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Before you arrived at the restaurant, your friends all ordered a large pizza—half pepperoni, half sausage. As the solo vegetarian, you discreetly add a small cheese pizza to the order—with peppers and onions, of course! Welcome to the world of a vegetarian in an otherwise carnivorous population.
Vegetarianism has found itself growing in popularity, whether for religious, health, moral, or many other reasons. Still, it’s not uncommon to be the minority in a large group of people based on your vegetarian lifestyle. Going to a restaurant, a dinner party, traveling, and holidays (think: tofurkey!) can often be a challenge for many vegetarians. Being Vegetarian For Dummies helps you choose the vegetarian lifestyle that is right for you, whether you’re a vegetarian in the making or if you’ve been a vegetarian for years . With the helpful advice this guide provides, you’ll:
- Discover the vegetarian food guide pyramid
- Figure out true benefits of vegetarianism
- Find out how to reinvent your favorite recipes
- Learn how to arrange for vegetarian foods at wedding, banquets, and other social events
Best of all, Being Vegetarian For Dummies tackles head-on some of the most common questions that vegetarians often face when someone learns of their dietary lifestyle. Aren’t you lacking a ton of vitamins and minerals? What exactly do you eat? Don’t you get tired of salads? Isn’t it dangerous to be vegetarian when you’re pregnant? The list goes on—mainly because most people don’t have a clear understanding of what being a vegetarian really entails. Being Vegetarian For Dummies offers you all you need to know to make smart, healthy choices, and also covers:
Being Vegetarian For Dummies
- Deciding whether to switch to vegetarianism overnight or gradually
- Finding vegetarian sources of protein
- Ensuring that you have a healthy vegetarian pregnancy
- Vegetarian diets for children and teens
- Understanding what’s really in your food and other products
definitely promises that you won’t be eating grilled cheese sandwiches for the rest of your life.
"Informative, entertaining, and right on target." John Robbins, author, Diet for a New America and The Food Revolution
Great advice and nutrition information for a vegetarian lifestyle
Enjoy all the benefits of a vegetarian diet. Now it's even easier to go meatless! If you're a vegetarian in the making, what should you know to do it right? This book shares practical tips for switching to a meat-free diet and for making healthful food choices at home, at restaurants, or while traveling to get the nutrients you need and to enjoy your meals.
Discover how to: Choose the vegetarian lifestyle right for you Adapt your diet if you're an athlete or pregnant Get the protein and other nutrients you need Shop for a vegetarian kitchen Create new traditions for holiday meals
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -299) and index.
About the Author
Suzanne Havala, M.S., R.D., is a registered dietitian and nutrition expert who has written several books on vegetarianism and health.
Table of Contents
PART I: Vegetarianism for Beginners: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: Vegetarianism Defined.
Chapter 2: Don't Worry -- It's Good for You!
Chapter 3: Vegetarianism Benefits All of Us.
Chapter 4: Making the Switch to Vegetarianism.
PART II: Vegetarian NutriSense.
Chapter 5: Protein Particulars.
Chapter 6: The Calcium Connection.
Chapter 7: Iron Intake.
Chapter 8: Vitamin B12 Basics.
Chapter 9: Other Vitamins and Minerals.
PART III: Surviving Among the Carnivores.
Chapter 10: All Revved Up and Ready to Go.
Chapter 11: Being Vegetarian in a Nonvegetarian Family.
Chapter 12: Being Vegetarian in a Nonvegetarian World.
Chapter 13: Practical Tips to Help You Along.
PART IV: Meals Made Easy.
Chapter 14: The Vegetarian Routine.
Chapter 15: Eating Well When Time Is Short.
Chapter 16: Reinventing Your Favorite Recipes.
Chapter 17: Entertaining: Holidays and Special Occasions.
PART V: Movin' on Out!.
Chapter 18: Vegetarian Etiquette: Minding Your Peas and Quinoa.
Chapter 19: Dining in Restaurants and Other Venues.
Chapter 20: Staying on Course When You Travel.
PART VI: Vegetarianism for Special Needs.
Chapter 21: Taking Care of Mommy-to-Be.
Chapter 22: Bringing Up Baby.
Chapter 23: Vegetarian Diets for Children and Teens.
Chapter 24: Aging Healthfully: Vegetarianism for Older Adults.
Chapter 25: Maintaining Your Competitive Edge: Vegetarian Diets for Athletes.
PART VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 26: Ten Great Ways to Get Involved.
Chapter 27: Ten Sound Reasons for Going Vegetarian.
Appendix A: Helpful Resources for Vegetarians.
Appendix B: Terms and Definitions.
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