WASHINGTON, July 20, 2017 – Transitioning from being an omnivore to being a vegan can be difficult, but if you take it one day at a time, you can eliminate meat and animal products, like milk and eggs.
From being an omnivore to being a vegan, it’s as hard as this scenario: You’re lying on one of the most comfortable mattresses ever and you remember you need to get to work because it’s Monday. Even if you love the feeling, you need to wake up that lazing in bed is not what is beneficial for you.
If you want to adopt a vegan lifeystyle following are some easy ways that could keep you on track while starting out. Supplements, like protein drinks, vitamins, and minerals, can also be a great help in keeping you feeling fit while you transition.
As always, consult your doctor, a nutritionist and do your homework. Be sure that any vitamins or minerals you take are formulated by reputable companies.
- Take your time and start at your own pace
Transitioning from having meat in each meal to no meat at all is hard. Always take your time on when to start on going entirely vegan, instead of immediately cutting meat from your life you can start slowly.
You can try cutting one meat at a time like simply not having fish first, then chicken until you’ve completely given up on all the type of meat. Also, you can try being vegan at home – or in one meal you can go to a full vegan dish. Take everything slowly, this way it is easier for you and your body to adjust to the transition of the intake that you are eating.
You do not need to hurry about everything. It might shock your body if you push yourself too much. Slowly but surely, your cravings and favorites will change in the long run.
- Every day is learning
You don’t want to start going vegan without actually learning what is needed to be one. Learning is a continuous process. Every day, as you are in the transition of changing your lifestyle, transitioning to going vegan will be harder since it is not something that you are familiar with.
Learn new things while you are getting familiar with a plant-based diet. Learn a new recipe each day, focus on a new vegetarian recipe that will also be an aid to your vegan transition period. Make is an exploratoin and journey into something new, not a chore.
It will also help you avoid in buying food cooked from restaurants.
Don’t feel pressured if you are not on a Gordon Ramsay level. You have your whole life to practice. If you have done something right or if you have another progress, always tap yourself for a job well done.
- Plan your meal ahead
To make it easier and more nutritious, plan your whole week’s meal. So you can track what you are eating each day. It is also a good idea, so you can master the recipes that you’ve been learning the whole week.
Another tip is to create a healthful salad combining your favorite vegetables – a summertime mix filled with cucumbers, red onions, fresh corn and diced tomatos or a unami mix with sauteed pre-boiled beets, squash, zucchini, and onions – a mix that you find delicious and satisfying for a fast, easy meal or snack at anytime.
4. Never give up
Drink more water and tea
Since you are going to the healthier path, might as well change what you drink. Cut off liquor and drinks that are loaded with sugar, like soft drinks and artificial juices.
Always have at least one cup of tea and maintain the 8-10 glasses of water a day, for rehydration purposes.
Since you are cutting some food, let water and tea replenish the nutrients that you are losing. You’ll feel healthier this way.
Switching from being an omnivore to being a vegan might be hard, but just by following the tips above, you’ll be on an easier way to achieving the healthy lifestyle that you wanted. Sacrifices are made to achieve success, so let go of that meat and have a healthier lifestyle.
You can also find more tips on having a healthier lifestyle on Health Listed.