I am trying to be a vegetarian. My current roommate who is leaving soon does most of the cooking and has meat every day. My doctor discourages my attempts because she says I won't get enough vitamin think or protein. Any suggestions in that regard?
Try transitioning gradually, instead of 'cold turkey'. Start with "Meatless Monday' and then slowly add more vegetarian dishes to your cooking repertoire. Before long you will be entirely vegetarian. You can also start by eliminating 'red meat' immediately, and move on from there. This will let your gut microbiome evolve and adapt to your changing diet.
Pure BS. I have a naturopath neighbor who I often go to for tests. The same carp. I need animal protein. Studies have repeatedly shown plant based protein is better than animal and besides, most Americans think we need more than we do.
My late partner's son is a doctor (as is his wife). She and he had this discussion several times but he admitted doctors get very little training in nutrition. Go find an objective book on the subject.
You do not need meat for protein. Plants have all the protein your body needs. When I went vegetarian last year I was told about a great website called forks over knives. They have recipes and you can sign up for weekly recipes and dishes for a fee. I did that for a year and adjusted the recipes for my tastes as I was going vegetarian not vegan. They are a great place to learn about nutrition. Good luck and I hope you will see a big change in your health. I sure did. I’ve taken off 33 pounds now and feel better than I have in years. Also got off all my prescription drugs!