Thinking of going all green for your diet???
There are plenty of reasons to choose to go vegan. It's more animal friendly, it's healthy, and it works wonders for your body.
But when leaving the meat behind, how can you make sure it STAYS behind?
Following these life lessons and you'll be vegan and animal product-free!
Eat the Same Amount As Your Previous Diet
When people switch to vegan diets, they commonly try to lower the amount of food they intake as well.
This is NOT the way to go. In fact, you may have to eat "more."
If you are feeling hungry, chances are the food you choose is not as dense as a meat filled diet. Try eating more to maintain the same amount of calories as well as the same amount of fullness.
Don't Go Crazy On the B12!
Although meat, milk and eggs give their fair share of vitamins and minerals, there are always healthy and better alternatives.
But what about B12, which is important for neurological growth?
The good news is that the body can store up B12 for a long period of time. People can also receive B12 from plant enhanced beverages and cereals.
Stay Away From PROCESSED Vegan Food
Vegan food has to be healthy, that's the main benefit of being vegan!
So when shopping and you see a delicious looking veggie burger or pattie, you might want to think twice.
Processed foods are usually high in fat and sodium and no one wants to live off of food high on that stuff, right?
Going Out Can Be Tough, So Bring Your Own Snacks!
Find yourself at a restaurant that doesn't serve vegan dishes?
Have no fear! Bring a bag of nuts can help satiate your hunger or stick with the salad options of your meal.
But if salads are boring you, ask for dishes with just the grains and vegetables in the entrees.
Ignore Those Cravings!
Is your body telling you it's craving bacon? DON'T LISTEN TO IT!!!
It's all about vigilance when going vegan. When your body is telling it's time to eat, then eat. But don't give in to urges and assess what your body is missing. Is it the fat? The salt?
Finding a balance in your diet is the best way to begin and KEEP a vegan diet!