Anonymous asks: Hi Madde, I am a first-year student in college and I am stuck with a meal plan until my second year (kill me). I have tried to be a vegetarian and vegan twice now, once previous in the semester. I know this is what I want to do, I am just unsure if I can do it right away. Would you recommend a slow transition, or to just jump right into it?
That’s too bad you’re stuck on a meal plan for two years, but as boring as that food may get after a while, use it as an opportunity to be creative and craft your own dinners out of what’s available to you!
My advice on transitioning versus diving in is always to dive in. But only for a week! Make it a fun challenge for yourself, be completely vegetarian or vegan for one week and set a reward for yourself if you make it. That will give you a good idea of how easy (or not) switching over will be for you. Then depending on how the week goes, you can decide to either continue being vegan/vegetarian, or you can make it a slower transition.
Hope that helps!