Today is the second day of my transition to a plant-based diet -- from what I understand, "plant-based" is a politically neutral alternative to words like vegetarian, vegan, etc -- and so far I'm doing well. I bought some of Whole Food's pre-cut vegetables and tried stir-frying them in olive oil. Not bad. For lunch I've been ordering a vegetarian-style sandwich from Rubicon, a deli close to my work.
I'm trying this out because of the documentary Forks over Knives, which is essentially a video lecture arguing for the reduction of animal-based foods in your diet. That being said, I only recommend watching this documentary if you know what you're getting into -- otherwise you'll be left with quite a bit of self-guilt!