishes, and when you go out together food shopping make sure you point out all the yummy veggie things she can have so she doesn’t feel like “Ohh I can’t have that… I loved that” lol.

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  • Profile photo of sportyabi007

    Over a year ago

    tell her that its ok to slip when you first start. if ou cut it all ,then oull crave the stuff you once loved, so wean her off the stuff. Apart from that, jsut lether surf the net to look at tasty recipes and stuff, which will intise her to eat veggie

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  • Profile photo of hakred

    Over a year ago

    That IS super awesome! Maybe you could veg/nize some of her fave meaty dishes and serve them up for dinner. When she sees all of the options, she’ll probably be very pleased and it will make it much easier on her. :)

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