This may sound weird to some but not to me. I became vegetarian for spiritual reasons. I had tried several times in my life to simply incorporate more veggies because I've been overweight most of my life, but I ended up giving up the fight when I had little success finding substitutes for meat that tasted like meat.
Then one day during meditation I was simply guided to give up meat. The guidance was simply, "How can you reach a higher spiritual vibrational level (aka enlightenment & love) when you've got a gut full of low vibrational dead meat dragging you down?" May not make sense to others, but it made perfect sense to me. That day meat left my life.
I'm by no means a chef or even a cook. I was taught to cook by my 9th grade home economics class. My mother cooked meat and potatoes so I don't have much of a repitoire of cooking knowledge to go by. So in my past efforts to become vegetarian I kept trying to find replacement for meat that tasted like meat and failed miserably. But after my meditation another little nugget of information was placed into my heart that made perfect sense and that was....."Why does everything have to taste like meat?"
A huge light bub of DUH! when on over my head. I pulled out the vegetarian cookbooks that were gathering dust on my shelves and started cooking wether I thought I'd like the recipe or not. And guess what? I loved everything!
So after losing over 85 pounds and having a spiritual epiphany I gave up meat and I don't miss it a bit. It's almost like it's a non-issue for me. I'd rather have the vegetables.
Of course, the plus side is that animals are spared. IMO, whatever your personal reasons for going veg are....good for you. You are doing yourself a huge favor. GO VEG!