All customers and independent representatives of QNet are aware that QNet is a vegetarian company. We have discussed in the past how vegetarianism is not just good for health but is also a great way to conserve the resources of the planet.
If you have grown up eating meat all your life, it is not easy for you to give it up. We get that. Many top leaders in QNet around the world, who grew up in cultures where vegetarianism is almost unheard of, have over the years come to realise that the benefits of a vegetarian diet and have made the switch.
Do note that QNet does not force or mandate anyone to become vegetarian, but we are passionate advocates of vegetarianism as a way of life. We believe that switching to a vegetarian diet is sustainable, healthy and kind.
If you are curious about vegetarianism and are keen to make the switch, we give you five tips to help you make the transition.
1. Have a Good Reason
If you just want to become vegetarian for kicks, you probably won’t stick with it for long. Any lifestyle change or habit change requires motivation, which comes from a strong WHY (just as the decision to join the QNet business). You need to first think about why you want to become vegetarian, and really believe in it. Once you have that down, the rest is easy.
2. Do Your Research
Before starting anything new, just as in your business, do your due diligence. Read as much as possible about the benefits of a vegetarian diet. There are tons of sites dedicated to vegetarianism on the web. Talk to friends who have made a conscious choice to make the switch. Arm yourself with nutritional information. It’s a myth that vegetarian diets are deficient in essential nutrients. It’s all about eating a balanced meal.
3. Make a Gradual Transition
We suggest a gradual transition into vegetarianism. Some people decide to go cold turkey and cut all meats abruptly from their diet. This may work for some, but not for everyone as it requires a huge amount of willpower. For most people, a gradual transition works better. There’s no need to give up all meat at once. You can start by eating one vegetarian meal a day for the first week, two for the second, and so on.
Also, phase the meat out gradually. Start by eliminating red meats. After a couple of weeks, try cutting out white meats, and then seafood. This allows both your body and mind to adjust.
4. Try one recipe a week.
Make this journey an adventure to try something new. Identify an easy vegetarian recipe that you can make by yourself at home and start with that. If you like it, add it to your collection of staple recipes that you eat on a regular basis. If the recipe isn’t that great, try another one next week. Soon, you’ll have a collection of of 5-10 great recipes that you love to cook and eat.
Whether you are vegetarian or not, most people only have 7-10 recipes that they cook regularly. Once you have that many vegetarian recipes, you are good to go.
5. Have fun.
Most of all, don’t make becoming a vegetarian be a restrictive, gruelling ordeal. If you feel like you’re depriving yourself, you won’t last long. But if you feel like you are doing something good, and trying out some great-tasting food, you will stick with it for much longer (for life, hopefully).