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16 Things That Will Inevitably Happen When You Become Vegetarian

"Just make sure you're getting enough iron, OK." – Your mum.

1. You will realise that meat is the basis of most meals you know how to cook.

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2. And for this reason you will have way more than one tofu-related kitchen disaster.

3. You won't know when to start spreading the word that you no longer eat meat.

On the one hand, you want to give people a heads-up. On the other, you don't want to be annoyingly stereotyped as someone who just loves talking about their vegetarian lifestyle choice.
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On the one hand, you want to give people a heads-up. On the other, you don't want to be annoyingly stereotyped as someone who just loves talking about their vegetarian lifestyle choice.

4. You will realise how weirdly into bacon everyone is.

"So, you like bacon? Cool story, bro."
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"So, you like bacon? Cool story, bro."

5. You will buy and try faux meat, before realising you're no longer craving the taste.

6. People will all of a sudden become extremely concerned about your iron levels.

7. And naturally, everyone who comments will ~basically~ be a qualified nutritionist.

Or so they seem to believe.
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Or so they seem to believe.

8. You will awkwardly watch your family and friends try their best to cater for you.

Bless them!
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Bless them!

9. You will realise how few restaurants realise not every vegetarian wants to eat pasta for every meal.

10. And after a few weeks, you'll be ready to swear off the token-vego-option beetroot salad forever.

Rocket, feta, and walnuts will also eventually repulse you.
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Rocket, feta, and walnuts will also eventually repulse you.

11. You will learn that chickpeas and lentils can be the most wonderful thing in the world.

12. And margherita pizzas will taste better than ever.

Until your meat-eating friends forget they ordered their own, and eat most of your assigned slices.
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Until your meat-eating friends forget they ordered their own, and eat most of your assigned slices.

13. You will get tired of rolling your eyes every time someone makes a joke about vegans and vegetarians.

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14. And you will definitely get over having to explain your decision to people who should probably be focusing their energy on being less judgmental.

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15. You will also realise that the best people DGAF what you do or don't eat.

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And aren't going to hold it against you if you don't stay vego forever.

16. And once you find a few good restaurants* and recipes**, you'll be beyond happy with your new choice.

*Hummus brands**Hummus recipes
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*Hummus brands

**Hummus recipes

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