If you are interested in becoming a vegetarian, here is a tip: start doing yoga.
When I started doing yoga, my instructor said something I will never forget - wait, was it??? oh yeah. He said that when you stop eating meat, you'll feel different and the quality of your sweat will even smell different.
That was so gross to me, I was intrigued. The challenge was on.
The trick is, when you go veggie, it is imperative that you get the right combination of protein. When I started trying to go vegetarian, I wasn't doing it right. After a few months, I had no energy and could barely focus when people were talking to me. Anemia was setting in. I had to go back to eating meat until I learned how to do it right.
The great thing about meat is that it is high high high in protein. It's easy, breezy and you certainly don't have to think about it. However, thanks to all of the products created from soy (and, let's face it, the Atkins diet), it's easier than ever to find products on the market that are soy and protein rich.
If you are thinking of taking the plunge, find a yoga teacher that believes in a veggie lifestyle and ask him why. I'm sure he'll say something that will inspire you to give it a go.
And by the way... my yoga instructor was right. I did start to smell a whole lot cleaner.
I would agree that less meat is usually better, but I'd suggest taking baby steps to becoming a vegetarian. Instead of trying to design a diet and make a drastic switch, why not just incorporate more and more vegetarian eating into your diet? Over time you will naturally phase into 100% vegetarian if you want.