World Vegetarian Day is October 1, and the North American Vegetarian Society is sponsoring a contest in which you could win $1000 just for pledging to try going vegetarian for at least a day! Easy enough, right? Just follow this link to find out more!
Why go vegetarian, you ask? Well, I have actually said that if I could keep up with maintaining a vegetarian lifestyle, I totally would! Honestly, I don’t think I would miss meat that much; I have never been much of a meat-eater. I have noticed on days that I do not eat meat (or only 1 portion of meat/chicken/fish), I feel better than when I eat more meat. There are a wealth of resources outlining the benefits of a vegetarian diet. Here are some that I found after just doing a Google search:
- Huffington Post article
- Fox News article
- Natural Medicine website
- Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine
There were many more, but these were ones I felt were really worth looking at and took a little bit different approach each time to explaining the vegetarian lifestyle benefits.
If you decide to try going vegetarian for a day, let me know in the comments section how you did! Was it more/less difficult than you expected? Would you try it for more time? Would you consider completely switching over to becoming vegetarian?