Some people try to become a vegan for no reason at all. Some of them just try the lifestyle for 30 days to see if the lifestyle is suitable for them since most people believe that if they do not consume animal products such as meat, dairy and cheese, they cannot get complete nutrition. However, vegans believe that there is also some food replacement to address this issue.
There are several online sites that are maintained by dieticians or health experts that are also vegan. These sites can provide you with some helpful tips and advice on vegan diets and how to prevent possible nutrition deficiencies that some people believe is a major flaw of a vegan diet. But these people are simply ignorant of the specific information or just trying to scare you so that you will not try or discontinue a vegan lifestyle.
There are people who are vegans for almost 20 years and there was not a moment when they have craved for meat products because they have planned their diets properly that they have no problems while in the lifestyle. There are numerous recipes available on different online sources, also on our Instagram feed.
Eating a plant-based diet doesn’t make you a vegan; any more than eating a curry dish makes you a Hindu. A plant-based diet is just a part of the whole process of switching into the vegan lifestyle. A vegan lifestyle is part of a much larger process of enhancing a kind, compassionate and harm-free lifestyle that is applied in all areas of life.
Keep a bag of fruits and nuts that you can readily munch whenever you are hungry when it is not meal time yet. You can also get lots of fruits and soya milk for protein substitution. Explain to the people around you who are discouraging you with a vegan lifestyle of your purpose of becoming a vegan.
Just think of this: Where do animals get their food source? From the plants, fruits and vegetables have all the needed vitamins and minerals that can provide our body with proper nutrition. You can get complete nutrition from carrots, potatoes, broccoli, soy beans, legumes, nuts whole grains and other plants.
Some people stop consuming meat while some prefer to add dietary changes at a slower pace. Whatever way you decide to make your switch, you can reap the health benefits of a vegan lifestyle by significantly cutting down on your meat servings every day and making fruits and vegetables the primary component of your meals. Some experts suggest the following pointers you can follow while on a vegan lifestyle:
1. Consume whole grain products such as brown rice, cereals, wheat bread instead of refined products.
2. Eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables
3. Choose non-fat dairy products
4. Limit intake of egg yolks to 3 to 4 every week
5. Limit consumption of sugar and fatty foods
6. Plan your shopping so that you can have more time to read food labels
7. There are available vegan products in the market today and there are also special stores devoted in manufacturing and selling non-animal products.
Becoming a vegan can be very easy if you have the will and guts to do it. Whether you enjoy cooking elaborate meals or choose quick and easy to prepare foods, vegan meals can be very rewarding.