When I began my journey as a vegetarian, it wasn’t so easy to let everyone know about it. I felt insecure and somewhat terrified of being questioned and stared down at by my closest friends and family members. And, I came to realize that most of the disapproval that came from my biggest support system because they did not understand exactly what it means to be a vegetarian.
Eventually, I laughed about the fact that 8 times out of 10, people asked me the same questions; which made me realize that we have been genuinely misinformed or just not interested in looking for the right answers.
So here is a list of FAQs that I got a chance to answer:
Where do I get my protein from? (THIS ONE IS HUGE) I get my protein from legumes, nuts, some whole grains and, believe it or not, a lot of vegetables are higher in protein that animal based proteins and lower on the carb side.
Can you dine out? Yes!! What do I eat? Pretty easy, anything that has veggies (the more the better), Chees, Nuts, legumes… everything except poultry, fish or any other type of meat.
Can you exercise? Of course!!! Some of the best athletes in the world are vegetarian or vegan. Including Serena Williams, Mike Tyson and Lizzie Armistead, first athlete to achieve Olympic success on a non-meat diet.