Moving toward a plant based diet has gone mainstream in America today. Some people have successfully increased the "meatless Fridays" to meatless dinners three or four times a week or similar approaches.
There is no magic formula for the number of meatless meals to eat. The best plan is to discuss your diet with a dietitian. This way, you will arrive at an eating plan, which will actually enhance your health.
The following is a quick and simple method for moving toward a plant based diet.
*IDENTIFY THE MEAL WHEN YOU EAT MEAT THE MOST.
Is it at a particular meal (dinner, eating at a certain restaurant)?
Is it in combinations with specific foods (meat with sandwiches, steak and potatoes)?
Is it on certain days of the week (Monday night dinner, weekends)?
*IDENTIFY WHEN YOU CAN SKIP MEAT EASILY.
Perhaps a meatless breakfast is easy. Or, when you brown bag your lunch it might work for you if you can look forward to a traditional evening meal.
*COULD YOU EASILY SET CERTAIN DAYS OF THE WEEK AS MEATLESS?
Shopping and planning are easier with this method. Also, this gives you an opportunity to plan to sample convenience foods made from plant based protein such as those by Morning Star and Boca.
*FIND MEATLESS MEALS, YOU ENJOY AND USE THEM MORE OFTEN.
Do you like quiche, veggie pizza, macaroni and cheese, 7 bean soup, cheese enchiladas, vegetable stir fry and brown rice, tomato soup and whole grain crackers?