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Pant-based diets can help you stay healthy. Just keep a few things in mind: Start slowly. What’s popular these days is Meatless Mondays, when you deliberately make a vegetarian meal. Then move to a few meatless meals per week. In between, make sure your plate is at least half full of vegetables. Be realistic. It’s hard to go vegetarian if you don’t like fruits and vegetables. That is the basis of the diet, and it’s critical because fruits and vegetables offer a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients. Change your thinking. Don’t focus on that large chunk of meat for your protein and fat. Choose vegetarian meals that have a mix of proteins, fats and vegetables together, such as stews, soups and one-pot meals with beans, whole grains and vegetables.