Introduction to Life as a Vegetarian
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Introduction to Life as a Vegetarian

Transition from an Experienced Carnivore to a Newbie Vegetarian in a Practical and Enjoyable Way.
4.2 (13 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,450 students enrolled
Created by Tatiana Kelsh
Last updated 5/2016
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  • 26 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Decide whether to turn vegetarian or not
  • Figure out the best way to transition to a vegetarian lifestyle
  • Identify possible challenges that might compromise the transition
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  • No prior knowledge required

If you ever wondered what it's like to be a vegetarian and felt like you would probably try it for yourself only if someone gave you the most important information about life as a vegetarian then you are in the right place.

A Beginner's Guide to Life as a Vegetarian.

This course is designed specifically for experienced carnivores curious about meatless existence. You might not be even totally sure whether a vegetarian lifestyle is for you. This course will give you an objective 360 degree view of the subject to help you make an informative decision before you make any changes to your diet.

Content and Overview

The course starts with covering the most common reasons for turning a vegetarian to assist you with identifying your own motivation as it improves the chances of successful transition. A comprehensive list of pros and cons of vegetarianism will challenge you to think for yourself next time you hear contradicting claims about positive and negative effects of vegetarianism.

A separate video is dedicated to a common worry of not getting enough protein when on a plant diet and answering the question if it is possible to get an adequate amount of protein from eating plant based food.

Lots of people would go through similar challenges during the transition. If you know about possible challenges in advance you will be more prepared for the journey. There is a videos that covers five most common challenges of vegetarian newbies..

If you finally decide to take the plunge a video about possible ways to go through with it will assist you with picking the way that suits you most.

There are no recipes included in this course because of vast free resources available online with countless vegetarian options for any taste. You should have no problem creating your own menus when you are ready to start

By the end of the course you will have a good idea about:

  • what it takes to be a vegetarian;
  • whether you want to become a vegetarian or not;
  • painless way to transition from a carnivore to a vegetarian.
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is ideal for people considering to become vegetarian
  • This course is not for you if you are already a vegetarian
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Curriculum For This Course
Start Here
13 Lectures 25:38

A few words about the course from Tatiana.

Preview 01:09

Discover some interesting vegetarianism related facts.


People turn vegetarian for different reasons. It is a good idea to understand clearly why you want to do it. This lecture covers the most common reasons.

Reasons for becoming a vegetarian

Learn about varied types of vegetarians and variances in their diets.

Types of vegetarians

What people eat affects more than just their bodies. Debates about whether we should/ are meant to eat meat or not are not over. This lecture provides a comprehensive list of reasons against the decision of going vegetarian. Some of the reasons are quite provoking.

Cons of vegetarianism
5 pages

A list of reasons why you should turn vegetarian and how it would help environment around you.

Pros of vegetarianism
5 pages

It is not easy to live in the world where animal products dominate every meal. Turn against the tide might be a challenge. This lecture will prepare you to face challenges which are likely to come every vegetarian's way.

Challenges Vegetarians Face

Learn about protein and how it is packaged in plant and animal based products.

Preview 05:27

Some commonly accepted statements about a vegetarian lifestyle might turn out to be wrong. This lecture covers seven the most common myths and misconceptions that might influence your decision.

Preview 04:01

Once you decide to go vegetarian you have a couple of options how to do it - overnight or gradually. Both ways work. Choose the one that suits you.

How to Transition


5 questions

A few final words from Tatiana.

Final Words

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About the Instructor
Tatiana Kelsh
4.1 Average rating
16 Reviews
2,465 Students
2 Courses
Professional Trainer and Nutritionist

Tatiana was born and raised in Russia near Siberia. She moved to Ireland 13 years ago and has been enjoying her life there ever since.

Tatiana's personal journey to healthy food started when she realised that it was time to lose two stone of excess weight accumulated over a couple of years by eating pizzas for dinner and chocolate biscuits for dessert. She started exercising more and stopped eating pizzas. It took her a year to lose excess weight but she managed to gain every single pound back in half of the time it took her to lose it once she started eating rubbish food again. She was disappointed with herself. She could not bear looking at herself in the mirror. The last thing she wanted was to start all over again. But there was no other choice if she wanted to be slim.

The second time Tatiana decided to make a more permanent change by learning about food and how her body was affected by different foods. She found out that she consumed too many calories because of eating foods with obvious and hidden added sugars. Once she reduced sugar in her diet she started losing weight again. She tracked other nutrients in her diet like fat, fibre and salt as well to improve her health. She adjusted her diet to stay healthy and slim permanently.

Tatiana worked as an accountant for years until she discovered her passion for health and wellness. She retrained and became a professional trainer specializing in health and wellbeing. Tatiana has been training people and speaking about health and wellness since 2010. Currently Tatiana, besides running online courses, teaches women about nutrition in one-to-one and group environments.