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10 Surprising Things I Learned My First Month As A Vegetarian

Vegetarians gonna veggie.

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1. You DO Get Hungrier

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Not only was I hungry when it came time for every meal, I felt like I was was starving! Definitely beyond my typical level of hunger.

2. But You Feel Fuller Faster

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Surprisingly, even though I was starving when I sat down for a meal, I found myself filling up early on. Especially when eating salads, smoothies or other nutrient dense food, I felt like I became full after I consumed less food than I normally would.

3. Your Friends Will Be Supportive

Even friends that I thought wouldn't be able to understand were surprisingly accommodating and asked for meat on only half of the pizza.
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Even friends that I thought wouldn't be able to understand were surprisingly accommodating and asked for meat on only half of the pizza.

4. And Waiters Will Actually Have Your Back

I ordered butternut squash gnocchi at a restaurant and my waitress warned me that it was sprinkled with bacon. No thank you.

I ordered butternut squash gnocchi at a restaurant and my waitress warned me that it was sprinkled with bacon. No thank you.

5. But Vegans Still Think They're Better Than You

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Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian, you are not worthy.

6. You Will Become THAT Vegetarian

Don't expect to sit down to watch Cowspiracy on a Friday night with your Omni boyfriend and not get preachy.

Don't expect to sit down to watch Cowspiracy on a Friday night with your Omni boyfriend and not get preachy.

7. You Learn To Actually Like Taco Bell

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And Del Taco, even if it disgusted you before, because they have vegetarian (and vegan!) options.

8. Guac Isn't Extra

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At Chipotle veggie bowls get free guacamole! (But not sofritas.)

9. Your Hesitant To Call Yourself A Vegetarian At First

Like when you first started dating someone, it just feels a little too new.

10. But You CAN Stick With It!

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I was surprised by how much more comfortable I felt with each passing day! Stay confident, friend, you got this!

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