Whenever you start making changes in your lifestyle, it can be intimidating and the anticipation of doing it is scarier than actually doing it. Just like with any other change, take one step at a time. Pick your own pace and find out what works for you and what doesn’t.
Veganism is on the rise everywhere in the world. if you think that becoming vegan completely is not your cup of tea yet, try becoming vegan part time. you will still experience all the benefits mentioned above and then you can compare how you feel after eating vegan versus how you feel after consuming meat and dairy products. Many people have healed their bodies by becoming vegan. In just two weeks, you can start seeing the results of your vegan eating. You need to take pills will decrease or end altogether, you will move better, you will sleep better and you will feel better.
It is funny how few restaurants and grocery stores support vegans. Why aren’t businesses making a profit out of this opportunity? Is it because they don’t want to support consumers in making informed decisions or is it just because they don’t see times changing? Whatever the reason may be, people are changing in lifestyle and are encouraging their children to do so as well.
Following a vegan diet doesn’t mean that you have to be inflexible and militant in your food choices. It means that you are progressive- you are constantly trying out new recipes and ingredients that work for your body.
- First of all, learn about the vegan lifestyle as much as you can. Become familiar with the territory and learn from other people’s experiences.
- Educate yourself about animal slaughtering, practices and costs of animal products. Give your conscience a good shake before committing.
- Learn about how to nourish your body on a vegan diet.
- Find books, apps and forums that will help you. Use the Indivine app to plan, systemize your meals and to optimize your grocery shopping experience.
- Find services that may deliver vegan ingredients and meals to your doorstep.
- Keep in mind that you are inevitably spending less on your vegan diet than you were spending on your carnivore diet.
- It is better to add to your diet before you start cutting down. Start by incorporating beans, seeds, tofu and whole grain in your daily routine. Practice vegan recipes that attract you. Learn about storage and preparation techniques of all ingredients that you plan to incorporate in your diet.
- As a baby step, you can start by switching from milk to non-dairy alternatives such as soy or almond milk. With a simple method of trial and error, you will know what works best for your body.
- Remember your motivation and keep a positive attitude. If you keep reminding yourself about why you are making this change in the first place, you will not stray from this lifestyle.
- While planning your transition, keep your options open. You can either start by being a vegetarian and the move on to veganism OR slow transition yourself from omnivore to vegan OR you can go full vegan from the start.
- Also, identify your ‘barrier foods’. Phase them out in a controlled fashion; make them the last hurdle towards veganism. For many people, it is cheese. Learn how your barrier food is prepared and processed. This is often a significant turn off for most people.
- After cutting out your barrier foods, you need to wait for the cravings to subside. it may take a few weeks during which you should find vegan alternatives that make you feel just as good.
- Make preparing meals fun and engage your family if you can. Be creative and take inspiration from books, articles and blogs.