Go veggie section:
We’re all different so if you want to go, and stay, vegetarian it’s important to find the way that suits you best.
Some of the most popular ways of making the change in your lifestyle are described on these pages, but whichever route you choose, remember:
Every meal helps.
If you don’t feel you can go veggie all at once, feel good about what you are doing to reduce the amount of meat and fish that you eat.
Stop and think about what you eat.
It’s not difficult to be a vegetarian, but if you’ve eaten meat all your life it is different. You won’t be healthy if you just swap meat or fish with lots of dairy products. Have a look at our basic vegetarian nutrition page.
Ask for help.
Going vegetarian is exciting and adventurous but it's also a big step. The Vegetarian Society is here to help with lots of advice and resources for new veggies, but you might also find it useful to talk to friends and acquaintances who are vegetarian. You can also find help, support and answers to your questions in our forums.
Download our guide for new vegetarians: Going Veggie: What to Eat
Join the Vegetarian Society from just £1.35 a month.
We think being veggie is great, so we spread the word; share all the latest news and features, show off all the best recipes, and are the place to turn for those who need a bit of advice. Joining the vibrant veggie community is the absolute best step towards that healthier, more sustainable, more compassionate diet. What’s more, you’ll get:
- Our quarterly mag, The Vegetarian, keeping you in the loop with a host of stories, features and recipes as well as updates on all the great stuff our members and local groups are up to.
- Members E-News, bringing you breaking stories, ways to get involved, tasty recipes and chances to win great prizes.
- Our membership card, with discounts at hundreds of veggie-friendly places up and down the country, including Holland and Barrett, you’ll be making your money back in no time!
Don’t give up.
If you find it difficult at first or slip up, don't be too hard on yourself, and remember all the great reasons for being vegetarian. Just give it another go.