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A Beginners Guide to Becoming a Vegetarian

“If you think the pursuit of good health is expensive and time consuming, try illness.” -Lee Swanson

Hi Babes!

Some of you have mentioned that you try to eat more of a Vegetarian diet but never feel full!!

The trick is, and the best part is… you get to EAT MORE!!! Vegetables are a lot less caloric dense than meat, so you need to eat an abundance of food!

Firstly I would say, if you want to do it long term, focus more on adding new foods in as opposed to focusing on all the foods you can’t eat. Slowly transition your diet, then you’re more likely to stick to it instead of just giving up because it’s too difficult.

I'm not crazy when it comes to getting in all my macros, but I am always conscious about it. I always try to make sure I get in healthy Carbs, Fat, and Protein. Carbs are definitely the easiest to get in! When I say carbs I’m thinking fruits and veggies. Fat - go to is avocado, and Protein - beans - usually chick peas.



If you’re used to eating meat, when you turn veg, you need to increase your portions, OR eat more often. When you’re transitioning, try and eat even before you get hungry so that you’re not tempted to go back to meat. If you’re eating vegetables then you don’t have to worry too much about calories because they’re pretty low in cals. Also just take one thing at a time.

**Don’t be surprised if you start to feel worse before you start to feel better. When you make big changes to the diet often your body will detox first. Don’t be alarmed! Stick through it and soon enough it will be rewarding.

Also drink lots of WATER! Honestly probably most of the population is dehydrated - I usually have a glass before I eat - to make sure that I'm actually hungry and not dehydrated. Most of the time all I really need is water.

I always have a protein smoothie after my workouts. I get it in right away because your body needs to refuel!! (TBH sometimes it’s whey protein if I get it from the gym, but I always use vegan protein if I'm making a smoothie at home.)


  1. Start with Real Food

  • vegetables, leafy greens, nuts, seeds, beans, non-refined (whole) grains and pseudograins, legumes, and fruits.

  • Each one containing minerals like magnesium and chromium that reduce blood sugar levels, along with special amino acids the body can use to reduce hunger signals in the body.

  • Add HEMP HEARTS to anything you can!! Extra protein! woohoo! Smoothies, Avocado Toast, Salads, Soup, Chili, really you can add it to almost anything!


  1. Limit Salt & Oil High salt intake has been linked to high blood pressure, and can lead to overeating on unhealthy foods quite easily, never leaving us really satisfied.

  2. Fill up on Plant Based Proteins

  • Seeds, nuts, beans, and legumes

  • Protein signals satiety messages to the brain, nourishes the cells, and benefits the metabolism and brain function.


  1. Be Prepared When going veg it’s important to have healthy snacks on you!! Get in the habit of packing a lunch, or easy snacks.

  2. almond butter & apple

  3. hummus & carrots

  4. Protein Bars (preferably plant based)

  5. See My Go-To Snacks/Meals Blog


  1. Eat Meals, Not just Snacks If you’re having troubles feeling full - eat real MEALS as opposed to constantly snacking. Just put everything in a big bowl - I often have salads, but to be honest there’s never usually lettuce in it… I just call it a salad but it’s a ton of vegetables, beans, avocado, and a bit of dressing in a bowl. When I say eat a lot I mean family sized salads! Don’t be scared to eat more!!

Health Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet

  1. Good for Heart Health

  2. Reduces Cancer Risk

  3. Prevents Type 2 Diabetes

  4. Lowers Blood Pressure

  5. Decreases Asthma Symptoms